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.”

Marc Okubo Says New Veil Of Maya Album Will Likely Be Released In Early 2021

During an appearance on MetalSucks‘ “Quarantine Cast,” Veil Of Maya guitarist Marc Okubo offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the effort will likely be released in early 2021.

Okubo is still working on material for the record, but he said that he is kind of suffering writer’s block:

“For me, not everyone’s like this, but for me I like to be out and about. I like to see live music and get inspired by that or get inspired by my relationships and my friends and stuff. Without having that, even without having that energy in the room while I’m trying to write, it makes it a lot harder to believe in what I’m doing.

And also not knowing when concerts are going to come back is also not the most motivating thing, especially for this kind of music, this is music that’s meant to be played live. I grew up going to hardcore shows, and you don’t play that kind of music to sit in you room and meditate. It’s an aggressive, social thing.”

He also had the following to say about the group’s progress with the album:

“I was working in a studio last year on the album, and we were able to record skeletons of maybe like, eight songs, so it was kind of an incomplete album. And then we were going to finish after the tour, or on the tour and after the tour, and all this [the coronavirus pandemic] happened. So now it’s just kind of disenchanting to listen to it ’cause it’s not finished and I’ve already heard it a lot.

I mean, I guess right now I want to start from scratch and write as many new songs as I can and maybe go back and finish the old ones and have a lot of material. I guess that’s where I’m at right now.”

Okubo also had the following to say about the musical direction:

“I am feeling that remaining a heavy band is the move and kind of going back to our roots is the vibe. I know that there’s still going to be people that don’t like singing obviously, and I’m aware of it, but at the same time, we make a lot of new fans.

So I kind of want to have a few songs that do kind of have that technical death metal vibe that we used to, but at the same time I’d like to mix that into the progressive world as well.

I don’t know if going full radio rock is the move for us, I don’t think our fans will believe that. I know that it would be beneficial in some ways… trying to find a middle ground between all of that is what I’m working on.

But I feel like heavy is the move and if it’s catchy enough for radio, whatever, but that shouldn’t be the main focus of our songwriting.”

He then added the following about release plans:

“Realistically it will be very early next year just based off of everything that’s happening. Hopefully I have it written by the end of next month or so, that’s the goal. I can’t even play video games or watch TV cause I always feel like I’m supposed to be working on the album. I don’t like being pressured [laughs], I like hanging out and having it come… like [these songs] usually write themselves, you know what I mean? So I’m just out, hanging out with people and I’m like ‘Ah! Idea!’ And then, there it is.”

Animals As Leaders Announce Rescheduled Shows With Veil Of Maya

Animals As Leaders have announced the dates for their rescheduled headlining shows with Veil Of Maya. These dates will take place around their tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Issues, and Wolf & Bear.

Tour Dates:

08/10 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
08/12 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
08/25 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
08/31 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
09/06 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s

Rescheduled Dates Announced For Dance Gavin Dance, Animals As Leaders, Etc. Tour

Dance Gavin Dance have announced the rescheduled dates for their tour with Animals As Leaders, Issues, and Veil Of Maya. Royal Coda will not be able to make the new dates, so Wolf & Bear will be performing instead.

Tour Dates:

08/04 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
08/05 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
08/07 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
08/08 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
08/09 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
08/11 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
08/13 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
08/14 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
08/15 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
08/16 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
08/18 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
08/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/20 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/21 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
08/22 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
08/24 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
08/26 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
08/27 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
08/28 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
08/29 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
08/30 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/01 Toronto, ON – Rebel
09/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/04 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
09/05 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/07 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
09/08 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/09 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
09/12 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park At Cal Expo (‘Swanfest‘)

Dance Gavin Dance commented:

“We are happy to announce that we have rescheduled the spring Dance Gavin Dance tour to start on Tuesday, August 4th in Seattle, WA ending with the rescheduled Swanfest on Saturday, September 12th. We began the process of rescheduling moments after we realized that we would not be able to have our Spring tour begin.

We have done our best to retain most of the same markets and venues as our previous run. All tickets previously purchased will be honored. We also have a couple new shows/locations that we have added, and the on-sale information for those dates are coming soon.

Fortunately, we were able to retain most of the complete lineup for this tour, however members of Royal Coda had previous commitments in place that they were unable to reschedule. We are happy to announce that Wolf & Bear will be filling that spot along with Animals As Leaders, ISSUES, and VEIL OF MAYA.

While we know that right now many things are uncertain, we felt that it was very important to our fans, supporting bands and crew to reschedule to a time period in which we hope will be a safe environment for everyone involved.

We know that things will continue to change rapidly and we will actively monitor any future situations and make appropriate changes if needed, but for now we ask that everyone stay safe, follow all our state and local guidelines and practice proper hygiene and social distancing. We look forward to seeing you in August/September.

More details on Swanfest coming soon, but we can confirm that it will be at Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday, September 12th.”

Dance Gavin Dance Postpone Spring Tour With Animals As Leaders, Issues, Veil Of Maya, & Royal Coda

Dance Gavin Dance have postponed their tour with Animals As Leaders, Issues, Veil Of Maya, and Royal Coda due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Due to extreme circumstances outside of our control we are very upset to announce that we are postponing our spring 2020 tour. We are currently working right now to reschedule all shows as soon as possible & will of course honor all tickets already sold. This was our most anticipated tour, ever, and we were so proud of our fans for coming through and selling out these shows, only to have it all go away. However, your safety is top priority and we must follow what is being recommended to ensure that. We will have new dates for you soon. We hope you enjoyed the release of “Strawberry’s Wake” today and can’t wait for you to hear the rest of the album soon. Much love to you all, from Will, Matt, Jon, Tim, Tilian and Andrew -Dance Gavin Dance”

Animals As Leaders Announce Spring Shows With Veil Of Maya

Animals As Leaders have announced some spring shows with Veil Of Maya. These dates will take place around their tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Issues, and Royal Coda.

Tour Dates:

03/30 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
04/06 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/16 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
04/19 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater

Crown The Empire, Issues, The Fall Of Troy, Etc. Added To 2020 Swanfest

More bands have been added to the 2020 edition of Dance Gavin Dance’s Swanfest. The event will take place at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento, CA on April 25 and it will now feature all of the following: Dance Gavin Dance, Animals As Leaders, Knocked Loose, Movements, Crown The Empire, Issues, The Fall Of Troy, I See Stars, Veil Of Maya, Hail The Sun, Covet, Tillie, Royal Coda, Eidola, and Wolf & Bear.

Issues Added To Dance Gavin Dance, Animals As Leaders, Veil Of Maya, & Royal Coda Tour

Issues have been added to Dance Gavin Dance’s spring North American tour. As previously reported, that trek will also feature Animals As Leaders, Veil Of Maya, and Royal Coda.

Tour Dates:

03/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
03/13 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/14 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
03/16 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
03/18 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
03/19 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
03/20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/21 New Orleans, LA – Buku Festival
03/23 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
03/24 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
03/26 Miami, FL – Fillmore @ Jackie Gleason Theater
03/27 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
03/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/31 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
04/02 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
04/04 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04/05 New York City, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
04/07 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/09 Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian Room
04/10 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/11 St Louis, MO – The Pageant
04/13 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
04/14 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
04/15 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
04/17 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
04/18 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
04/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
04/22 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
04/23 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
04/25 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo (Swanfest)