Dance Gavin Dance singer Tilian Pearson taking break from band to 'seek professional help'
In the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against Dance Gavin Dance vocalist Tilian Pearson, the group has announced that Pearson will be "stepping away from the band in order to seek professional help." Dance Gavin Dance will still play all of their upcoming tours and release their new album as scheduled.
The band's statement reads as follows:
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 people to please be as understanding as possible while everyone works through this.
We appreciate you always.