Dance Gavin Dance tour
2012-02-09 by fund it | 61 Comments

Dance Gavin Dance have announced on twitter that they are heading out on tour with A Lot Like Birds without Jonny Craig.

"As some of you have heard today, Jonny Craig will not be doing the upcoming tour with Dance Gavin Dance. Jonny is very sick right now, and needs to do what he can to get better. Being on the road is no place for someone in his position right now. He needs to focus on fixing himself. He has NOT been kicked out of Dance Gavin Dance, but we cannot tour with him in the current state he is in. We still want to continue being productive and playing music that we have so much passion for, which is why we decided to continue with the tour without Jonny. We love Jonny and we hope that Jonny can do what he can to get better, because we have done everything that we can to try to get him clean.

For this upcoming tour with A lot Like Birds, we will be joined by Kurt Travis and Matt Geise to fill in on vocals. We will be doing something that we've never done before, and thats preforming songs from all 4 full-lengths. For the time being, keep your eyes peeled and your ears piqued for new Secret Band music! See you all out on the road and make sure to come up and say hi to us at the merch table!"


The band canceled their last tour after Craig had been arrested on drug-related charges.

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chaseee
February 8th 2012

223 Comments


Hell yea Kurt doing vocals again! Im so sick of hearing about Jonny fucking Craig

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 8th 2012

50048 Comments


Kurt is doing double vocal duties?
hardcore man

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snerefedsav
February 8th 2012

822 Comments


holy hell this is gonna be sick. kurt ding vox again, and matt geise is good as hell too. too bad lower definition isn't playing too

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 8th 2012

50048 Comments


^ best dig

patman1001
February 8th 2012

1012 Comments


ah yeah lower definition would be an awesome addition to this tour

DeathsThread
February 8th 2012

214 Comments


songs from all their albums sounds really good, just might go to see them

Spec
February 8th 2012

27108 Comments


Needs a reality tv show.

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wacknizzle
February 8th 2012

12929 Comments


'The Importance Of Cocaine' keeping Johnny Craig out of DGD.

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twlichty
February 8th 2012

3407 Comments


Hearing songs from every album is gonna be awesome, and the fact the Matt Geise from Lower Definition is doing vocals too is a plus

twlichty
February 8th 2012

3407 Comments


hhah Spec, it'd be a fucking hilarious show, but bad because jonny will probably die from overdose or some shit

Spec
February 8th 2012

27108 Comments


Should trade his pretty voice with someone more deserving.

twlichty
February 9th 2012

3407 Comments


yeah his skillz got to his head and he fucked up majorly, i doubt he'll ever reignite his career and
he certainly doesn't deserve to have fans anymore

MMX
February 9th 2012

4797 Comments


Who wants to place bets on Jonny Craig overdosing this year?

AlSweatshirt
February 9th 2012

12 Comments


http://upload.offensivex.com/images/jctgt.jpg
Jonny's doing smack again. Good for him.

MalleusMaleficarum
February 9th 2012

14279 Comments


old news bro

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Satellite
February 9th 2012

20728 Comments


band has always sucked

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wacknizzle
February 9th 2012

12929 Comments


oh shit he's using dope now, bad effing news man. Took the lives of 3 of my friends from high school.

Satellite
February 9th 2012

20728 Comments


lol now?

and who calls heroin dope? are you 70?

pornogratherapy
February 9th 2012

100 Comments


this is great news!

Kris.
February 9th 2012

12262 Comments


oh man he's sick
dumbest bullshit i've heard in a while
they need to stop trying to back him up and find someone else permanently
seeing as how their best album was with someone who was not jonny craig, i think they'll be fine

WhiteTieBlackJacket
February 9th 2012

791 Comments


Kurt was there when they played in Richmond a couple years ago and he did great. Fuck Jonny.

snerefedsav
February 9th 2012

822 Comments


too bad these fucks aren't leaving the west...

Zorak
February 9th 2012

3188 Comments


seriously fuck jc. good for this band.

Next
February 9th 2012

20 Comments


Lol, Kurt's actually going to do vocals for them? Why? They fucked him right over. Oh well, here's hoping Jonny get's his act together at some point. His vocals are pretty damn great, wouldn't want them to go to waste.

Tour sounds like it'll be a lot of fun, wish I could go, but alas, I can't swim across the ocean.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2012

10056 Comments


Just talked with Kurt about this briefly at the A Lot Like Birds concert in Atlanta; he pretty much told me that Jonny isn't able to sing for them, so they're paying him to join them for the show. DGD are just in a mess these days, it seems

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ShinXetsu
February 9th 2012

605 Comments


What a bunch of tools, after all this bullshit they're going to go back to the singer that they left for the sideshow shit bag who they should've known would keep embarrassing himself and the band with his antics?

sniper
February 9th 2012

19048 Comments


i love this band, i love jonny craig, kurt travis is okay too, idgaf about craig's drama, idgaf if he doesn't perform with them, idgaf if he overdoses, idgaf if you dgaf. i'm gonna go see dance gavin dance and tell them to play ghostship 4 after every song.

taxidermist
February 9th 2012

7198 Comments


I'll go for Kurt. Happiness is MY SHIT.

