Dance Gavin Dance Issue Statement About Future Plans Following Tim Feerick's Death

19 April 2022 | 9:13 am | Staff Writer
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Last week, Dance Gavin Dance's bassist Tim Feerick passed away. In what must be incredibly tough circumstances, the band have communicated with Tim's family and among themselves and made a statement about their plans going forward.

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It's been an incredibly difficult time for Dance Gavin Dance in the past few years, with their drummer Matt going through some issues and having a bad night on the drums, revealing underlying issues to the world that he had some addiction issues and taking some time out from the band to head to rehab. Last week, the band's bassist Tim Feerick passed away. They have now made a statement about their plans moving forward:

"This past week has been the most challenging time in Dance Gavin Dance's history. On Thursday, April 14th, we found out that we had lost Tim. While he was the bassist in the band, he was also our brother and best friend. Losing him is devastating. We were preparing to meet up this past weekend in Sacramento for a photoshoot and then rehearse this week ahead of Swanfest and the subsequent tour, when we heard the devastating news that he was no longer with us.

After the initial shock and sadness, it wasn't long after that we were faced with some challenging decisions about the immediate future and our upcoming plans. After many internal discussions with our team and, most importantly, Tim's family, we have decided to perform this year's Swanfest and do the subsequent tour in honor and dedication to Tim. We will also move ahead with the announcement of our forthcoming album, later this week.

The main factor of this decision came from knowing who Tim was as a person and what he would have wanted. We are confident that he would be very disappointed if we were to postpone or cancel these dates. We received further affirmation of this from Tim's parents, with their encouragement to perform these dates. In addition, music is our way of healing, and we, as the remaining members, desire to be together during this time and perform on stage to our fans the songs that he helped create. While no one can ever replace Tim or what he has brought to the band, we have asked Sergio Medina, a close friend to all of us and someone who has worked with Tim, to perform the bass duties for the upcoming shows.

We are planning a memorial to Tim at Swanfest, and the entire festival will be in dedication to him, as will all the following shows on the tour. We look forward to celebrating his life with the fans. While this is an immense tragedy for everyone that loved and respected Tim, he would want everyone to come out, be together and enjoy the music. RIP Tim.

Will, Matt, Jon, Tilian & Andrew
Dance Gavin Dance"

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