Dance Gavin Dance on Hiatus
2011-10-22 by Nu Metal | 118 Comments

After the arrest of frontman Jonny Craig over narcotics charges, Dance Gavin Dance have decided to throw in the towel for the time being until Craig can recover from drug addiction.

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Zuver87
October 22nd 2011

40 Comments


Jonny digs the back seat, obviously.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
October 22nd 2011

8963 Comments


Jonny and Zoloft clearly get along just fine

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FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
October 22nd 2011

8963 Comments


And it's bullshit that they're keeping him in the band. The dude's a convicted felon, a thief, and the biggest chotch on the planet, why would they want to associate themselves with him?

AsoTamaki
October 22nd 2011

2525 Comments


Probably because he's the frontman.

OneMoreRoland
October 22nd 2011

1047 Comments


how many people are surprised by this?

Maniac!
October 22nd 2011

26187 Comments


dude can sing though

ZilbelPing
October 22nd 2011

5788 Comments


Turn off the lights, I'm doin' coke

boardridin34
October 22nd 2011

34 Comments


not surprised. don't care

JJwins
October 22nd 2011

641 Comments


enough articles about this band...damn.

Ire
October 22nd 2011

41474 Comments


dude can sing though


not anymore!

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
October 22nd 2011

6950 Comments


Is there anyone in the world more pathetic than this guy?

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twlichty
October 22nd 2011

3394 Comments


New full length album coming from Secret Band, cool

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ZilbelPing
October 22nd 2011

5788 Comments


dude can sing though


not anymore! [2]

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 22nd 2011

30320 Comments


Hiatus - The Sequel

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
October 22nd 2011

6950 Comments


Bet they're feeling pretty shitty about letting Kurt go now.

TREO5
October 22nd 2011

1065 Comments


Kurt Travis FTW.


Satellite
October 22nd 2011

19933 Comments


Is there anyone in the world more pathetic than this guy?

maybe that gaddafi shitbag.

oh.

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Josh D.
October 22nd 2011

13967 Comments


This band isn't that good.

Ire
October 22nd 2011

41474 Comments


one of the reasons they let kurt go was his addiction to cigarettes


it wasn't the main reason but lol

Satellite
October 22nd 2011

19933 Comments


right?

@ josh

taxidermist
October 22nd 2011

7175 Comments


one of the reasons they let kurt go was his addiction to cigarettes

Really? lolololololololol

OneMoreRoland
October 22nd 2011

1047 Comments


Get kurt back and make a s/t Pt. II or a Happiness Pt. II. It'll be better than anything they will ever do with Jonny ever again.

AsoTamaki
October 22nd 2011

2525 Comments


Hey, cigarettes can fuck a singer's voice up worse than cocaine.

TRMshadow
October 22nd 2011

4982 Comments


I'm with Josh D. on this one, the band is okay, but nothing worth making a hubbub over. This news does nothing for my opinion of them.

HaloDude442
October 22nd 2011

688 Comments


i love dgd, but jonny is just an idiot. at least allb with kurt = sex

rokknroll4
October 22nd 2011

154 Comments


Turn off the lights, I'm doin' coke [2] Lol

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Josh D.
October 23rd 2011

13967 Comments


Whoever used to be in DGD and does the cleans in ALLB now is really bad.

Spare
October 23rd 2011

5223 Comments


band should really just give up

Devastator
October 23rd 2011

2277 Comments


They said hiatus until he recovers from his addiction.


So they must be breaking up then cause he is never recovering! Just kick his dumb ass out and get someone else.

LiquidVelvet
October 23rd 2011

628 Comments


They should just make a Part 2 to every album, why the hell not.

Suffomoth
October 23rd 2011

11 Comments


.. Ehhh.

drasticaction74
October 23rd 2011

1676 Comments


they should get Kurt back so I can forever laugh in the face of infinity

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ohfoxxxycole
October 23rd 2011

4350 Comments


all that matters is mess

Satellite
October 23rd 2011

19933 Comments


i miss the days when musicians could handle their drugs

Scoot
October 23rd 2011

17493 Comments


avatar

Satellite
October 23rd 2011

19933 Comments


based on that pic i'd like to punch him right in the drughole

Spec
October 23rd 2011

26847 Comments


zoloft

InFiction
October 23rd 2011

3592 Comments


I've never listened to these guys but this dude is a fuckin' douchebag.

elephantREVOLUTION
October 23rd 2011

2705 Comments


hopin for a secret band lp

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ShinXetsu
October 23rd 2011

605 Comments


Dudes a fucking bum, rest of the band are retards for putting DGD on hold for this joke after all he's
done he's just not gonna learn. At least Kurt had some class.

