Following misconduct allegations, Panic! At The Disco’s touring guitarist Kenny Harris was announced to no longer be with the band. Since his departure, Panic! At The Disco have been on the lookout for someone to take his place. Finally, Mike Naran has announced that he will be the band’s new guitarist.
Last evening, Naran was seen playing with the band in Australia. Spurring a Reddit thread, fans further began speculating about the band’s future. According to the thread, a fan caught Brendon Urie and the rest of the gang following Naran on Twitter — all on the same day.
While this addition may not come as a surprise for some, the guitarist took to Instagram and Twitter to share the news with everyone.
View this post on Instagram
Needless to say, fans seem to be pretty stoked about the new addition. Welcome to the Panic! family, Mike!
WELCOME WE ALREADY BEEN KNEW THOUGH PANIC ISNT EXACTLY SUBTLE
— everybody scream, it’s almost dalloween (@rosedallon) October 6, 2018
— mr disco love bot (@godblessbrendon) October 6, 2018
welcome we love you already ???? WELCOME TO OUR CLUB pic.twitter.com/bJPJEmBX2s
— s t e p h•???? (@kingoftheclds) October 6, 2018
Last month, Panic! At The Disco’s previous touring guitarist departed from the band following misconduct accusations. The band caught wind of the allegations and claimed that Harris would no longer be performing with the band due to a “personal matter.”
Touring musician Kenny Harris will no longer be performing with us because of a personal matter.
— Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) September 22, 2018
i really do love panic! at the disco but uhhh.. kenneth harris needs to be called out, so here’s a thread about my experience with him
— ashley (@donasnooze) September 20, 2018
Harris had been with the band since Spencer Smith unofficially left the band in 2013.
Panic! At The Disco recently announced the second leg of their Pray For The Wicked Tour. The North American tour will feature support from Two Feet. Check out a full list of dates below and grab your tickets here.
01/10 — Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
01/12 — Laval, QC @ Place Bell
01/13 — Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena
01/15 — Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
01/16 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
01/18 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
01/19 — Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center
01/20 — Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena
01/22 — Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
01/23 — Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Johns Arena
01/25 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
01/26 — Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
01/27 — Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Entertainment Center
01/29 — Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
01/30 — Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
02/01 — Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
02/02 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
02/04 — Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
02/05 — Saint Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
02/06 — Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
02/08 — Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
02/09 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
02/12 — Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
02/14 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
02/15 — Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
02/16 — San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
02/19 — Oakland, CA @ ORACLE Arena
02/20 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
What do you think about Panic!’s new guitarist? Sound off in the comments below.