ABurton
February 9th 2012

137 Comments


too much jonny drama.. all this made me think about:

RIP lower d

RevengeSoldier
February 9th 2012

295 Comments


loljonnycraig. that boy is just one big drama.

immortalizepain
February 9th 2012

378 Comments


I just hate Jonny right now, I saw those pictures around tumblr. Kurt will really do good here.

iamSeraph
February 9th 2012

860 Comments


matt geise !!!

iamSeraph
February 9th 2012

860 Comments


LowerD should get back out on tour again...plus do some more records. They are so talented...

MrxSelfxDestruct
February 9th 2012

495 Comments


Happiness was by and far their best album, hopefully he fuckin' stays.

Dolving999
February 9th 2012

1618 Comments


Sadly, I really don't think Jonny Craig will be able to kick the addiction just like that.

On second note, I'm an inch away from considering Hapiness better than Dowtown Batlle Mountain, I just love Kurt's vocals and the general flow of sound in that album.

Kurt Travis, you're a really good influence!

calgarydude12
February 9th 2012

149 Comments


I also really wish Lower d would put out another album or two. Love them.

Thealwaysopenedmind
February 9th 2012

81 Comments


YES!! Finally they drop dead weight and move forward! The part about Kurt Travis touring with them is some great news also. It's what I'd been hoping for. I'm also excited for Matt Geise. Let's go DGD.

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taxidermist
February 9th 2012

7198 Comments


Though Jonny is a douche for doing what he does, I hope he gets better. I saw the vid where he's strung out on the street and it's sad.

EyeForAnEye
February 9th 2012

1692 Comments


He sick with a very bad case of Douchebag.

SisterofJuddy
February 9th 2012

4 Comments


Jonny Craig is fucking sick. So rock and roll.

Drawkcab
February 9th 2012

25 Comments


They're better without him

theashesfromautumn01
February 9th 2012

1031 Comments


Gooood news. Hopefully Jonny kicks his addiction but with his reputation he'll have a hard time finding work if he does. but the last thing he needs to do is more drugs.

Torii
February 9th 2012

812 Comments


I hope they play Happiness on this tour. I fucking love that song. And that album is my favorite DGD.

Saturday
February 9th 2012

90 Comments


@Torii

They are,
"We will be doing something that we've never done before, and thats preforming songs from all 4 full-lengths."

Hospital
February 9th 2012

2052 Comments


Is the dude doing opiates?

MalleusMaleficarum
February 9th 2012

14279 Comments


Heroin (diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate (INN)), also known as diamorphine (BAN), is an opioid analgesic synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy.

MalleusMaleficarum
February 9th 2012

14279 Comments


An opioid is a psychoactive chemical that works by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in the central and peripheral nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. The receptors in these organ systems mediate both the beneficial effects and the side effects of opioids.

MalleusMaleficarum
February 9th 2012

14279 Comments


The withdrawal syndrome from heroin (the so-called cold turkey) may begin within 6 to 24 hours of discontinuation of the drug; however, this time frame can fluctuate with the degree of tolerance as well as the amount of the last consumed dose. Symptoms may include: sweating, malaise, anxiety, depression, akathisia, priapism, extra sensitivity of the genitals in females, general feeling of heaviness, cramp-like pains in the limbs, excessive yawning or sneezing, tears, rhinorrhea, sleep difficulties (insomnia), cold sweats, chills, severe muscle and bone aches; nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and fever.

crowing51
February 9th 2012

3448 Comments


What pisses me off is as soon as they play songs from all their albums Jonny is fucking up. It would have been awesome to have jonny an kurt switch up for songs they did since jonny lied an never played ant songs from deathstar or happiness. Kurt doing all the songs AND playing in A Lot Like Birds before will not end well live because we all know kurt can't sound good anymore 5 songs in.

I hope Matt from Lower D can help an pull it off. Lower D needs to make a new album already their ep was nice.

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MalleusMaleficarum
February 9th 2012

14279 Comments


Lower Definition isnt a band anymore dude

camerongoodwin
February 9th 2012

18 Comments


I hope Jonny Craig overdoses. Self titled album>every other DGD release

botb
February 9th 2012

9646 Comments


Kurt is so much better tbh

lucasjcockcroft
February 9th 2012

3703 Comments


way better!!!!!

MalleusMaleficarum
February 9th 2012

14279 Comments


better at what?

singing?

cuz if so

LOL

botb
February 9th 2012

9646 Comments


the dgd with kurt is just the best shit they've ever done niggaaaaa

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 9th 2012

3652 Comments


This is going to be interesting

MalleusMaleficarum
February 9th 2012

14279 Comments


I certainly do not agree, as my favorite DGD releases are WiSiRO and DBM. I'm not a fan of Kurt really at all, though there were a couple cool songs written after Jonnys departure i guess

OurNumbers
February 9th 2012

122 Comments


Let Jonny fuck himself over and bring DGD + ALLB together for another Isles & Glaciers-esque supergroup. Except better.

I love Jonny's voice, but I sincerely doubt he's gonna be picking himself back up, ever.

Mike225
February 10th 2012

14 Comments


Love their music, hate their drama. Despite Jonny Craigs problem, he's great, and despite him not being there, I'm still excited for this.

sniper
February 10th 2012

19048 Comments


kurt can't sing for shit live. i'm definitely a jonny fan way more but tbh as long as mess and swan are both on board i'll be listening.

MisguidedYouth
February 12th 2012

147 Comments


MATT GEISE, OHEMGEE. sucks lower d isn't touring

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