NewsNovember 10, 2007 2:14 PM ET45,034 views

Dance Gavin Dance kicks out singer

Sacramento, California's Dance Gavin Dance has ousted singer Jonny Craig. The group has posted a lengthy statement regarding the matter. We'll leave you with the two most telling portions: "After the Saints and Sinners festival last weekend our singer Jonny quit the band. The situation arose after he failed to show up to the majority of our first song, "And I told them I invented times new roman," in front of 2,000 or so people. He then proceeded to continue his drug and alcohol binge of the previous night, making a fool out of himself in front of our friends and other bands. Later in the night he got in an argument with our merch guy and tour manager as well as a member of the band and decided he would quit the band. We attempted to reason with him, but we only could say that he was done and moved his heavily drugged self to a friend's hotel room. This is a typical series of events for our band, and Jonny has quit and rejoined the band in the morning numerous times. Unfortunately, after this much abuse we were unable to continue to let Jonny continue with his usual idiotic ways, and we left him in New Jersey and drove home... We are still with Rise Records, we are still with our current manager, and we are still with our current booking agent. We will be getting a new singer as soon as we can find one. Everyone else is still in the band. If you want to audition send an email here with a sample of your singing. Right now we are all moving into a house in Sacramento to start writing for our next album. We will not abandon old songs and will still be playing them when we tour again in the near future. We understand what we are doing and we will make our next album better than the last. We want to apologize to fans who have not been able to see us due to cancelled shows."

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