NewsSeptember 27, 2021 5:31 PM ET6,079 views

Dance Gavin Dance drummer exits tour to enter rehab for substance abuse

Dance Gavin Dance drummer and co-founder Matthew Mingus will depart the group's current tour to enter "an in-patient rehabilitation facility" as be battles "substance use issues."

Mingus was unable to complete the group's show in Detroit on Saturday night, prompting his drum tech to fill in for the remainder of the performance.

A statement from DGD reads as follows:

"Following the events that occurred at our Detroit show on Saturday, we wanted to share some further info with our fans. Matt is unfortunately battling with substance use issues. Matt, along with the band and our team, has decided that the best course of action is for him to immediately go to an in-patient rehabilitation facility to allow him to recover. Matt is and has always been an integral part of Dance Gavin Dance. He is our brother and his health and well-being will always be our first priority.

"Our drum tech, Dakota Sammons, will fill in, with Matt's blessing, for the rest of this tour. We can't wait to have Matt back, fit and healthy, on the road with us once he's made a full recovery.
"As everyone knows, the pandemic has been exceptionally hard on everyone, but especially on musicians and touring crews. Being back on the road and getting to share our music with our incredible fans once again after such a long period of emotional and financial uncertainty, has been such a gift. So many fans have reached out to us to tell us about the catharsis these 'Afterburner' shows have provided, following the incredibly trying 18 months we have all just endured. We all need this. Dance Gavin Dance are no strangers to adversity, but our incredible and unique connection we share with our fans means that we always prevail. This will be no different. We appreciate your love and support so much and we know you'll join us in sending Matt much love and wishes for a speedy recovery.

"See you at the next show."


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anonymous 322 days ago

Is he vaccinated?

anonymous 322 days ago

hopefully they all wear X's on their hands for the remaining dates

anonymous 322 days ago

What happened in Rock City???

timelordtwo 322 days ago

But are they vaccinated

anonymous 322 days ago

starting to think not just jonny craig is an enabling POS in this band

anonymous 322 days ago

Detox Gavin Detox

anonymous 322 days ago

He won't be dancing as much.

anonymous 322 days ago

The band is gay but I hope he competes his treatment and gets better

anonymous 322 days ago

Vaccine Gavin Covid

anonymous 321 days ago

Drink Gavin Drink

pastaman 321 days ago

lol good thing the drum tech has the drummer going into rehab's blessing to fill in

anonymous 321 days ago

Look a not even close to a rockstar is hooked on opioids

anonymous 321 days ago

That kid from boy meets world?

anonymous 321 days ago

Heroin is a great drug kids

anonymous 321 days ago

Imagine getting addicted to drugs.

evil_hero 320 days ago


anonymous 320 days ago

Does anyone know if he's been vaccinated???? Hello???

anonymous 319 days ago

YOU DO NOT RECOVER FROM ADDICTION you learn ways to cope with the illness.

anonymous 317 days ago

Relapse Gavin Relapse

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