Dance Gavin Dance have announced that that they will be celebrating the July 10th physical release of their chart topping new album, Afterburner with a very special, full production, multi-camera broadcast of their Album Release Show. The streamed show in association with Sound Rink, will give fans all round the world the very first opportunity to see Dance Gavin Dance play new songs from Afterburner during the full live set. This special event will take place on Friday July 17th at 6PM PST/ 9PM EST tickets are available now from DanceGavinDance.Live
Dance Gavin Dance were faced with a difficult choice back in April when the release date for their 9th studio album was set. They could either push back the release date altogether in order to allow for the COVID-19 induced manufacturing shut-down and release the album both digitally and physically or, give fans the album they had been waiting patiently to hear and go ahead with a digital only release on the agreed date, forfeiting the sizeable physical pre-order sales contribution to their week 1 chart positions. The band chose their fans over a chart position and released the digital-only version of the album on 24th April.
In a hugely impressive turn of events, Dance Gavin Dance
once again proved their undeniable popularity as Afterburner
(Rise Records) soared straight to the top of the charts hitting #1 across the Current Album, Alternative, Digital, Rock and Heavy Rock charts and #14 on the Billboard Top 200.
The long-awaited physical release of ‘Afterburner‘ is scheduled for the Friday, 10th July and will feature an exclusive CD variant available only from Target and exclusive vinyl variants from both Urban Outfitters and FYE. Pre-orders are available here.
Dance Gavin Dance‘s ninth studio album, Afterburner 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, and has been met with high critical acclaim.
The band, who celebrate a massive 1 million album sales worldwide from their catalogue and over 965 million streams, have released 4 videos from ‘Afterburner’ to date – ‘Prisoner‘, ‘Strawberry’s Wake‘, ‘Lyrics Lie‘ and ‘Three Wishes‘. Combined, they have clocked up an impressive 5.4 million YouTube views and 15.7 million Spotify streams. Watch the video for ‘Strawberry’s Wake’ below.
Dance Gavin Dance
were set to play their biggest venues to date on their massive North American headline tour when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. These dates have been rescheduled for 2021. 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
. Full list of tour dates 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.
Tickets and VIP packages for Swanfest 2021 are on sale now HERE.
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.
Dance Gavin Dance are:
Tilian Pearson: Vocals
Jon Mess – Vocals
Will Swan – Guitar/Vocals
Tim Feerick – Bass
Matt Mingus – Drums