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Tilian Pearson To Step Away From Dance Gavin Dance And Seek Professional Help Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations


In light of the recent allegations of sexual misconduct that were put forward against their vocalist Tilian Pearson, Dance Gavin Dance have announced that Pearson will be stepping away from the band in order to seek professional help. At least two women came forward against Pearson with disturbing allegations via Reddit in recent days. Pearson denied the initial accusation made against him.

In a statement shared today, June 03rd, Dance Gavin Dance commented on the situation:

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“The recent allegations against Tilian are something we take very seriously, and we have been in deep discussion regarding the appropriate action.

Effective immediately, Tilian will be stepping away from the band in order to seek professional help.

Jon, Will, Matt and Andrew will continue on with all currently scheduled tours. The band will also be proceeding with the release of Jackpot Juicer as planned.

We all worked incredibly hard on this album, and it is also the last recorded body of work from Tim — we want to be sure we give it the full release attention that it deserves to honor his legacy.

We know that this is a very upsetting and trying situation for all those affected, and we ask to please be as understanding as possible while everyone works through this.

We appreciate you always.

Matt, Will, Jon, and Andrew

The group’s next studio album “Jackpot Juicer” is scheduled for a July 29th release on Rise Records. As stated by the band, it marks their final recorded output with their bassist Tim Feerick, who died this past April.

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