Phideaux
October 23rd 2011

1653 Comments


This is the least surprising news I've ever read.

sexualsoybean
October 23rd 2011

911 Comments


Jonny Craig is awesome, DGD is awesome. people getting all mad that someone is addicted to drugs is lol, get a life, dude has more talent than you will ever have

ShadowRemains
October 23rd 2011

19445 Comments


except he's a faggot

taxidermist
October 23rd 2011

7175 Comments


No, Jonny Craig's voice is awesome. His mindset/personality is shit. It's called a band, not "look I'm a dumbass with a
great voice and a drug addiction, pay attention to me and me only, hurr durr."

sexualsoybean
October 23rd 2011

911 Comments


jonny craigs drug addiction and personality doesnt affect my life or anyone else posting here. his voice is awesome and people saying hes a shitty person are just judgmental assholes.

taxidermist
October 23rd 2011

7175 Comments


But some of these people are fans of the band. Fans love seeing the band perform the songs they love, live/making MORE
music for them to enjoy. Musicians' paycheck comes from the fans supporting the bands music . Without the fans Jonny
would just be a ginger with a nice voice, but in return what does he do? Gets high/arrested and has the whole band cancel
the tour, leaving the fans disappointed (yet again, since Jonny pulls shit like this quite a lot) and upset.

sexualsoybean
October 23rd 2011

911 Comments


lmao so because you pay 15$ for a show and buy a t shirt you own him? get some perspective

taxidermist
October 23rd 2011

7175 Comments


And not to be a judgmental asshole, but the guy screwed his own fans with the whole Macbook thing. I like the band and Jonny's voice, but man, what a dick.

paxman
October 23rd 2011

4083 Comments


Frontman in prison = band on hiatus

Nope, no surprise there

taxidermist
October 23rd 2011

7175 Comments


lmao so because you pay 15$ for a show and buy a t shirt you own him? get some perspective

I don't claim to own him. I like the music they make as a whole. If buying a $15 dollar ticket helps contribute to the band
making more music, fine by me. Him using it to get high and fuck everything up for the band/fans, not so much. If I
would have bought a
ticket I'd sure as hell be disappointed, though.

Dummit
October 23rd 2011

333 Comments


im just happy i had the oppo to see them freshly reunited, because i knew, for some odd reason, that
it wouldn't last long...and i was right.

i love these guys and its shitty that jonny is the only one who gets attention for this band, and its
always negative.

i feel that Matt Mingus and Will Swan should be commended for sticking through it all and making solid
ass music among the chaos, and darnit they frickin rule.

CrownOfMagnets
October 23rd 2011

2193 Comments


these guys fuckin suck anyway.

VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
October 23rd 2011

710 Comments


"Without the fans Jonny would just be a ginger with a nice voice"

Love how this is apparently not offensive, taking a physical attribute and using it in a derogatory way. If you replaced that with 'black', people would go ape shit.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 23rd 2011

48591 Comments


Being addicted to drugs is no excuse for being a twat

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VanitySeason
October 23rd 2011

396 Comments


these guys fuckin suck anyway. [2]

taxidermist
October 23rd 2011

7175 Comments


Love how this is apparently not offensive, taking a physical attribute and using it in a derogatory way. If you replaced that with 'black', people would go ape shit.

;)

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
October 23rd 2011

6950 Comments


"Jonny Craig is awesome, DGD is awesome. people getting all mad that someone is addicted to drugs is lol, get a life, dude has more talent than you will ever have"

The thing is that he gets paid to entertain those who are interested in his vocal performance.

So you make 3 points (disregarding the arbitrarily subjective statement of "DGD is awesome"):
1: "People getting mad that he's addicted to drugs is 'lol'", in other words, it is unreasonable for people to get upset that he is addicted to drugs. But why is it? An addiction is a dependency on something that changes your personality because of your requirement for continued use of that item. So we should be okay with that?

Don't get me wrong, a person's free will is at the top of my priority list, but it has to be within reasonable boundaries. If he had never done anything to harm someone else, and just enjoyed abusing drugs on his own: more power to him, I honestly would not give a fuck. But there's the whole mac book issue, the whole getting arrested issue, without talking to his band at all about the trouble. Kurt got removed from the band so that Jonny could re-join, only for Jonny to totally shit all over their musical careers without even giving them an advance warning. But that's okay? His drug addiction led to all that, but criticizing it is "lol"?

2. "Get a life", implying that we should get a life for having an opinion over his drug abuse and sharing our opinions.

