Underoath, Four Year Strong, & Currents Added To 2023 HeartSupport Fest

Underoath, Four Year Strong, and Currents have been added to next year’s HeartSupport Fest. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on February 18-19 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

February 18: Parkway Drive, Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance, August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada, Comeback Kid, The Word Alive, Bleed From Within, He Is Legend, Currents, and Bloodlines.

February 19: Rise Against, The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, Four Year Strong, ’68, Harm’s Way, Silent Planet, and Prison.

Tlian Pearson Returns To Dance Gavin Dance

Tilian Pearson has officially announced his return to Dance Gavin Dance. This news comes after the singer previously stepped away from the band to attend rehab following some disturbing sexual assault allegations.

The group commented:

“If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that everyone handles grief differently, and Tilian is no exception. When Tilian opened up to us about his substance abuse problem that had spiraled in recent months, we all agreed that he needed time to reset his life to avoid the tragic fate of so many artists before him.

We are a resilient group who has always believed in redemption, and we have seen the hard work that Tilian has been doing to address and overcome an issue that has plagued him for years. That’s why we are welcoming him back to the band. We are proud of his progress and we look forward to seeing all of you on the road next year.”

Pearson added:

“I wanted to update everyone on what has been happening during my time away from Dance Gavin Dance

When the band was dealing with the tragic loss of one of our brothers, it could have brought us together, but instead, it sent me down a self-destructive path.

I’ve spent the past few months in a rehab program for alcohol alongside an intensive series of therapy sessions to reassess my life and how I want to live it.

It became clear to me and my bandmates that this is what had to happen for me to continue with the group, and I will always appreciate their understanding, support, and the time that they have given me to get my life together.

I hate the power that I have allowed alcohol to have over my life. I want to apologize to the band and all of the fans of Dance Gavin Dance and assure you that my mistakes are purely my own and should never be a reflection on the other members.

It’s also important for me to address something that has been twisted and misrepresented during my absence from the band. The work I have done on myself and my substance abuse issues has nothing to do with any kind of sexual misconduct. I have never had sex or any kind of initimate relationship without the consent of a partner.

I hope this clears up the events of the last few months, and I’m excited to reunite with the band and see you all on the road in 2023.”

August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs Recruits Rise Against, Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Etc. For First-Ever “HeartSupport Fest”

August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs has announced his first-ever “HeartSupport Fest.” The event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on February 18-19 and it will raise money for the singer’s HeartSupport organization.

The following artists will perform:

  • Rise Against
  • Parkway Drive
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Dance Gavin Dance
  • Spiritbox
  • August Burns Red
  • Silverstein
  • Memphis May Fire
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Comeback Kid
  • The Word Alive
  • Bleed From Within
  • Harm’s Way
  • ’68
  • He Is Legend
  • Bloodlines
  • Prison

Luhrs commented:

“Our mission with HeartSupport Fest is not to recreate the festival experience, but to bring the self-care and self-love conversation to the forefront of the festival community by creating a space that promotes active dialogue around challenges that we all face, as musicians, fans, and everything in between.

I’m beyond excited to announce we will be hosting a music festival to benefit HeartSupport and the community! Having the opportunity to host a mission-based music festival with some of my favorite fellow musicians is an absolute dream come true. Our goal with HeartSupport fest is to create a high-energy festival experience that highlights our core values of diversity, acceptance, inclusion, self-love and self-care, and mental health as priority.”

Dance Gavin Dance Announce Rescheduled Dates For UK Tour

Dance Gavin Dance have announced the rescheduled dates for their UK tour with Caskets and Eidola. The trek is now set to take place early next year:

01/10 Southampton, UK – Engine Room
01/11 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/13 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
01/14 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
01/15 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
01/17 Leeds, UK – Stylus
01/18 Glasgow, UK – Garage

Dance Gavin Dance Postpone European/UK Tour And Cancel Louder Than Life Set

Dance Gavin Dance have postponed their European/UK tour, while also canceling their appearance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, KY. The dates were scrapped due to Jon Mess requiring vocal rest.

The band issued the following statement:

“We will be rescheduling our 2022 UK/European tour, and cancelling our appearance at the upcoming ‘Louder Than Life Festival‘ in KY.

All previously purchased tickets for EU/UK will be valid for those rescheduled dates.

Per doctor’s orders, Jon Mess needs to take the next month off from performing to properly rest his vocals. We are taking their advice and ensuring he is in the best care.

We will announce the newly rescheduled UK & European dates shortly and look forward to seeing you all.

We also look forward to future DWP festivals and appreciate everyone’s understanding with this situation.

Love,
Dance Gavin Dance“

Dance Gavin Dance’s “Jackpot Juicer” Debuts At No. 8 On Billboard 200 Chart

Dance Gavin Dance’s new album “Jackpot Juicer” has debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart. The record scored the ranking after moving 33,500 units including 22,500 from traditional album sales. The high sales were achieved despite the controversy surrounding singer Tilian Pearson, who recently stepped away from the band due to sexual assault allegations. The group commented:

“Thirty-three thousand total albums sold in the first week! Thank you for tremendously supporting ‘Jackpot Juicer,’ our 10th studio album. This has been our highest charting album to date and the first time that Dance Gavin Dance has entered the Billboard Top Ten–a huge accomplishment for any artist. Thank you for sticking with us. This album and its success is forever dedicated to the memory of Tim Feerick.”

Dance Gavin Dance Premiere “Feels Bad Man” Music Video

Dance Gavin Dance have premiered a new video for their new song “Feels Bad Man.” This track will appear on the band’s new album “Jackpot Juicer.” The group are still planning to release that effort tomorrow (July 29) despite the controversy surrounding singer Tilian Pearson, who recently stepped down due to sexual assault allegations. Drummer Matt Mingus commented:

“Our new song ‘Feels Bad Man‘ is one of the most unique Dance Gavin Dance tracks off of ‘Jackpot Juicer‘. The instruments for this song were heavily influenced by the current tone of today’s popular songs mixed with some DGD flair. The music video is reminiscent of the 90’s era when we were all coming of age. We as a band have never taken ourselves too seriously and try to reflect that in all our music videos, including this one. Hope you all enjoy.”

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Etc. Added To 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Joey Valence & Brae, and Silly Goose have been added to this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will now feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Ho99o9, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Dorothy, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Royal & The Serpent, Giovannie And The Hired Guns, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, GWAR, In Flames, Baroness, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, Suicide Silence, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, Aeir, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Pop Evil, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, D.R.U.G.S., Redlight King, Wargasm, Trash Boat, The Alive, Solence, Dropout Kings, Bloodywood, and Silly Goose.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Oxymorrons, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, The Native Howl, Shaman’s Harvest, Joey Valence & Brae, and As You Were.

Dance Gavin Dance Premiere New Song “Cream Of The Crop”

Dance Gavin Dance have premiered a new song titled “Cream Of The Crop.” This track will appear on the band’s new album “Jackpot Juicer.” The group are still planning to release that effort on July 29 despite the controversy surrounding singer Tilian Pearson, who recently stepped down due to sexual assault allegations.

Dance Gavin Dance Premiere “Die Another Day” Music Video

Dance Gavin Dance have premiered a new video for their latest single “Die Another Day.” That track will appear on their new album “Jackpot Juicer.” As previously reported, the group are still planning to release the record on July 29 despite the controversy surrounding Tilian Pearson, who recently stepped down due to sexual assault allegations.