Panic! at the Disco is breaking up after nearly 20 years as frontman Brendon Urie awaits his first baby’s arrival.
The frontman announced the band’s split in an Instagram statement Tuesday, confirming his wife Sarah Urie’s pregnancy news in the process.
“It’s been a hell of a journey,” Brendon, 35, wrote. “But sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin.”
The singer — who started the group in 2004 with his childhood pals Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson — wrote that he and Sarah, also 35, are “expecting a baby very soon” and “look[ing] forward to this next adventure” together.
“That said, I am going to bring this chapter of my life to an end and put my focus and energy on my family, and with that Panic! At The Disco will be no more,” he continued.
Brendon concluded the post by thanking fans, writing, “Whether you’ve been here since the beginning or are just finding us, it has been a pleasure.”
The musician and his bandmates formed the group in high school, releasing their breakthrough album “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out” in 2005.
While Panic! at the Disco went on to release six more albums — 2008’s “Pretty. Odd.,” 2011’s “Vices & Virtues,” 2013’s “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!,” 2016’s “Death of a Bachelor,” 2018’s “Pray for the Wicked” and 2022’s “Viva Las Vengeance” — Wilson left the band in 2006, followed by Ross in 2009 and Smith in 2015.
As the sole remaining original member, Urie is currently wrapping up a 40-date tour.
The Grammy nominee began dating Sarah in 2009, getting down on one knee two years later. Brendon and the esthetician tied the knot in April 2013.