Why is a sober person commenting on another person's drug abuse something that requires us to "get a life"? I mean honestly how can you attack our criticism of his lack of self-control? What about this implies that we have no life? We like music, we even like Jonny's music (despite everything). Isn't that ideal from his viewpoint as well? Is liking music enough to criticize when a musician makes a mistake a bad thing? If it is, Jonny would've been out of a job long before he abused hard drugs to the point of getting arrested.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
October 23rd 2011

6950 Comments


3. "Dude has more talent than you will ever have".

First off, let me just say that you are absolutely right in saying that. But there is something more important than that, It is the fact that what you're saying means absolutely nothing. He's trying to make a career by selling his musical abilities to an audience. But you're suggesting that people with less talent than him are unable to criticize? He has more talent, so therefore our opinion is invalid?? If his target audience was only people who are more talented than him, you might have a point. But since most people who listen to him cannot sing as well as he can, please explain why not being able to sing as well as him should limit our abilities to criticize his singing.

I know this is a bit of a tl;dr situation, but I honestly don't feel like there's any reason to back this guy up at this point. He's just a sad pathetic person whose flaws used to be balanced out by his vocal capability until his flaws just blatantly outweighed his talent.


"Love how this is apparently not offensive, taking a physical attribute and using it in a derogatory way. If you replaced that with 'black', people would go ape shit."

No, we just don't give a fuck. Same with that one person calling JC a faggot earlier. But apparently "ginger" is worse than "faggot" to the point that "faggot" doesn't even deserve a mention? That's just as bad if not worse than what you're accusing us of. And if we're being completely honest, yes, faggot and ginger are both offensive. But that's exactly the point. Whoever called JC a ginger was most likely attempting to offend him. So you're not exactly making any changes by pointing out that it is offensive.

Arucard
October 23rd 2011

570 Comments


Wierd that I'm listening to his album as I read this.

Dude needs to sort himself out, sad to read.

RCKilm
October 23rd 2011

232 Comments


mobotron droppin mobobombs.

happiness is my fav dgd so whatevs

struth
October 23rd 2011

435 Comments


Dude has more talent than you will ever have.


Anyone who uses this sort of argument for anything is an idiot, it makes criticism of any kind completely irrelevant.

This band are fucking awful.

Intheayer
October 23rd 2011

79 Comments


Jonny recover? LOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOL

TheStarclassicTreatment
October 23rd 2011

2909 Comments


The guy is an idiot.

Such a waste of talent

lolcatzwolfay
October 23rd 2011

96 Comments


They let Kurt go cause of his addiction to cigarettes


No they didn't, they let him go cause Johnny wanted back in. Terrible decision, Happiness was the best album they ever put out.

Ire
October 23rd 2011

41474 Comments


one of the reasons they let kurt go was his addiction to cigarettes


it wasn't the main reason but lol


they let kurt go for three reasons

1 the dude smoked 2 packs a day (it was messing with his performances)

2 he said he wanted to sing even higher on the next record

3 jonny wanted back in

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 23rd 2011

48591 Comments


Conversation Piece is the best Dance Gavin Dance release since Relativity.

Lol

hortanz
October 23rd 2011

88 Comments


lol conversation piece sucks

PastorOfMupp3ts
October 23rd 2011

70 Comments


FREE THE MAN WITH NO SOUL!!

rokknroll4
October 23rd 2011

154 Comments


lol conversation piece sucks

Its still way better than DTBMII

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
October 23rd 2011

20283 Comments


"Dance Gavin Dance have decided to throw in the towel for the time being until Craig can recover from drug addiction."
so basically they've broken up

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SamHandwich
October 23rd 2011

44 Comments


No way

tapitforever
October 23rd 2011

1243 Comments


i just don't even follow this band anymore

such a custerfluck

Saturday
October 23rd 2011

90 Comments


god dammit, hopefully they'll change their minds.

Cody11095
October 23rd 2011

34 Comments


Kick jonny, don't bring kurt back(dude can't sing), and get a new clean vocalist.

taxidermist
October 23rd 2011

7175 Comments


Kurt owns, wtf you smoking.

JWT155
October 23rd 2011

9184 Comments


Shame Jonny is such a douche, the guys got a hell of a voice.

Saturday
October 23rd 2011

90 Comments


Kurt owns, wtf you smoking. [2]


TechieCore
October 23rd 2011

662 Comments


Bizzy Bone does not approve.

kennymccormick
October 23rd 2011

7 Comments


@sexualsoybean likes the penis

ZippaThaRippa
October 23rd 2011

2365 Comments


Why not just use the guy from Happiness

taxidermist
October 23rd 2011

7175 Comments


He's in A Lot Like Birds now.

