Johnny out of DGD Again
2012-08-21 by ASnideRemark | 82 Comments

Post-Hardcore outfit Dance Gavin Dance have kicked out their frontman Johnny Craig from the band. They released this statement about his departure and about recent history as well.

Dance Gavin Dance

When Jonny rejoined Dgd, we were about to call it quits. Tired of touring and being away from home for 8 months of the year, we wanted to shake things up. We thought it'd be fun to do a dbm sequel with Jonny and go out on that. We recorded dbm2 and felt it would be a disservice to our fans not to let them hear the new record live. We did a tour and felt rejuvenated but Jonny wasn't in a good place. After trying to convince him into getting help over warped tour, we canceled a headliner in November/December 2011 and told him we wouldn't tour until he sought out real help for his addiction. We got our good friend Matt Geise to fill in for a short run we did earlier this year while Jonny was in rehab. He was released and wanted to be out on the road immediately. We weren't sure how things would go so we only booked a small portion of the all stars tour to see if Jonny could still function as our lead singer. After a week and a half things were not going well. Everything came to a head when Jonny was publicly scolded by the owner of sumerian records for multiple offenses. It was then that we realized that our time with Jonny had reached its end. We wish Jonny the best In his future endeavors but he will no longer be a part of DGD. We however will continue playing and writing music because it's what we love doing.


It is unclear whether like before this is just a temporary kick out, or if Johnny is gone for good, as before DGD said he would be gone for good, yet he was allowed back in the band. Only time will tell.

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ILJ
August 21st 2012

6543 Comments


OMG!1!!1!!! SO SHOCKING

Johnny needs to just go away. Forever.

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ViperAces
August 21st 2012

12358 Comments


Wasnt this already published here?

JAXETA
August 21st 2012

741 Comments


WOAH

sspedding
August 21st 2012

4715 Comments


lmao

Evreaia
August 21st 2012

3742 Comments


it was a list already,

really, does someone still cares about Johnny of his band?

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Satellite
August 21st 2012

19878 Comments


breaking: shit band fires shit singer, both parties continue to be shit

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Xenophanes
Emeritus
August 21st 2012

10553 Comments


#whitetrashproblems

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ZilbelPing
August 21st 2012

5788 Comments


I stopped giving a shit about this band after they kicked Travis but woo

Rikardur
August 21st 2012

731 Comments


breaking: shit band fires shit singer, both parties continue to be shit [2]

cvlts
August 21st 2012

8917 Comments


lmao [2]

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Calc
August 21st 2012

10869 Comments


in other news the sun rose this morning, again...

Sirob
August 21st 2012

2653 Comments


hahaha what a fuck

RosaParks
August 21st 2012

14592 Comments


who. the. hell. cares.

cinaedus
August 21st 2012

26195 Comments


thought you loved this band

NoMeansYes
August 21st 2012

1012 Comments


The list was enough.

Nikkolae
August 21st 2012

4391 Comments


who gives a fuck about DGD anyways?

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LifeAsAChipmunk
August 21st 2012

4854 Comments


It was only a matter of time.

CrownOfMagnets
August 21st 2012

2190 Comments


this band's music is fucking terrible

East Hastings
August 21st 2012

4391 Comments


i love how the writer of the article spells his name wrong every time even though he quotes the band who spells it right

RosaParks
August 21st 2012

14592 Comments


thought you loved this band

at some point, i did

henryChinaski
August 21st 2012

2457 Comments


They should have kept Kurt

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Oblivioncry
August 21st 2012

601 Comments


hapiness was a great record. they should have kept on going that route with the singer from that record (kurt i guess? can't tell anymore who is or is not part of the band anymore).

Devastator
August 21st 2012

2276 Comments


In other news Jonny Craig posted on twitter today he has a iPad 3 for sale!

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moshpotatoes
August 21st 2012

450 Comments


*Jonny
*Jonny
*Jonny
*Jonny
*Jonny
!!!!!!!!!!!

