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Dance Gavin Dance Drop Brand New Track In Tribute To Late Bandmate, Tim Feerick

The Ghost of Billy Royalton

Friday, August 25th, 2023 - Chart topping progressive post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance has released a surprise new single and accompanying visualizer titled “The Ghost of Billy Royalton” today in tribute to their late bassist and dear friend, Tim Feerick, who tragically passed away last year.

The emotional track features vocals from Tilian Pearson, Jon Mess, Andrew Wells, and Will Swan, who shares:

“I made this video as a tribute to Tim, just as the song is. I made sure to incorporate Jurassic park and Star Wars which were 2 of his favorite things. This is the kind of thing I would make and just share with him and my friends. But because he’s not here, I’m sharing it with you all.”

The Ghost of Billy Royalton” debuted live last night in Tempe, AZ on the opening date of Dance Gavin Dance’s mostly sold-out Jackpot Juicer US Tour. The surprise single serves as a poignant memorial to the late Feerick from his beloved bandmates and a beautiful way for the band to celebrate his legacy with their fans at their upcoming live shows.

The Jackpot Juicer US Tour kicked off in Tempe last night and will travel throughout 26 further cities ending in Detroit at the Masonic Temple Theatre on October 4th. Fans can also see Dance Gavin Dance at upcoming US festivals, including the band's very own one-day festival, Swanfest, on October 1st. This year's Swanfest marks the first ever East Coast edition, which will feature a special extended set from the band as well as performances from Periphery, Set It Off, SiM, Rain City Drive, Stolas, Within Destruction, Body Thief and Dwellings. Full 2023 routing below.


w/ SiM, Rain City Drive, and Within Destruction

*Non Live Nation date

+No SiM

August 24 || Tempe, AZ || The Marquee Theatre*

August 25 || Las Vegas, NV || Brooklyn Bowl

August 26 || Los Angeles, CA || Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall*

August 29 || Seattle, WA || Showbox SODO*

August 30 || Portland, OR || Roseland Theater

September 1 || Garden City, ID || Revolution Concert House

September 2 || Salt Lake City, UT || The Union Event Center*

September 3 || Denver, CO || Mission Ballroom*

September 5 || Austin, TX || ACL Live At The Moody Theater

September 6 || Oklahoma City, OK || The Criterion*

September 8 || Houston, TX || White Oak Music Hall*

September 9 || Dallas, TX || The Factory in Deep Ellum*

September 10 || Birmingham, AL || Iron City*

September 12 || Fort Lauderdale, FL || Revolution Live at the Backyard

September 13 || Orlando, FL || Hard Rock Live

September 15 || Nashville, TN || Wildhorse Saloon*

September 16 || Atlanta, GA || Coca-Cola Roxy

September 18 || Raleigh, NC || The Ritz

September 19 || Silver Spring, MD || The Fillmore

September 21 || Chicago, IL || Radius*

September 23 || Milwaukee, WI || The Rave II*

September 25 || Cleveland, OH || Agora Theatre*

September 27 || Boston, MA || MGM Music Hall at Fenway

September 29 || New York, NY || The Rooftop at Pier 17

September 30 || Asbury Park, NJ || Stone Pony Summer Stage

October 3 || Pittsburgh, PA || Stage AE*+

October 4 || Detroit, MI || Masonic Temple Theatre*+


September 22 || Louisville, KY || Louder Than Life

October 6 || Sacramento, CA || Aftershock


October 1 || Philadelphia, PA || Mann Center

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 1.6 billion global streams, and 1.4 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 both its inaugural edition in 2019 and its triumphant, post-pandemic return in 2022 in the band's hometown of Sacramento last April and is now set to hit the East Coast for the first time, it all amounts to a full force band facing a mainstream that has overlooked them for too long.

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 "Sacramento, Calif.-based Dance Gavin Dance is not just any band."

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