NewsAugust 25, 2023 9:25 AM ET27,250 views

Dance Gavin Dance's new single "The Ghost Of Billy Royalton" a tribute to late bassist Tim Feerick

Tim Feerick (Dance Gavin Dance)

Dance Gavin Dance have unveiled a new track titled "The Ghost Of Billy Royalton" just in time for their Jackpot Juicer Tour, which just began August 24 in Tempe, AZ. The band's desire to play this song live on the tour was cited as the reason for its release. 

The band shared:

We hope you enjoy this brand new track that we are releasing NOW because we wanted to perform it live for you on the Jackpot Juicer tour.

The video itself is an AI-generated affair and was made by the band's co-founder and guitarist Will Swan in tribute to late Dance Gavin Dance bassist Tim Feerick who passed away unexpectedly last year.

On the video, Swan mentions:

I made this video as a tribute to Tim just as the song is. I made sure to incorporate Jurassic park and Star Wars which were 2 of his favorite things. This is the kind of thing I would make and just share with him and my friends. But because he's not here, I'm sharing it with you all. 

Update: Here's a bonus video of the band performing the new song live:

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