Dance Gavin Dance announced their split with co-vocalist Tilian Pearson. Pearson joined the group in 2012 and featured in albums from 2013’s Acceptance Speech to 2022’s Jackpot Juicer, along with the stand-alone single, 2023’s “War Machine.” The announcement was made earlier today (15th).

The band issued the following statement:

“Dance Gavin Dance has always attempted to reconcile situations internally. But, after much consideration, we have as a collective decided to say farewell to our long time member and friend, Tilian. We wish him luck, along with our support and respect for his future endeavors in music and life.

We thank him for his years of friendship and contribution during his time in Dance Gavin Dance. As people grow and change, creative differences can arise and life paths and goals may no longer align.

We want to thank you for your support over the past two decades. We are truly grateful that we can continue to play music as a career and we are excited to move forward with this new era for the band.

Will, Matt, Jon, and Andrew“

Pearson adds:

“I had an absolute blast making songs and albums with this group of unbelievably talented dudes for the past 12 years.

We had a truly unique connection with one of the most dynamic fan bases out there. I have nothing but gratitude for the lush and enigmatic experience we all got to share together in this era of Dance Gavin Dance.

In more recent years, we were lucky enough to build relationships with the outstanding men and women that joined our touring crew. They were instrumental in making our shows larger than life, and I’ll always cherish their part in what we were able to create.

Now it’s time for a new chapter. I will be focusing on making new music on a different canvas. I’m currently in the studio perfecting a new Tilian album and will be playing live shows to support it later this year.

I know the future will hold new collaborations and new projects, so I hope that any of you I’ve connected with musically or poetically will lend your ears to the next melodic alchemy I intend on cooking up.

Eternally thankful,


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