Dance Gavin Dance Drummer Matt Mingus Exits The Band’s Current Tour To Enter Rehab

Dance Gavin Dance have revealed that drummer Matt Mingus is dealing with substance abuse issues. As a result, he will be exiting the band’s current tour to enter rehab.

The group issued the following statement after Mingus was kicked off stage during their September 25 show at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, MI:

“Shortly after our set began in Detroit, it became apparent that Matt was unable to properly perform the show the way we intended for our audience. Collectively, on stage, the rest of the band decided it would be best to have his drum tech [Dakota Sammons] fill in immediately instead of shutting down the show.

This was a decision made in the interest of the fans so that they could enjoy the show and we are grateful that Dakota (drum tech) was able to do a great job.

Matt is OK, and this is not COVID related

All shows are continuing forward and we will have a more detailed statement soon.”

They have since added:

“Following the events that occurred at our Detroit show on Saturday, we wanted to share some further info with our fans. Matt is unfortunately battling with substance use issues. Matt, along with the band and our team, has decided that the best course of action is for him to immediately go to an in-patient rehabilitation facility to allow him to recover. Matt is and has always been an integral part of Dance Gavin Dance. He is our brother and his health and well-being will always be our first priority.

Our drum tech, Dakota Sammons, will fill in, with Matt‘s blessing, for the rest of this tour. We can’t wait to have Matt back, fit and healthy, on the road with us once he’s made a full recovery.

As everyone knows, the pandemic has been exceptionally hard on everyone, but especially musicians and touring crews. Being back on the road and getting to share our music with our incredible fans once again after such a long period of emotional and financial uncertainty, has been such a gift. So many fans have reached out to tell us about the catharsis these Afterburner shoes have provided, following the incredibly trying 18 months we have all just endured.

We all need this. Dance Gavin Dance are no strangers to adversity, but our incredible and unique connection we share with our fans means that we always prevail. This will be no different. We appreciate your love and support so much and we know you’ll join us in sending Matt much love and wishes for a speedy recovery.

See you at the next show.

Will, Jon, Tilian, Tim and Andrew.”

Dance Gavin Dance’s Tilian Pearson To Miss Upcoming Shows After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Dance Gavin Dance’s Tilian Pearson has been diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID-19. As a result, the frontman will be missing the band’s upcoming shows.

The group issued the following statement:

“While all crew and performing artists on the Dance Gavin Dance ‘Afterburner Tour‘ are fully vaccinated, yesterday afternoon Tilian started to feel minor symptoms related to COVID-19, and subsequently tested positive. After isolating him to a comfortable location, additional tests were given to all their crew and members, who had no symptoms, and all were negative.

Tilian is already starting to feel better and we will continue to test our team regularly as a precaution.

In the meantime, all DGD shows are planned to continue with members of the tour filling in on various positions to maintain the proper sonic experience you would expect from a DGD show. Please send Tilian your best wishes to a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on the road very soon.”

Pearson also tweeted about his condition:

Polyphia To Replace Animals As Leaders On Dance Gavin Dance, Veil Of Maya, Etc. Tour

Animals As Leaders have dropped off their upcoming tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Veil Of Maya, Eidola, and Wolf & Bear. Polyphia will be taking their place. Animals As Leaders issued the following statement:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be withdrawing ourselves from the Dance Gavin Dance ‘Afterburner Tour‘. Apologies to any fans who were planning on seeing us on the tour, but we’ll be returning to all these cities on a scheduled headline tour with new music for next year.

Tour Dates:

09/07 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
09/08 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
09/10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
09/11 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
09/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/15 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
09/16 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
09/17 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore Minneapolis
09/18 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom
09/19 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/21 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/22 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
09/23 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
09/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/25 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
09/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/29 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
09/30 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10/01 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/02 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/03 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/05 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
10/06 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/08 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/12 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/14 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
10/16 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
10/18 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
10/19 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/20 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Dance Gavin Dance Share “Man Of The Year” Live Video From “Tree City Sessions 2”

Dance Gavin Dance have shared a new live video for their song “Man Of The Year.“ The footage is taken from the band’s “Tree City Sessions 2” virtual concert, which was held on the Sacramento Tower Bridge in Sacramento, CA on December 19, 2020. A live album featuring the set is available in digital outlets now and new vinyl pressings will be released on May 28.

