Dance Gavin Dance issue new statement, removed from Coheed and Cambria tour
What was supposed to be a triumphant summer for Dance Gavin Dance has been scuttled by a spring of misery.
In April, longtime bassist Tim Feerick passed away unexpectedly. Several weeks later, sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against singer and most visible DGD member, Tilian Pearson, who subsequently took a leave of absence from the band to address his problems. Today, in the wake of the revelations about Pearson, Coheed and Cambria officially removed DGD from their summer tour (see below).
With the release of their new album, Jackpot Juicer, fast approaching, Dance Gavin Dance are hoping fans are still firmly in their corner.
This afternoon the group issued the following statement via social media:
"We worked very hard on this album and are incredibly proud of it. We will start promoting its release again this week. There will be videos, promo photos, and upcoming magazine features with both Tim and Tilian. You have a choice in what you support, purchase and listen to. We hope that you still choose to support us.
"Dance Gavin Dance is a strong, resilient group—and though these past few months have broken our hearts and frustrated us to no end, we will continue with the album release, with the touring, and then after that, go work on the next one. We do it for the fans who appreciate it and because it's what we are all passionate about."