What? No more panic?

The Las Vegas-born pop rock band Panic! at the Disco is breaking up, lead singer Brendon Urie announced this week.

Lots of cool bands from Las Vegas (see below) – Panic! at the Disco is definitely one of them.

In a post to Instagram, Urie wrote that he and his wife, Sarah, are expecting a baby. He called the experience humbling and exciting and said he “looks forward to this next adventure.

Urie began, “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.”

“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 wrote. The band’s tour through Europe and the United Kingdom this year will be the last run, according to Urie.

Panic! at the Disco released its debut album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out” in 2005. It gave us the great song “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” It went triple platinum. I remember playing “Sins” for my day – a musician from the Big Band, Doo-Wop, three part harmony era. “My dad said: “I dig this sound, and arrangement!”

The video for “I Write Sins Not Tragedies – so cool!

The band’s membership experienced several shake-ups over the years, and  Brendon Urie became the only original band member remaining by 2016, from which point he referred to Panic! as a “solo project.”

Panic! At The Disco’s final studio album, “Viva Las Vengeance,” was released last year.

Along with Panic! these bands are also from Las Vegas.

-Carla Rea

  • Panic! At The Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies

    A cool acoustic version of “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” from the BBC.

  • Slaughter - Fly To The Angels

    Slaughter is a glam metal band formed right here in Las Vegas by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum.

  • The Killers

    The Killers came together in Las Vegas in 2001 with Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning. After going through a number of short-term bass players and drummers in their early days, both Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. joined the band in 2002

  • Five Finger Death Punch - Jekyll and Hyde

    Five Finger Death Punch, also know as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2005. The band originally consisted of vocalist and keyboardist Ivan Moody, rhythm guitarist Zoltan Bathory, lead guitarist Caleb Andrew Bingham, bassist Matt Snell, and drummer Jeremy

  • Imagine Dragons - Believer

    Imagine Dragons are an pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of lead singer Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman. 

  • 702 - Where My Girls At

    702 was named after the area code of their hometown of Las VegasNevada, of course. The R & B Hip-Pop, Hip-Hop group now consists of the final and most known line-up of Kameelah Williams and sisters Irish and LeMisha Grinstead.

  • Dino - Summergirls

    Dino’s (Dean Esposito) family settled in Las Vegas, Nevada, where his father became a restaurant owner. It was in Las Vegas where Dino pursued his musical interests. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications/broadcasting and music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dino then became a singer, first as part of the group Esquire, and later as a solo artist. His first single “Summergirls” was recorded and released in 1987 on the independent label L.D. Records.

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