Weeks ago, former Panic! At The Disco guitarist Ryan Ross and Jon Walker left the band to go off and do their own thing, leaving remaining members Spencer Smith and Brendon Urie to search for a guitar and a bass player to perform an upcoming tour.
Since the band is set to carry out Bink-182 tour dates, they needed a new guitarist and drummer. Ian Crawford will be replacing Ross on guitar, while singer/songwriter Dallon Weekes will be playing bass for Panic!
“Yeah, we’ve taken on a couple of new guys for the tour. They’re friends, so the decision was easy. Plus, we’re really excited to play with them as musicians,” Smith told MTV News. “Ian is probably the most talented guitar player that me and Brendon have ever played with, and Dallon is a really nice guy and a really great bassist. It’s new. Like I said, we’re really excited.”
Smith insists that despite the split, they remain friends. “Brendon and I are still friends with Ryan and Jon, we really like their new band [the Young Veins], they really like our band, and we hope fans like both of them,” he told MTV News. “There’s thousands of songs on my iPod, there’s room for both our bands on it.”
He also said Panic! is “working on an album now”.