NewsFebruary 8, 2012 1:44 PM ET17,456 views

Jonny Craig kicked out of band, still using drugs?

Problems seemingly continue for troubled vocalist Jonny Craig. As documented during the last day by or two by, not only is Jonny Craig apparently still using drugs, but he is reportedly in Canada avoiding a warrant for his arrest. The latest round of drama began when somebody claiming to personally know Craig posted details regarding his continued drug use, including recent photos of Craig using heroin. Furthermore, sources claim that Craig has been kicked out of Dance Gavin Dance and dropped from the Rise Records roster entirely. Additionally, AbsolutePunk now states that Kurt Travis (ex-Dance Gavin Dance) and Matt Geise (Lower Definition) will handle vocals for Dance Gavin Dance's forthcoming tour. For those keeping score at home, Craig was accused of scamming fans in February of 2011, checked into rehab later that month, was kicked out of Emarosa last April, and jailed on narcotics charges in October.
UPDATE: Dance Gavin Dance has issued the following statement, clearly indicating that Jonny Craig has NOT been kicked out of the band.
"As some of you have heard today, Jonny Craig will not be doing the upcoming tour with Dance Gavin Dance. Jonny is very sick right now, and needs to do what he can to get better. Being on the road is no place for someone in his position right now. He needs to focus on fixing himself. He has NOT been kicked out of Dance Gavin Dance, but we cannot tour with him in the current state he is in. We still want to continue being productive and playing music that we have so much passion for, which is why we decided to continue with the tour without Jonny. We love Jonny and we hope that Jonny can do what he can to get better, because we have done everything that we can to try to get him clean. "For this upcoming tour with A lot Like Birds, we will be joined by Kurt Travis and Matt Geise to fill in on vocals. We will be doing something that we've never done before, and thats preforming songs from all 4 full-lengths. For the time being, keep your eyes peeled and your ears piqued for new Secret Band music! See you all out on the road and make sure to come up and say hi to us at the merch table!"

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