Panic! At The Disco will 'be no more' as frontman Brendan Urie announces final show in Manchester
25 January 2023, 05:08 | Updated: 25 January 2023, 09:37
Panic! At The Disco will "be no more" after the band's frontman Brendan Urie confirmed they will play a final gig in Manchester in March.
The 35-year-old US singer said it had been a "hell of a journey" since the emo-pop group was first formed in 2004. They became known for hits including Death Of A Bachelor, I Write Sins Not Tragedies and High Hopes.
The star revealed he intended to focus his energy on his family instead, as his wife Sarah Orzechowski is expecting their first baby.
It comes as the band embark on "one last run", touring around Europe and finishing up at the AO Arena Manchester on 10 March.
Announcing the news in an Instagram post, Urie said he was looking forward to fatherhood.
"The prospect of being a father and getting to watch my wife become a mother is both humbling and exciting. I look forward to this next adventure," he wrote.
"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.
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"Whether you've been here since the beginning or are just finding us, it has been a pleasure to not only share the stage with so many talented people but also share our time with you."
Originally a four-piece band, Panic! was formed by school friends Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, and Brent Wilson.
They released four studio albums before Urie went on to release three more solo projects, the most recent, Viva Las Vengeance, in 2022.
They peaked at number 12 in the Official Charts in 2018 with High Hopes, and despite never achieving a UK top 10 single, they achieved five top 10 albums. Urie also duetted with Taylor Swift on her 2019 song Me!
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