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List of Panic! at the Disco band members

Panic! at the Disco performing in 2015.

Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of lead vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, lead guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich. The group was originally formed by former members Spencer Smith and Ryan Ross. The band has gone through multiple line-up changes in their career spanning five albums. There have been six official members of Panic! at the Disco, six touring members and twenty-six session members.[1][2][3]

The band's first lineup change was in 2006, with the departure of bassist Brent Wilson, who was kicked out of the band mid-tour after not playing bass on the band's debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, and not keeping up with the band's playing standards.[4][5][6][7] This later caused Wilson to claim the statements were false and sued the band. Wilson was replaced by Jon Walker, who also played guitar and keyboards in addition to bass for the band.

The band's second lineup change came when founding member and lead guitarist and vocalist Ryan Ross and bassist and guitarist Jon Walker announced their departure from the band in mid-2009.[8][9] Ross and Walker were replaced by touring members Dallon Weekes and Ian Crawford, with Weekes performing bass, keyboards, guitar, baritone guitar, and vocals, along with Crawford performing lead guitar and backing vocals.[10] The band's next lineup change would not come until 2010 when Weekes was asked to join the band as an official member nearing the end of the recording of the band's third studio album Vices & Virtues. Weekes' membership as an official member would not become public until 2012.[11]

The band's most recent lineup changes came in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Ian Crawford, who joined the band in 2009 after the departure of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker, left the band citing his desire to make "real, genuine music".[12] He was replaced in 2013 by Kenneth Harris.[13] Later in 2013 after the release of the band's fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, drummer Spencer Smith went on hiatus due to addiction and substance abuse and was replaced by touring drummer, Dan Pawlovich.[14][15] In 2015, drummer Spencer Smith officially left the band and bassist Dallon Weekes has changed from an official member to that of a touring member once again,[16][17] leaving lead vocalist Brendon Urie as the only member of the official lineup.

Contents

Official membersEdit

CurrentEdit

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
  Brendon Urie 2004–present all Panic! at the Disco releases

FormerEdit

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Brent Wilson 2004–2006 bass all Panic! at the Disco releases from A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005) to Live Sessions (iTunes Exclusive) (2006)
  Ryan Ross 2004–2009 all Panic! at the Disco releases from A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005) to Live in Chicago (2008)
  Jon Walker 2006–2009
all Panic! at the Disco releases from Live Session (iTunes Exclusive) (2006) to Live in Chicago (2008)
  Spencer Smith
  • 2004–2015 (hiatus 2013–2015)
  • drums
  • percussion


all Panic! at the Disco releases from A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005) to Nicotine EP (2014)

Other contributorsEdit

TouringEdit

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Bartram Nason

2006–2008

Live In Denver (2006)
  Eric Ronick 2006–2008
  • keyboards
  • wurlitzer
  • percussion
  • backing vocals
Live In Denver (2006) and Live in Chicago (2008)
  Ian Crawford 2009–2012
iTunes Live (2011)
  Dallon Weekes 2009–2010, 2015–present; (official member 2010–2015)
  • bass
  • vocals
  • keyboards
  • guitar
all Panic! at the Disco releases from iTunes Live (2011) to Nicotine EP (2014)
  Kenneth Harris 2013–present
  • guitar
  • backing vocals
None
  Dan Pawlovich 2013–present
  • drums
  • percussion
None
Jesse Molloy 2016–present saxophone None
Erm Navarro 2016–present trombone None
Chris Bautista 2016–present trumpet None

SessionEdit

Image Name Years active Instruments Release contributions
Heather Stebbins 2005
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)
William Brousserd 2005 trumpet A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)
Samantha Bynes 2005 violin A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)
Mike Davis 2007–2008, 2015 trombone Pretty. Odd. (2008) and Death of a Bachelor (2016)
Tony Kadleck 2007–2008, 2015
Pretty. Odd. (2008) and Death of a Bachelor (2016)
Jeff Kievit 2007–2008, 2015
Pretty. Odd. (2008) and Death of a Bachelor (2016)
David Andrew Mann 2007–2008 Pretty. Odd. (2008)
Chris Laurence 2007–2008 double bass Pretty. Odd. (2008)
Peter Lale 2007–2008 viola Pretty. Odd. (2008)
Perry Montague-Mason 2007–2008 violin Pretty. Odd. (2008)
Rob Mathes 2007–2008
Pretty. Odd. (2008)
Tony Pleeth 2007–2008 cello Pretty. Odd. (2008)
Roger Rosenberg 2007–2008 baritone saxophone Pretty. Odd. (2008)
Andy Snitzer 2007–2008, 2015 tenor saxophone Pretty. Odd. (2008) and Death of a Bachelor (2016)
Warren Zielinski 2007–2008 violin Pretty. Odd. (2008)
  Butch Walker 2010–2013
Vices & Virtues (2011) and Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013)
Emlyn Singleton 2012–2013 violin Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013)
Peter Lale 2012–2013 viola Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013)
Dave Daniels 2012–2013 cello Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013)
Mark Stepro 2015 drums Death of a Bachelor (2016)
Dave Mann 2015 tenor saxophone Death of a Bachelor (2016)
Aaron Heick 2015 alto saxophone Death of a Bachelor (2016)
Dave Riekenberg 2015 baritone saxophone Death of a Bachelor (2016)
Randy Andos 2015 bass trombone Death of a Bachelor (2016)
Dylan Schwab 2015 trumpet Death of a Bachelor (2016)
Jake Sinclair 2015
  • keyboard
  • piano
  • production
  • backing vocals
Death of a Bachelor (2016)

TimelineEdit

 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vices & Virtues - Panic! At the Disco - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ "Pretty. Odd. - Panic! At the Disco - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  3. ^ "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out - Panic! At the Disco - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  4. ^ "Panic! At The Disco Claim Split With Bassist Was Amicable, Mutual Decision". MTV. 2006-05-18. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  5. ^ "Panic! At The Disco Split Gets Nasty: Band Alleges Wilson Did Not Play On LP". MTV. 2006-06-12. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  6. ^ "Panic! At The Disco Split Gets Nasty: Band Alleges Wilson Did Not Play On LP". MTV. 2006-06-12. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  7. ^ "Ex-Panic! At The Disco Bassist Initiates Legal Action Against Band". MTV. 2006-08-09. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  8. ^ Anitai, Tamar. "Ryan Ross And Jon Walker Quit Panic! At The Disco". MTV News. 
  9. ^ "Exclusive: Ryan Ross Talks About Leaving Panic! At The Disco". MTV. 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  10. ^ "Exclusive: Spencer Smith Reveals New Members Of Panic! At The Disco". MTV. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  11. ^ Weekes, Dallon (1 August 2012). "@ThatGreenGirly I am, and will continue to be a permanent member of Panic! at the Disco (For as long as I don't blow it)". Twitter. 
  12. ^ "P!ATD Touring Member Ian Crawford Leaving To Make “Real, Genuine” Music - Under the Gun Review". Underthegunreview.net. 
  13. ^ Silva, Alex (2014-01-30). "Brendon Urie on Ten Years of Panic! at the Disco: "Nothing Makes Me Want to Stop"". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  14. ^ "Spencer Smith Leaves Panic! At The Disco Tour To Continue 'Fighting Addiction'". MTV. 2013-08-08. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  15. ^ Jon Wiederhorn (2013-08-23). "Panic! At the Disco Stay Calm About Drummer Crisis, Embrace Creativity". Music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  16. ^ "Spencer Smith Officially Leaves Panic! At The Disco". Kerrang!. 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  17. ^ Weekes, Dallon (24 October 2015). "@collarfulls Nope. Still here playing bass like always. Just not contributing creatively anymore.". Twitter.