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Monday, July 6, 2009

Panic at the Disco Split . . . Literally


There will be two less members panicking at the disco after guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist John Walker announced on their official website that they will be parting ways with the baroque pop band “to embark on a musical excursion of their own.”

But fear not, Panic at the Disco, who became popular after their 2005 release A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out sold over 2.2 million copies, will stay intact. Drummer Spencer Smith and lead singer Brendan Urie will remain as Panic at the Disco and a third album is still in the works.

Ross and Walker went on to explain their reasoning for leaving the band stating, “Though the four of us have made music together in the past, we've creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve. Over the years, we have remained close and honest with each other, which helped us to realize that our goals were different and that parting ways is truly what is best for each of us. We are all excited for the future, you should be too.”

As previously scheduled, Panic will open for No Doubt in San Diego on August 8, and their U.S. dates with Blink-182 are not expected to change.

- Jessica Cole

Currently Listening to: "Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect" by the Decemberists from the album Castaways and Cutouts

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