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Hear DANCE GAVIN DANCE kick off "new era" with 2 new songs

Guitarist Andrew Wells takes on clean vocals duties

Dance Gavin Dance have launched their next chapter, with a pair of new singles revealing that guitarist Andrew Wells has taken on clean vocals, following last month's exit of longtime singer Tillian Pearson.

The California post-hardcore experimentalists premiered "Speed Demon" and "Straight From the Heart" this morning (May 10th), explaining in a press release that both songs "encapsulate the full-throttle, no-holds-barred attitude the band's current lineup embodies."

"Dance Gavin Dance has seen the highest peaks and the lowest valleys and has persevered to deliver enigmatic and un-replicable music for nearly 19 years," Wells commented. "This new era of DGD provides an opportunity to break fresh ground in experimentation and collaboration while keeping the band's spirit thriving better than ever."

The introductory "Speed Demon" unrolls tech-heavy guitar melodies and a new, but familiar back-and-forth between screamer Jon Mess and the smoother-singing style of Wells. The guitarist had been a longtime touring guitarist for DGD before joining the band full-time in 2021.

As you can see up above, a twofer music video for both tracks follows a furry trying to ramp up socials engagement with TikTok dance moves, involves a biker gang ice cream party, and has Mess unsuccessfully trying to film a cooking show.

Dance Gavin Dance recently announced that they'll be heading out on Falling in Reverse's "The Popular Monstour II," which will also feature Tech N9ne and Black Veil Brides. The run of dates can be found below.

Dance Gavin Dance 2024 tour dates:
8/18 Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center
8/21 Airway Heights, WA - ECU Live at Northern Quest Amphitheater
8/22 Auburn, WA - White River Amp
8/23 Ridgefield, WA -RV Inn Styles Resort
8/25 Salt Lake City, UT - Utah First Credit Union Amphitheater
8/27 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amp
8/29 Irving, TX - Toyota Music Factory
8/30 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/1 Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amp
9/2 Charlotte, NC - Skyla Credit Union Amp
9/4 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amp
9/6 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
9/7 Scranton, PA - Montage Mountain
9/9 Boston, MA - Leaderbank Pavilion
9/10 Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/12 Burgettstown, PA - The Pavilion at Star Lake
9/13 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
9/15 Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery at Freedom Hill
9/16 Indianapolis, IN - Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park
9/17 Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion
9/20 Franklin, TN - FirstBank Amp
9/21 St Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amp
9/23 Denver, CO - The JunkYard
9/25 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater
9/26 Los Angeles, CA - Kia Forum


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