Panic! At The Disco bassist leaves band

Dallon Weekes said he was grateful to the band and considered himself "indebted to those who made me feel welcome to be a part of P!ATD"

Panic! At The Disco bassist Dallon Weekes has confirmed his departure from the band.

Weekes joined Panic! in 2009 as a touring member shortly after bassist Jon Walker and founding guitarist Ryan Ross both left the band. He served as a full-time member of the band from 2010-15 – co-writing much of the 2013 album ‘Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!’ – before returning to his previous role as the Panic! live bassist.

Weekes has now announced that he has left Panic! to focus on his solo project I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, confirming the news through a post on his Instagram account.

“For the last eight years I’ve had the incredible opportunity to perform in Panic! At The Disco,” Weekes wrote. “While I’m sad to announce that my time with Panic! has come to an end, I’m excited to continue making music with my new project ‘I Don’t Know How But They Found Me’.

“I’m grateful for the chance I’ve had to be part of Panic! At The Disco for nearly a decade. I will always consider myself indebted to those who made me feel welcome to be a part of P!ATD. You changed my life. Thank you all. “

Earlier this month, Panic! released their 2017 Christmas song, ‘Feels Like Christmas’.