Panic at the Disco guitarist guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker have announced they are leaving the band formerly known as Panic! at the Disco “to embark on a musical excursion of their own.”
“Tough the four of us have made music together in the past, weve creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve,” Ross and Walker explained in a note posted on the band’s website. “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.”
The remaining members of Panic at the Disco, fontman Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith, will continue to perform under the Panic at the Disco name, and plan to go ahead with their 12 announced tour dates this summer as an opening act on the Blink-182 reunion tour, Spin reports.