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Dance Gavin Dance Announce New Tour With Nothing More

American rock band Dance Gavin Dance, known for their innovative blend of post-hardcore, experimental rock, and progressive elements, have announced a new tour.

The tour will take them to the continent of Australia and they are bringing along the powerhouse band Nothing More for the ride.

As part of this tour, Dance Gavin Dance will be making their long-awaited debut in New Zealand, marking an extraordinary moment for both the band and their enthusiastic fans in the country.

Presale will be going live on Wednesday June 14th at 9am and general sale will be going live on Friday the 16th of June at 9am.

Check out the announcement below and let us know if you plan on attending!

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Dance Gavin Dance Announce ‘Jackpot Juicer’ Tour With SiM, Rain City Drive & Within Destruction

Dance Gavin Dance have announced a massive new tour where they will be taking SiM, Rain City Drive and Within Destruction with them.

The tour is called the Jackpot Juicer Tour and they have 27 headlining shows from August 24th until October 28th. There will be some dates that SiM will not be joining Dance Gavin Dance but that’s only on 3 shows at the last part of the tour. A supporting band that will replace SiM will be announced later.

The tour poster shows 30 dates through America but 3 of those dates are festival dates. Dance Gavin Dance will be attending festivals on September 22nd, October 1st and October 8th.

Tickets go on sale Friday with the pre-sale starting today. Check for all dates here and check below for the announcement post.

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Dance Gavin Dance 2022

Dance Gavin Dance Announce First-Ever Swan Fest In Philadelphia

Dance Gavin Dance have announced the return of their annual music festival, Swan Fest, for its third year. This year, the festival will take place for the first time ever in Philadelphia, at the Mann Center on Sunday, October 1st.

The original edition of Swan Fest takes place in Sacramento, the band’s hometown. However, the band is thrilled to bring their festival to the East Coast for the first time and offer fans a unique experience.

The festival promises to be an unforgettable day of music and entertainment with a lineup of amazing bands to be announced in the coming weeks, alongside Dance Gavin Dance headlining the event.

To tease the event, the band posted a picture on social media of a Philadelphia cheese steak sandwich with a swan inside, hinting at the location of the festival. Fans were quick to catch on to the clue and expressed their excitement about the first-ever Swan Fest in Philadelphia.

Early bird tickets will be available for a limited time for $59.99 starting on Friday, May 5th, at 10 am EST. Fans who purchase these tickets will not only get a great deal but also the opportunity to secure their spot at the festival before tickets sell out.

In addition to the early bird tickets, ticketless VIP add-on bundles will be offered in the coming weeks, giving fans an opportunity to enhance their festival experience.

Dance Gavin Dance are known for their unique sound and high-energy performances, and Swan Fest promises to be no different. With the festival’s debut in Philadelphia and the promise of an incredible lineup, fans from all over are sure to be excited about this event.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of Dance Gavin Dance or just love live music, Swan Fest is the perfect event to kick off the fall season.

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Dance Gavin Dance @ Melkweg, Amsterdam

CONCERT REVIEW: Dance Gavin Dance Make Triumphant Return To The Netherlands

After years of absence, Dance Gavin Dance finally returned to The Netherlands for their biggest show on Dutch soil to-date. Originally, the band was supposed to play in Amsterdam in 2020 after the release of Afterburner, but due to the pandemic this was rescheduled again and again. Now, in March of 2023, the band released yet another new album Jackpot Juicer and came to The Netherlands for the first time since 2018.

Interesting to point out is that the original show was supposed to take place in Melkweg’s ‘upstairs’ room, which holds about 350 people. After this got rescheduled to 2022, the band got upgraded to the ‘oude zaal’ and also sold this out. After the most recent rescheduling due to health problems for vocalist Jon Mess, Dance Gavin Dance got upgraded to the Melkweg’s biggest room with a capacity of 1500 and damn near sold it out, too. Even in their absence in Europe, but with the continued release of outstanding music, Dance Gavin Dance‘s popularity have significantly increased throughout the years.

With 3 new albums since their last visit, the setlist was a beautiful mix of almost all of the albums that were released since vocalist Tilian Pearson joined the band (6 studio albums and counting) and even featured the popular stand-alone single Summertime Gladness, which the band released back in 2017. The excitement was instantenously when the band members walked on stage and surprisingly enough, the moshpit was never-ending. A lot of fans, including us, have been looking forward to this evening for a very, very long time.

Kicking things off with Artificial Selection album opener Son Of Robot, the tone was set for the evening. High energy, with lead vocalists Tilian Pearson and Jon Mess frequently trading off on verses and choruses. This was beautifully complimented by new addition Andrew Wells who takes on vocal parts on a lot of songs, with a lead on For The Jeers. The band’s very unique music results in a sound that is highly distinctive and instantly recognizable and a whole evening of that with appreciative and ecstatic fans in the moshpit is an evening we won’t soon forget.

Besides for the exceptional setlist and the band’s musical prowess, with a notable mention to Will Swan for his exquisite intricate guitar riffs, vocalists Jon Mess and Tilian Pearson entertained with the most unique dances. While Pearson’s moves could be described as fluid and graceful, often incorporating smooth and rhythmic movements into his performances that perfectly complement the music, Jon Mess’ dance moves had a more humurous aspect to them. Mess’ moves and his stage presence as a whole is known to be highly entertaining, as he interacts with the crowd and delivers his lyrics with an intense and frenzied energy. It surely has its perks to have 2 vocalists on stage without any instruments.

On this fine evening, Dance Gavin Dance even used the excitement of the crowd for their upcoming music video for Back On Deck, a song off of Jackpot Juicer that recently got some traction on alternative radio stations in the United States. The audience was asked to ‘act’ excited, as if it was not genuine and the fans happily obliged. The song really is not amongst the heaviest Dance Gavin Dance have to offer, but the excitement resulted into yet another moshpit which would last throughout the song. I’m sure that made for some usable footage for the upcoming music video.

In conclusion, Dance Gavin Dance have expanded their devoted fanbase in The Netherlands over the years, and their music succeeded in captivating an audience tonight that was substantially bigger than in 2018. Get a glimpse of what the show looked like in the gallery below and here’s to hoping the band won’t take another 5 years to return to The Netherlands.