() — The party is over for Panic! At the Disco.
Band leader Brendon Urie announced on social media Tuesday that the group will go their separate ways after shows in Europe and the UK in February and March.
Urie also explained that he will soon be a dad.
“Sometimes a journey has to end for a new one to begin,” Urie wrote, adding, “I look forward to this next adventure. With that being said, I am going to end this chapter of my life and put my focus and energy on my family, and with that Panic! At The Disco will no longer exist.”
He continued: “Thank you all for your immense support over the years. I’ve sat here trying to find the perfect way to say this and I really can’t put into words how much it has meant to us. Whether you’ve been here from the beginning or just found us, it’s been a pleasure to not only share the stage with so many talented people, but to share our time with you as well.”
The band, with hits like “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” and “Nine in the Afternoon,” started in 2004 and includes Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson.
The last concert of Panic! At the Disco is scheduled for March 10 in Manchester, England.
“I am really looking forward to seeing everyone in Europe and the UK for one last race together,” Urie wrote.