DANCE GAVIN DANCE Rejoined By Vocalist TILIAN PEARSON
Dance Gavin Dance parted methods with vocalist Tilian Pearson earlier this yr after allegations of sexual misconduct. In response to a brand new assertion printed by Dance Gavin Dance, the band has reunited with Pearson saying he is put within the work to handle his points. It is also value noting that the grief referenced within the under assertion is coping with the passing of bassist Tim Feerick in April.
“If the previous yr has taught us something, it is that everybody handles grief otherwise, and Tilian isn’t any exception. When Tilian opened as much as us about his substance abuse downside that had spiraled in current months, all of us agreed that he wanted time to reset his life to keep away from the tragic destiny of so many artists earlier than him.
“We’re a resilient group who has at all times believed in redemption, and now we have seen the arduous work that Tilian has been doing to handle and overcome a difficulty that has plagued him for years. That is why we’re welcoming him again to the band. We’re pleased with his progress and we sit up for seeing all of you on the street subsequent yr.”
Pearson has additionally issued his personal assertion, saying he is gotten the assistance he wants over the previous few months. Pearson additionally denies any allegations towards him detailing sexual abuse.
“I needed to replace everybody on what has been occurring throughout my time away from Dance Gavin Dance. When the band was coping with the tragic lack of certainly one of our brothers, it may have introduced us collectively, however as an alternative, it despatched me down a self-destructive path.
“I’ve spent the previous few months in a rehab program for alcohol alongside an intensive collection of remedy classes to reassess my life and the way I need to stay it. It grew to become clear to me and my bandmates that that is what needed to occur for me to proceed with the group, and I’ll at all times admire their understanding, help, and the time that they’ve given me to get my life collectively.
“I hate the ability that I’ve allowed alcohol to have over my life. I need to apologize to the band and the entire followers of Dance Gavin Dance and guarantee you that my errors are purely my very own and will by no means be a mirrored image on the opposite members.
“It is also necessary for me to handle one thing that has been twisted and misrepresented throughout my absence from the band. The work I’ve executed on myself and my substance abuse points has nothing to do with any type of sexual misconduct. I’ve by no means had intercourse or any type of intimate relationship with out the consent of a associate.
“I hope this clears up the occasions of the previous couple of months, and I am excited to reunite with the band and see all of you on the street in 2023.”
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