FearThyEvil9
October 23rd 2011

11411 Comments


He is not going to recover so this hiatus is going to last forever.

derekkp
October 23rd 2011

141 Comments


They should have picked up Tillian when he left Tides of Man. He would have been a perfect fit for this band.

charlie15
October 23rd 2011

132 Comments


Expected. Doubt this is surprising to anyone.

Redman54
October 23rd 2011

96 Comments


This is dgd's punishment for having faith in a douche bag

chesse13
October 23rd 2011

2326 Comments


fuck jonny craig seriously i loved this band, a lot like birds isnt the same either. well at least im hoping for a secret band lp soon cause apparently thats as close as im getting

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 23rd 2011

48591 Comments


a lot like birds suck

taxidermist
October 23rd 2011

7175 Comments


Trebor, you speak lies.

DeathByDaydream
October 23rd 2011

546 Comments


yeah, tillian would be good but he wouldn't be able to perform any of the past songs, his voice is completely different.

derekkp
October 23rd 2011

141 Comments


I would like to hear Tillian's twist on the older songs actually. I know it wouldn't really fit but I bet he could make it work

sniper
October 23rd 2011

18596 Comments


i'm okay with this. they should just make the secret band a full-time project, dance gavin dance has run its course and the core of their sound has always been swan and mess anyway.

IndieOut
October 24th 2011

498 Comments


people liked the s/t dance gavin dance?..

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 24th 2011

48591 Comments


I do

IndieOut
October 24th 2011

498 Comments


fuck i mean dbm 2

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 24th 2011

48591 Comments


Don't forget about Mingus Sniper

IndieOut
October 24th 2011

498 Comments


ya s/t dgd is awesome

patman1001
October 24th 2011

1012 Comments


Tyler Carter would work better than Tillian in my opinion.

patman1001
October 24th 2011

1012 Comments


this is true

jackalope11
October 24th 2011

330 Comments


I just miss Emarosa. That band was brilliant.

sniper
October 24th 2011

18596 Comments


dance gavin dance shit all over them.

AnotherSurf
October 24th 2011

9 Comments


derrrrrrrrrp

iGuter
October 24th 2011

327 Comments


He's lucky to have friend that'll give him time to recooperate. That fuck better get his life straight for them, talented or not he should be grateful for them.

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iGuter
October 24th 2011

327 Comments


And a lot like birds has a more straightforward sound than dgd!

DeathByDaydream
October 24th 2011

546 Comments


fuck tyler carter. that would be so bad if he was in dgd.

crowing51
October 24th 2011

3444 Comments


I honestly just want more Secret Band now. The EP was amazing!

Redman54
October 24th 2011

96 Comments


I wouldn't mind Tyler Carter in Dance Gavin Dance

ohfoxxxycole
October 25th 2011

4350 Comments


really excited for the secret band album, as long as they've got mess and swan I'll listen

RandomDuck
October 25th 2011

40 Comments


Johnny Craig, Craig Owens, Owen Wilson, Wilson from Cast Away.

^
If that makes sense you're as high as Johnny Craig is daily.

drasticaction74
October 25th 2011

1676 Comments


Secret Band not so secret now huh

SHAKEandBAKE
October 25th 2011

1290 Comments


The band admitted they didn't put much effort into DBMII. They said they just wrote whatever they felt like and tried to have fun. It seemed like their next release was going to be much better. This sucks.

Maybe Jonny will turn his life around and DGD will make a deep, emotional album detailing his drug abuse hahah.

ohfoxxxycole
October 26th 2011

4350 Comments


that's the last thing I want from dgd.

SHAKEandBAKE
October 26th 2011

1290 Comments


Haha I know it won't happen but I think it would be interesting to hear.

AdamK
October 28th 2011

987 Comments


i think DGD is one of the better post hardcore bands jonny can actually sing. But still a tool

trippinonthizz
November 3rd 2011

165 Comments


Jonny Craig is such an amazing vocalist. He's really been wasting his talent. Hopefully jailtime does him good. The scene really needs a new icon though. Dude isnt what he used to be.

witchxrapist
November 3rd 2011

10733 Comments


God damn it, I wanted to see them and A Lot Like Birds a few weeks from now.

DeathByDaydream
November 4th 2011

546 Comments


i would be disappointed about this tour being canceled if they were coming to my state.

DeathByDaydream
November 4th 2011

546 Comments


besides ismof opening

DestroyHim
November 6th 2011

171 Comments


Tillian and Tyler suck. They better stay away from this band.

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