Dance Gavin Dance Announce Rescheduled 2021 Tour

Dance Gavin Dance are hoping the third time really is the charm when it comes to their North American tour with Animals As Leaders, Issues and Veil of Maya. The tour has already been postponed twice and now a new batch of 2021 dates have just been announced.

One change has been made from the originally-scheduled run, which was set to run from mid-March through late April this year. Royal Coda were first set to open each show and now they will no longer appear on the tour, with Wolf & Bear joining the bill in their place.

The 2021 dates will be held during the same March and April timeframe, making 33 stops in all with the final date, April 24, being the Swanfest event in California.

“It may come as no surprise, but we unfortunately need to postpone The Afterburner Tour and Swanfest until spring 2021,” said Dance Gavin Dance. “Current tickets will be valid for the newly announced dates. If you have further questions about your tickets please contact the original point of purchase. We are looking forward to seeing you next year! In the meantime, stay safe, and keep your eyes open for any DGD related activity.”

See the complete list of tour dates below.

As mentioned above, the tour is in support of Dance Gavin Dance’s latest record, Afterburner, which was released in April through streaming services only as the coronavirus pandemic delayed physical shipments. Remarkably, the album debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200, despite having no physical purchases to count toward the tally.

Dance Gavin Dance, Animals As Leaders, Issues, Veil of Maya + Wolf & Bear 2021 Tour Dates

March 11 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium
March 12 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
March 13 — Tempe, Ariz. @ The Marquee
March 15 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theater
March 17 — San Antonio, Texas @ Vibes Event Center
March 18 — Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory
March 19 — Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
March 22 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Criterion
March 23 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works
March 25 — Lake Buena Vista, Fla. @ House Of Blues
March 26 — St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live
March 27 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
March 28 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
March 30 — Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
March 31 — Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
April 01 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Franklin Music Hall
April 02 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Franklin Music Hall
April 03 — Boston, Mass. @ House Of Blues
April 04 — New York, N.Y. @ Hammerstein Ballroom
April 06 — Toronto, Ontario @ Rebel
April 07 — Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live!
April 08 — Detroit, Mich. @ Masonic Temple Theatre
April 09 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
April 10 — Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
April 12 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Ballroom
April 13 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Fillmore
April 14 — St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
April 16 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Arvest Bank Theatre
April 17 — Denver, Colo. @ Mission Ballroom
April 19 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Union Event Center
April 21 — Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Sodo
April 22 — Portland, Ore. @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
April 24 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Papa Murphy’s Park (Swanfest)

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Dance Gavin Dance Hit No. 14 on Top 200 Without Physical Sales

The coronavirus pandemic has uprooted a lot in the music industry — venue closures, tour and festival cancellations, delayed album releases — but that didn’t stop post hardcore’s dominant unit, Dance Gavin Dance, from charting at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200 without the help of any physical sales.

The band’s ninth full-length LP, Afterburner, dropped (via Rise Records) on streaming services April 24, however, due to production delays, the album’s physical release (vinyl, CDs, cassettes, you get it) was pushed back to July. That means any physical pre-orders were not counted toward the band’s first week sales numbers.

In addition to affecting first week numbers through physical copies, the pandemic obviously wreaked havoc on touring plans. The band were set to embark on a largely sold-out tour that was due to start in Los Angeles the same day the city went into lockdown.

They and all the support bands had already loaded into the Palladium in Hollywood for the sold-out show that night when the entire tour had to be canceled, including the band’s Swanfest festival (which has since be rescheduled for September). As might seem obvious, but still worth noting, live shows help bands sell physical copies of an album along with other merchandise.

Still, the band managed to pull big numbers from streaming with Afterburner. The album has hit 16.4 million streams to date.

In the end, Afterburner ended up receiving the equivalent of 23,211 album sales from streaming in its first week. The band’s previous highest first week was around 30,000 sales for 2018’s Artificial Selection.

In addition to hitting No. 14 on the Top 200 (the second highest charting new release for the week behind YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s 38 Baby 2, which hit No. 1), the album reached No. 1 on a number of charts, including Current Rock Albums and Current Hard Rock Albums and Current Alternative Albums.

Had things gone according to plan, it’s pretty evident this would have been DGD’s biggest release to date. So knowing the challenges, why keep the original release day?

Frontman Tilian Pearson says it all came down to faith in the band’s fanbase.

“We have an incredibly supportive fanbase, so we were confident that if we decided to give them the digital version of the album on the original release date, they would reward us,” Pearson shares with Loudwire. “They came through and beat our expectations. It’s a rare luxury to have fans that inspire us not only to make better music, but to consistently deliver. Hopefully our relationship will continue to flourish.“

If you want to learn more about the band, check out this podcast exploring how Dance Gavin Dance became one of the biggest bands among their peers.

Check out Afterburner, out now via Rise Records.

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