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Dallon James Weekes (born May 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer who served as the third bassist for Panic! at the Disco. He replaced former bassist Jon Walker after he left in 2008 due to creative differences.

Dallon left Panic! in 2017 to form his own synth-pop duo I Don't Know How but They Found Me.

Coincidentally, Dallon is, like Brendon Urie, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Brobecks

Before joining Panic! At The Disco, Dallon was the lead singer, bassist and the song writer for his previous band The Brobecks. They released 4 albums and 2 EPs and enjoyed mild success but eventually disbanded after they realized they weren't getting anywhere after 10 years which formed in the early 2000s. He was offered a solo contract but declined. While Dallon has been quoted as saying he is 'embarrassed' by the work he produced with the band, he is still proud of it and willing to discuss it.

Panic! At The Disco

On July 6, 2009, it was announced that Ryan Ross and Jon Walker would be leaving Panic! at the Disco due to creative differences. Their departures came during the Pretty. Odd. Tour and prior to their appearance on the blink-182 Summer Tour. To fill in, Panic! had recruited Weekes alongside Ian Crawford of The Cab to complete their touring activities. During the band's China leg of their tour, both Smith and Urie were intrigued by Weekes's performance, and he had also submitted a design for the band's album cover for Vices & Virtues. He officially became a member in 2010, but due to the band nearing completion on the 3rd album, Weekes did not perform on the record.

After wrapping the Vices & Virtues Tour, Panic! announced Weekes's membership to the public, and the band began working on their 4th album as a trio, with Weekes taking a large part in the album's songwriting.

In October 2015, Weekes announced/confirmed his departure from the official line-up of the band via Twitter, stating that he was "not contributing creatively anymore", and that he would only be a touring bassist. Because of this, he appears on the 2017 live album, "All My Friends We're Glorious." Brendon later discussed Dallon's membership in an interview, saying working with Dallon on Death of a Bachelor had not gone as he anticipated. He also stated that in the stressful touring process, Dallon was someone who helped see him through to the end.

In December 2017, Weekes announced via Instagram that he was no longer the touring bassist. He left Panic! so he could fully focus on his project 'I Don't Know How But They Found Me'.

Personal life

On March 18, 2006, Weekes married his girlfriend of one year, Breezy Douglas. They have two children; daughter, Amelie Olivia Weekes, born June 1, 2008; and son, Knox Oliver Weekes, born June 23, 2010. They now reside in Southern California.

Coincidentally, Weekes, like Panic's! lead singer Brendon Urie, is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Weekes can play multiple instruments including vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, guitar, ukulele and baritone guitar.

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