Slobo
August 21st 2012

140 Comments


I'm beginning to wonder whether their constant back and forth with JC is some sort of publicity stunt. I can't believe that they're so naive/desperate that they'd keep giving the guy so many chances

MalleusMaleficarum
August 21st 2012

12218 Comments


jonny has more raw talent than any other available (or unavailable, for that matter) post hardcore vocalist by a mile. thats why they gave him multiple chances. but addiction wins the battle.

Fieryfenderz
August 21st 2012

1374 Comments


fuck him. Also, this sounds permanent.

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chesse13
August 21st 2012

2326 Comments


good. jesus christ no more of this please

Slobo
August 21st 2012

140 Comments


He's clearly ludicrously talented but he's not the only one who can sing like that

HighandDriving
August 21st 2012

3232 Comments


Band just became shit.

Owl1992
August 21st 2012

13 Comments


Tillian Pearson is the new frontman

http://www.underthegunreview.net/2012/08/20/dance-gavin-dance-confirm-tillian-pearson-as-new-frontman/

Surtur
August 21st 2012

461 Comments


breaking: shit band fires shit singer, both parties continue to be shit

What?

The band have gotten progressively worse since their debut, but you can't say that Jonny is a bad singer, he's just a bad person.

East Hastings
August 21st 2012

4391 Comments


wasnt tillian pearson supposed to be the new saosin singer?

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
August 21st 2012

6921 Comments


Tillian rules

Trist66
August 21st 2012

144 Comments


Couldn't be any more apathetic to this news.

FearThyEvil9
August 21st 2012

11355 Comments


Johnny needs to be taken out of the music industry for fuck sake

Fluttertrank
August 21st 2012

16963 Comments


what the hell is wrong with this kid lol i mean how does someone get as stupid as Johnny

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MalleusMaleficarum
August 21st 2012

12218 Comments


you could at least spell his name right after all the hours youve spent singing his songs

ConcubinaryCode
August 21st 2012

1850 Comments


Old news

FearThyEvil9
August 21st 2012

11355 Comments


you could at least spell his name right after all the hours youve spent singing his songs

Don't listen to him or DGD so I don't care about his name. All I know is he's an annoying douche that doesn't deserve to stay in the industry.

Surtur
August 21st 2012

461 Comments


breaking: shit band fires shit singer, both parties continue to be shit

What?

The band have gotten progressively worse since their debut, but you can't say that Jonny is a bad singer, he's just a bad person.

fr33convict
August 21st 2012

11678 Comments


lmao[3]

MalleusMaleficarum
August 21st 2012

12218 Comments


"Don't listen to him or DGD so I don't care about his name. All I know is he's an annoying douche that doesn't deserve to stay in the industry."

what a faggoty statement

Ire
August 21st 2012

41454 Comments


rip

Saturday
August 21st 2012

90 Comments


I have prayed many nights for this momentous day to come. Pleasseeee bring back Kurt

Sauce
August 21st 2012

647 Comments


if tillian is really the new vocalist then jonny leaving isn't really a problem for me.

sixdegrees
August 21st 2012

15769 Comments


great, more DGD drama.

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iamSeraph
August 21st 2012

852 Comments


you could at least spell his name right after all the hours youve spent singing his songs[2]

TomAkaVeto
August 21st 2012

1523 Comments


"wasnt tillian pearson supposed to be the new saosin singer?"

He tried out, but nothing ever became of it.

KjSwantko
August 21st 2012

8721 Comments


Damn. What will we do?

GingerJesus
August 21st 2012

79 Comments


Will Swan can do no wrong, so I don't particularly care either way.

controlled
August 21st 2012

436 Comments


can we get back to Happiness their, easily, best album.

mangasm
August 21st 2012

672 Comments


This dude is a such an airbag.

CatfishSoup
August 21st 2012

167 Comments


I hope Tillian is joining, I nearly cried when he left Tides of Man. DGD is an awesome band, so i'm happy Johnny is finally out (for good hopefully). I've personally enjoyed everything they have put out. DBM2 wasn't that great, but it sure was far from bad.

bloc
August 21st 2012

34499 Comments


I'm definitely going to miss the vocals. Oh well, nice to know the band will continue to make music.

