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Jonny Craig has struggled with drug usage for the better part of this decade. In fact, he’s struggled so much that he’s either left or been kicked out of three bands now. First, it was Emarosa in 2010, then Dance Gavin Dance in 2012, and, after some give-and-take, he is out of Slaves as of this year. While he is on mostly good terms with these bands (even touring with DGD while he was with Slaves, filling in on some songs), the consensus seems to be that he isn’t stable enough to fulfill persistent vocal duties.
With the announcement of yet another new album coming in 2020, Dance Gavin Dance have announced a massive USA headlining tour for next year. Starting in LA and finishing in Sacremento for their curated Swanfest, the band will travel the USA with an unannounced opener as well as Animals As Leaders, Veil Of Maya, and Royal Coda.
Since the release of their debut album Downtown Battle Mountain in May of 2007, American post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance haven’t gone longer than 2 years without releasing a full-length record. And considering their penchant for also releasing stand-alone singles in between album cycles, it really shouldn’t be all that surprising that the band has a new song out in the form of “Blood Wolf” – or that the band have already announced that their 9th full-length album will be out in 2020.
Fresh off a direct support tour where they played multiple sold-out shows with Underoath, Crown The Empire, and The Plot In You, Dance Gavin Dance is now headed out on yet another headlining tour in support of their newest record, Artificial Selection. The stacked lineup will also include progressive metal band Periphery, who have finished recording their 6th full-length record, UK breakout rock band Don Broco, post-hardcore veterans Hail The Sun, Thousand Below, and the extremely gifted Covet. Check out the full run of dates below.
Artificial Selection resulted in the highest sales of the vaunted band’s career to date, as the veteran act continues to break new musical ground, and gain fans across the globe.