Chart topping post-hardcore outfit, Dance Gavin Dance, today announced a very special “An Evening With Friends Tour” with support from Royal Coda and Body Thief. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will see Dance Gavin Dance play 21 intimate shows across the country, featuring setlists comprised of fan favourites, rarely played deep cuts and new songs from the band’s upcoming album, ‘Jackpot Juicer’ (out July 29th via Rise Records). Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on Thursday, June 30th at DanceGavinDanceBand.com.
The very special tour will also provide fans with a unique Dance Gavin Dance line-up. Guitarist Andrew Wells will be taking centre stage to take over clean singing duties, Marc Okubo of Veil of Maya will be stepping in to cover Andrew’s guitar duties and the band will be joined by former Dance Gavin Dance frontman and frontman of Royal Coda, Kurt Travis, for select songs.
Speaking on today’s announcement, Dance Gavin Dance Drummer, Matt Mingus shares:
“We are very pleased to announce our exciting and intimate headlining tour, ‘An Evening With Friends.’
Last month, unfortunately, and not by our choice, we were made aware that we could not perform on the summer tour we had been looking forward to for the past year. We were lucky enough to get the support from our partners to help curate a last-minute headline tour hitting most of the cities we already planned on performing in.
It’s yet another obstacle put in our way that we are willing and able to overcome. While change can sometimes be challenging to adapt to, we are optimistic and looking towards the future with our heads held high and a fantastic new album to celebrate. We look forward to seeing you this summer.”
The 21-date trek starts on July 26th with a very special, intimate show at the infamous Sunset Strip venue, The Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA, which was previously announced and sold out in less than 3 minutes (with a portion of the show proceeds going towards Musicares). The ‘An Evening With Friends’ tour will wrap on August 24th in San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore.