Las Vegas quartet Panic At The Disco have officially been cut in half: As of earlier today, guitarist/primary songwriter Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker have departed from the group. Ross and Walker have issued the following statement regarding the split on their website:

"Ryan Ross and Jon Walker will be leaving Panic at the Disco to embark on a musical excursion of their own. 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.

-Ryan & Jon"

The band's website also says a message from vocalist Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith will be coming shortly, and that the band's upcoming tour dates with Blink-182 will still go on as scheduled.