Panic! at the Disco To Disband After Almost 20 Years

“Sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin,” Urie said in a Tuesday statement.

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Kevin Winter via Getty Images

Sorry to dash anyone’s “High Hopes,” but popular emo and pop-punk band Panic! at the Disco will be no more at the conclusion of its current touring schedule in March.

The band’s lead frontman Brendon Urie confirmed the news in a Tuesday statement.

“Sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin,” Urie said. He added, “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,” he continued.

Urie and his wife, Sarah, are expecting their first child together.

Panic! at the Disco formed in Las Vegas in 2004. Through the entity’s 19-year run, it has existed as both a fully fledged band and a solo venture for Urie, releasing 7 studio albums total. In addition to “High Hopes,” some of its other most recognizable songs are “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “Death of a Bachelor.”