Dallon James Weekes is a well-known American musician and songwriter. He is best known as a backing vocalist, bass guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter for the multi-platinum selling band ‘Panic! at the Disco’. He is also popular as the bass guitarist, lead vocalist, and songwriter for his independent musical band ‘The Brobecks’. Besides contributing to the group projects, the American musician has also given a number of solo performances in his career. Some of the singles Weekes has worked on are ‘Skid Row (Downtown)’, ‘Iggy Pop’, ‘Mean Ol' Moon’ and ‘Please Don't Jump’, to name a few. Over the years he has successfully managed to earn considerable name and fame for himself. He is popular not just in the U.S., but in other countries as well. Unsurprisingly, he has a huge fan following on social media. Coming to his personal life, Dallon Weekes is married and has two children.
Childhood & Early Life
Dallon Weekes was born on May 4, 1981 in a small town in Verona, Missouri, U.S. into a Mormon family. He was raised in Clearfield, Utah. He studied at the Clearfield High School and graduated with honors in the year 1999. After completing his graduation, Weekes served in Oklahoma for two years as a full-time Mormon Missionary. Later on, he attended the Weber State University for a short duration and dropped out from there to pursue his career in music.
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Career with the Brobecks (2002â
Dallon Weekes, along with a couple of his friends, formed the band the Brobecks after returning to Utah. Initially the band recorded basement demos and went on tours. After a few years, Weekes was offered solo record projects from Interscope Records, Indie Label, and Sony BMG. The condition of these solo contracts was that Weekes should perform solo and drop his band mates, which he declined. In 2008, the band released the album ‘I Will, Tonight EP’. Around that time, their single titled ‘Second Boys Will Be First Choice’ was added to daily rotation of Salt Lake City radio station X96. Within two days of its addition, the song acquired the number ‘1’ spot in the list of daily top songs and stayed there for thirteen days. In 2009, the album titled ‘Violent Things’ was released by the Brobecks. Three years later, Weekes released ‘Quiet Title EP’ that consisted of two songs, ‘Cluster Hug’ and ‘Anyone I Know’.
Panic! At the Disco (2009â
Dallon Weekes was hired as a bassist and back-up vocalist for the band ‘Panic! at the Disco’ in 2009. Although he was initially inducted as a replacement instrumentalist, he became a full-time member in 2010 while he was touring with the band in China. Also, Weekes’ permanent status was publicly unknown until he confirmed the news via Twitter in 2012. In the year 2011, the American musician contributed to the band’s album titled ‘Vices & Virtues’. He also worked on the cover art for the project and even appeared on the album’s cover. Two years later, in 2013, he wrote songs for the band’s fourth album titled ‘Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die’. In October 2015, Weekes said good bye to the official line-up of this band.
Dallon Weekes released the single ‘Skid Row’ in September 2010, making it available for free online download. Then in 2014, he released his Christmas single titled ‘Sickly Sweet Holidays’. This song featured Ryan Seaman, a drummer, and Tyler Joseph, a backing vocalist. The following year, he released the song ‘Teenage FBI’ followed by his second Christmas single ‘Please Don't Jump (It's Christmas)’ in November 2016. In 2015, he started a cover series named ‘TWOMINCVRS’ which he utilizes to self-release the covers of songs that are of duration of two minutes or less via his own YouTube channel.
Awards & Achievements
Dallon Weekes was nominated for the ‘Best Bassist Award’ at the event of Alternative Press Music Awards (2015). Apart from the honors given to the musician by the industry, he has been given significant amounts of love and appreciation by his fans, from all across the world. Dallon Weekes has successfully managed to earn millions of fans, both on social media and otherwise. As of May 2017, he has 426k and more than 281k followers on his Instagram and Twitter accounts respectively.
Marriage & Personal Life
Dallon Weekes married his girlfriend Breezy Douglas in 2006. The couple has two children - son, Knox Oliver Weekes, and daughter, Amelie Olivia Weekes. Besides this, Weekes is known for his religious and charitable nature. He is a part of ‘Church of Jesus Christ’ belonging to Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).