“There is no band on earth like Dance Gavin Dance, and their latest idiosyncratic opus is as colourful and inventive as you could want” -Rock Sound
“The experimental hardcore group have always done things their way and they aren’t afraid to show it.” -Alternative Press
“Those married to traditional song structures need not apply, but if you fancy feeling like your brain is in a pinball machine, [DGD] will take you out of this world.” –Kerrang!
“Heavy, ambitious, and sometimes witty rock that seizes on the past few decades of edge-dwelling music, places it all in a blender, and puts the speed on high.” –Boston Globe
Thursday, April 16, 2020 – Dance Gavin Dance has let their fans take control of the video for their fourth single ‘Three Wishes’ taken from their highly-anticipated ninth full-length studio album, Afterburner. Pre-order the album HERE.
The band asked fans to submit videos of their interpretation of ‘clean’ – cleaning their houses, brushing their teeth, washing their dogs, anything they wanted to do in this realm. The result was over 1,500 submissions, both funny & creative. A video for the fans, made by the fans. Watch the video for ‘Three Wishes’ below.
Dance Gavin Dance, who already celebrate a massive 1 million album sales worldwide from their catalogue and over 800 million streams will release ‘Afterburner’ on Friday, April 24 via Rise Records. The LP was produced by the group’s frequent collaborator, Kris Crummett, (Issues, Sleeping With Sirens, Mayday Parade) and Drew Fulk a.k.a. WZRD BLD (Lil Wayne, Motionless in White, Bad Wolves). The album is a landmark mission statement that encompasses DGD energy past, present, and future. It is a killer and dynamic demonstration of what the quintet does best, and is equal parts aggressive, melodic, and unrestrained.
Dance Gavin Dance recently launched their massive North American headline tour, set to play their biggest venues to date when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. These dates have been rescheduled for August & September 2020. This follows the band’s entirely sold out North American headliner in 2019, where they sold over 90k tickets in one year alone. The remaining tickets for the current headline tour can be purchased HERE. For a full list, see below.
On 12th September, Dance Gavin Dance will return home to Sacramento for Swanfest, the one-day festival headlined and curated by the band at Papa Murphy’s Park. Labelmates Crown The Empire and Issues, along with Animals As Leaders, Knocked Loose, Movements, Fall Of Troy, I See Stars, Veil Of Maya, Hail The Sun, Covet, Tillie, Royal Coda, Eidola, and Wolf & Bear will join DGD on this year’s lineup. The first ever Swanfest took place last year at the City National Grove of Anaheim, CA, which proved to be a phenomenal sell-out success, a rare feat for a festival in its first year. Speaking on this year’s Swanfest, Will Swan says
“With last year’s Swanfest selling out in Southern California, it only made sense for us to bring this year’s show to our hometown in Sacramento. We are thrilled to have the chance to headline our biggest venue in the very city where it all began,”
Tickets and VIP packages for Swanfest 2020 are on sale now HERE.
DANCE GAVIN DANCE US HEADLINER
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 – SWANFEST – Papa Murphy’s Park At Cal Expo
About Dance Gavin Dance:
Rejecting tired formulas at every step, Dance Gavin Dance merge progressive rock and post-hardcore with thick groove, brilliantly combining experimental music with hooks and a warped sense of humor. 2018’s Artificial Selection crashed into the Billboard 200 Chart at No.13, on the strength of the love for fan-favorite predecessors like Acceptance Speech (2013), Instant Gratification (2015), and Mothership (2016), and just as importantly, the band’s mesmerizing and unforgettable live performances. Artificial Selection went on to sell over 112k copies and counting. In the U.S. alone, the group has amassed over 800 million streams, with 1 million album equivalent units sold across their catalog. With hundreds of thousands of rabid fans engaged with DGD on socials, it all amounts to a full force band facing a mainstream that has overlooked them for too long.
In the heady tradition of Frank Zappa and Nirvana – people who made serious art without ever seeming self-serious – DGD is a band that does what they want, how they want, confident that the audience will keep up.