Panic! at the Disco breaking up after European tour 2023 – wife expecting first child, singer to concentrate on family

Pop rock music project Panic! at the Disco is breaking up right after the European leg of the project’s ongoing Viva Las Vengeance Tour.

The alternative music project from musician Brendon Urie was founded as a pop rock band in 2004 but, as various members left, it moved into being a duo along with Urie childhood friend Spencer Smith, and then, ultimately a solo project.

In an Instagram post a few hours ago, Urie explained why he planned to move on from the project and concentrate on other things.

Namely the family he and his now-pregnant wife, Sarah, will soon be adding to.

Here is how he explained his decision:

Well, it’s been a hell of a journey…

Growing up in Vegas I could’ve never imagined where this life would take me. So many places all over the world, and all the friends we’ve made along the way.

But sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin. We’ve been trying to keep it to ourselves, though some of you may have heard.. Sarah and I are expecting a baby very soon! 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.

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.

Thank you all for your immense support over the years. I’ve sat here trying to come up with the perfect way to say this and I truly can’t put into words how much it has meant to us. 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. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Europe and the UK for one last run together.

I love you. I appreciate you. Thank you for existing.


Panic! at the Disco‘s European leg of the Viva Las Vengeance Tour kicks off in my hometown of Vienna with special guest FLETCHER at Wiener Stadthalle on February 20th,

The tour then moves on to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Scotland and the UK.

It ends in Manchester with Panic! at the Disco’s last ever concert on March 10th, 2023.

Check out the music project’s official website for concert information and ticket prices.

Be warned though, with Panic! at the Disco breaking up permanently, I have a feeling this one will be a fast and total sellout.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.