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Ire
August 21st 2012

41454 Comments


been kinda burnt out on this band, but cool to know they're continuing

Spec
August 21st 2012

26834 Comments


He's like a child that can't be left alone. Band isn't that great anyways.

VicariousIntent
August 21st 2012

1591 Comments


I've always thought these guys were okay, but I honestly don't think they'd be nearly as well known if it wasn't for Jonny's constant shit shows. Where that leaves them after this, I don't know.

paxman
August 21st 2012

4083 Comments


Reminds me of fourteen year old girls on Facebook always changing their relationship statuses. To hell with this band and everything they've done. They'll be forgotten tomorrow because they've contributed nothing to the music industry.fuck the douchebags and the drug addicts.

" It is unclear whether like before this is just a temporary kick out, or if Johnny is gone for good, as before DGD said he would be gone for good, yet he was allowed back in the band."

Is that fucking English or what?

derekkp
August 21st 2012

141 Comments


Ha! I have always been saying how they should recruit Tillian. About fucking time. He will be an amazing fit.

OurNumbers
August 22nd 2012

122 Comments


Wait, didn't Tillian tour as Emarosa's singer for a while or something? And there was talk of him joining Saosin? Man, this fucker's all over the place.

GingerJesus
August 22nd 2012

79 Comments


Is there a band in the scene that hasn't had Tilian sing for them at some point? Regardless, he'll probably be a good fit, and hopefully bring a fresh sound to DGD.

Sauce
August 22nd 2012

647 Comments


"Reminds me of fourteen year old girls on Facebook always changing their relationship statuses."

perfect analogy even though i really like dgd.

SadAndHolyGlow
August 22nd 2012

1447 Comments


The dogs really keep returning to their vomit, don't they? Ronnie Radke now Jonny Craig. Who will be next? ... This is really sad to witness.

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massasarcasm
August 22nd 2012

54 Comments


It was only a matter of time. Me and a friend of mine were actually discussing Johnny and how inevitable is departure would be. Then again, the rest of DGD is like the foolish girlfriend going back to the abusive boyfriend.

DinoX
August 22nd 2012

3582 Comments


guy probably gets more guff than what he actually deserves. Wouldnt surprise me the band just messes with him for publicity

avnrdragon
August 22nd 2012

20 Comments


Kurt must be laughing his ass off.

Mickeymau5
August 22nd 2012

1614 Comments


Again

YouGotLucky
August 22nd 2012

943 Comments


this band fucking sucks

North0House2
August 22nd 2012

5613 Comments


This bro needs to stop being a bro and get some help from real bros so that he can be freed from his bro-tendencies.

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jackalope11
August 22nd 2012

330 Comments


Lol I only like Emarosa that's it

Mickeymau5
August 22nd 2012

1614 Comments


Emarosa was better off without him

Captain North
August 22nd 2012

6743 Comments


I'm glad Kurt is staying out, he deserves better than these fuck ups

Shimana
August 22nd 2012

528 Comments


I saw this on DGD's facebook page:
Guy says: "I would definitely like to hear Tillian Pearson on a DGD record if the rumour is true of replacing Jonny."
DGD replied: "it is true my dude."

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MalleusMaleficarum
August 22nd 2012

12218 Comments


so many kids on this site like kurt

not sure why , hes fuckin terrible

Shimana
August 22nd 2012

528 Comments


you're too br00tal for cleans right

HighandDriving
August 22nd 2012

3232 Comments


Kurt is terrible.

Trust me kids, I was listening to him in O!The Joy before any of you.

drasticaction74
August 23rd 2012

1675 Comments


yup

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DaisyHill
August 23rd 2012

166 Comments


I follow him on twitter, the guy is a piece of shit. such a waste of talent.

BaseballJames
August 24th 2012

368 Comments


^ lol

Azn.
October 25th 2012

5317 Comments


lol

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deschain13
November 4th 2012

1 Comments


they should of kept travis he was better than jonny imo



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