Dance Gavin Dance Postpone “Afterburner” Tour And “Swanfest” Once Again

Dance Gavin Dance have postponed their tour with Animals As Leaders, Veil Of Maya, Eidola, and Wolf & Bear once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now set to take place in fall 2021. On top of that, Dance Gavin Dance’s “Swanfest” at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento, CA has now been postponed to April 23, 2022.

2021 Tour Dates:

09/07 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
09/08 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
09/11 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium
09/13 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/15 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
09/16 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
09/17 Minneapolis, MN – Fillmore Minneapolis
09/18 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom
09/19 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/21 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/22 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
09/23 Toronto, ON – Rebel
09/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/25 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
09/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/29 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
09/30 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10/01 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/02 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/03 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/05 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
10/06 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/08 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/12 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/14 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
10/16 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
10/18 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
10/19 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/20 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Dance Gavin Dance Digitally Release “Tree City Sessions 2” Live Album

Dance Gavin Dance have digitally released a new live album titled “Tree City Sessions 2.” The effort was recorded during the band’s recent virtual concert, which they played on the Sacramento Tower Bridge in Sacramento, CA. A vinyl pressing of the set will be released at a later date.

“Tree City Sessions 2” Track Listing:

01. “The Backwards Pumpkin Song” (Tree City Sessions)
02. “Uneasy Hearts Weigh The Most” (Tree City Sessions)
03. “NASA” (Tree City Sessions)
04. “Blue Dream” (Tree City Sessions)
05. “Strawberry Swisher, Pt. 3” (Tree City Sessions)
06. “Jesus H. Macy” (Tree City Sessions)
07. “Stroke God, Millionaire” (Tree City Sessions)
08. “Awkward” (Tree City Sessions)
09. “Summertime Gladness” (Tree City Sessions)
10. “Inspire The Liars” (Tree City Sessions)
11. “Man Of The Year” (Tree City Sessions)
12. “Son Of Robot” (Tree City Sessions)
13. “Evaporate” (Tree City Sessions)
14. “Strawberry’s Wake” (Tree City Sessions)
15. “Nothing Shameful” (Tree City Sessions)

Dance Gavin Dance Announce “Tree City Sessions Volume 2” Streaming Event

Dance Gavin Dance have announced a virtual concert, which they are calling “Tree City Sessions Volume 2.” The fan-voted set will take place at the Sacramento Tower Bridge and it will stream on December 19.

Tilian Pearson commented:

“We are poised to step up to the challenge of playing a fully fan-voted set, and it is an honor to be able to shut down traffic in the middle of the city to do it.”

Mike Testa, President & CEO of Visit Sacramento, added:

“Sacramento has a deep history of prominent bands that call our city home and we’re excited to add Dance Gavin Dance to that list. You can tell by their heartfelt words, and their energetic performance, that they love their hometown as much as we do and we’re proud to showcase them on the region’s most notable landmark, the Tower Bridge.”

Notably, the band will be recording the performance for a new live album. Select ticket packages will come with a vinyl pressing of that effort.

Dance Gavin Dance Announce Virtual “Afterburner” Album Release Show

Dance Gavin Dance will be celebrating the release of their new album “Afterburner“ with a virtual concert on July 17. You can find tickets for that HERE. “Afterburner” was digitally released in April and will be receiving a physical release on Friday (July 10).

Dance Gavin Dance, Animals As Leaders, Issues, Etc. Tour Postponed To 2021

Dance Gavin Dance have postponed their tour with Animals As Leaders, Issues, Veil Of Maya, and Wolf & Bear once again. The trek is now set to take place in spring 2021.

Tour Dates:

03/11 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
03/12 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/13 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
03/15 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
03/17 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
03/18 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
03/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/22 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
03/23 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
03/25 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
03/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/30 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
03/31 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/01 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
04/02 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
04/03 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
04/04 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
04/06 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/07 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
04/08 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/10 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/12 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom
04/13 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
04/14 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
04/16 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
04/17 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
04/21 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
04/22 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
04/24 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park (‘Swanfest‘)

Dance Gavin Dance commented:

“It may come as no surprise, but we unfortunately need to postpone The Afterburner Tour and Swanfest until spring 2021. Current tickets will be valid for the newly announced dates. If you have further questions about your tickets please contact the original point of purchase.

We are looking forward to seeing you next year! In the meantime, stay safe, and keep your eyes open for any DGD related activity.”