Monday, June 27th, 2022 - Chart topping post-hardcore outfit, Dance Gavin Dance, have announced a very special “An Evening With Friends Tour” with support from Royal Coda and Body Thief. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will see Dance Gavin Dance play 21 intimate shows across the country, that will feature setlists comprised of fan favorites, rarely played deep cuts and new songs from the band’s upcoming album, ‘Jackpot Juicer’ (out July 29th via Rise Records). Tickets go on general sale at 10am local on Thursday, June 30th from DanceGavinDanceBand.com.
The very special tour will also provide fans with a unique Dance Gavin Dance line-up. Guitarist Andrew Wells will be taking centre stage to take over clean singing duties, Marc Okubo of Veil of Maya will be stepping in to cover Andrew’s guitar duties and the band will be joined by former Dance Gavin Dance frontman and frontman of Royal Coda, Kurt Travis, for select songs.
Speaking on today’s announcement, Dance Gavin Dance Drummer, Matt Mingus shares:
“We are very pleased to announce our exciting & intimate headlining tour, ‘An Evening With Friends.’
Last month, unfortunately, and not by our choice, we were made aware that we could not perform on the summer tour we had been looking forward to for the past year. We were lucky enough to get the support from our partners to help curate a last-minute headline tour hitting most of the cities we already planned on performing in.
It's yet another obstacle put in our way that we are willing and able to overcome. While change can sometimes be challenging to adapt to, we are optimistic and looking towards the future with our heads held high and a fantastic new album to celebrate. We look forward to seeing you this summer.”
The 21- date trek starts on July 26th with a very special, intimate show at infamous Sunset Strip venue, The Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles which was previously announced and sold out in less than 3 minutes (a portion of the proceeds from this show will go towards Musicares) and will wrap on August 24th in San Francisco at The Fillmore. Full Routing below:
Tue. 07/26/22 West Hollywood CA The Whisky A Go-Go *
Wed. 07/27/22 San Diego CA House of Blues
Thu. 07/28/22 Anaheim CA House of Blues
Fri. 07/29/22 Mesa AZ The Nile Theater
Sun. 07/31/22 Austin TX Emo's
Mon. 08/01/22 Dallas TX House of Blues
Tue. 08/02/22 Houston TX House of Blues
Thu. 08/04/22 Orlando FL House of Blues - Orlando
Fri. 08/05/22 Fort Lauderdale FL Revolution Live
Sat. 08/06/22 St Petersburg FL Jannus Live
Mon. 08/08/22 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage
Tue. 08/09/22 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte
Thu. 08/11/22 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts
Sat. 08/13/22 Boston MA Big Night Live
Sun. 08/14/22 New York NY Irving Plaza
Tue. 08/16/22 Detroit MI St. Andrew’s Hall
Wed. 08/17/22 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri. 08/19/22 St. Louis MO The Pageant
Sat. 08/20/22 Chicago IL House of Blues - Chicago
Mon. 08/22/22 Denver CO Summit Music Hall
Wed. 08/24/22 San Francisco CA The Fillmore San Francisco
* Non-Live Nation Date
Dance Gavin Dance announced the release of their brand new album, 'Jackpot Juicer', back in April. They have released two singles from the album so far - “Synergy” feat. Rob Damiani of Don Broco and “Pop Off”. Between them, the tracks have clocked up 8.5 million streams and 2.8 million YouTube views since release. 'Jackpot Juicer' follows Dance Gavin Dance's enormously successful 2020 release, ‘Afterburner,’ which topped charts and debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 with a digital only release. 'Jackpot Juicer' will be released on July 29th via Rise Records.
1. Untitled 2
2. Cream Of The Crop
3. Synergy (Feat. Rob Damiani)
4. Holy Ghost Spirit
5. For The Jeers
7. Pop Off!
8. One Man's Cringe
9. Feels Bad Man
10. Die Another Day
11. Two Secret Weapons
12. Polka Dot Dobbins
13. Long Nights In Jail
14. Back On Deck
15. Current Events
16. Pray To God For Your Mother
17. Swallowed By Eternity
18. Have A Great Life
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. The group has amassed over 1.4 billion global streams, and 1.2 million album equivalent units sold across their catalog in the US alone. With hundreds of thousands of rabid fans engaged with Dance Gavin Dance on socials and their very own festival event, Swanfest, which sold out its inaugural edition in 2019 and is slated to see a triumphant return in 2022 in the band's hometown of Sacramento this April, it all amounts to a full force band facing a mainstream that has overlooked them for too long.
Dance Gavin Dance released their ninth studio album, Afterburner, in April of 2020. Since its release, the album has clocked up 135 million streams and topped a multitude of charts on two separate occasions, once with it’s digital release hitting #14 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 across the Current Albums, Alternative, Billboard Top Albums, Digital, Current Digital Albums, Rock, Heavy Rock and Current Independent Albums charts and again when the physical version was released several months later due to the pandemic, when it hit #1 across Vinyl, Internet, Alternative, Rock, Hard Music, Independent Current Albums, #3 Top Current and Billboard Top Albums and #47 on the Billboard 200 charts. This past Christmas, the band surprised fans with a special holiday gift by dropping ‘Afterburner (Instrumental)’ on streaming platforms. It was previously only available via a Target exclusive double disc CD.
The Afterburner 2021 US Tour, although being one of the first coast-to-coast indoor tours to hit the road post-pandemic, was successfully completed and saw Dance Gavin Dance sell a whopping 78,500 tickets across 33 shows making it the band's biggest tour to date.
As the undeniable statistics keep mounting up, the fact becomes more and more clear that Dance Gavin Dance are becoming one of this generation's most popular and enduring forces from the world of heavy music. As Pollstar put it in their recent feature on the huge success of the tour - "Sacramento, Calif.-based Dance Gavin Dance is not just any band."