Dance Gavin Dance revealed on Friday (June 3) that longtime vocalist Tilian Pearson (pictured above at far proper) is stepping away from the California post-hardcore act. The singer earlier this week responded to sexual assault allegations in opposition to him.
“The latest allegations in opposition to Tilian are one thing we take very severely, and we now have been in deep dialogue relating to the suitable motion,” the group said in a statement on social media.
“Efficient instantly,” they defined, “Tilian shall be stepping away from the band with the intention to search skilled assist.” The abdication of the singer, the lead clear vocalist in Dance Gavin Dance since 2012 and a solo artist beneath his forename, follows the unexpected April death of Dance Gavin Dance bassist Tim Feerick (pictured above at far left).
The remaining Dance Gavin Dance members — unclean vocalist Jon Mess, guitarist Will Swan, drummer Matt Mingus and guitarist Andrew Wells — defined that they might nonetheless launch their new album, Jackpot Juicer, as deliberate, in addition to tour behind it as scheduled in honor of Feerick. Jackpot Juicer arrives July 29.
“Jon, Will, Matt and Andrew will proceed on with all at present scheduled excursions,” Dance Gavin Dance stated. “The band may also be continuing with the discharge of Jackpot Juicer.”
They continued, “All of us labored extremely laborious on this album, and it is usually the final recorded physique of labor from Tim — we wish to make sure we give it the complete launch consideration that it deserves to honor his legacy.”
They added, “We all know that it is a very upsetting and attempting state of affairs for all these affected, and we ask individuals to please be as understanding as doable whereas everybody works by way of this. We admire you all the time.”
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Dance Gavin Dance Assertion – June 3, 2022