Dance Gavin Dance bassist Tim Feerick instantly handed away final week. Now in a brand new assertion from Dance Gavin Dance, the band will proceed with their upcoming Swanfest and new album announcement with the blessing of Feerick‘s household. Royal Coda bassist Sergio Medina will fill in for Feerick for all Dance Gavin Dance‘s upcoming reveals.
As all the time, we want Dance Gavin Dance and all their household and pals one of the best right now. Swanfest is scheduled for April 23 in Sacrament, CA. Study extra concerning the pageant right here.
“This previous week has been essentially the most difficult time in Dance Gavin Dance‘s historical past. On Thursday, April 14th, we came upon that we had misplaced Tim. Whereas he was the bassist within the band, he was additionally our brother and greatest pal. Dropping him is devastating. We have been getting ready to satisfy up this previous weekend in Sacramento for a photoshoot after which rehearse this week forward of Swanfest and the following tour, after we heard the devastating information that he was not with us.
“After the preliminary shock and unhappiness, it wasn’t lengthy after that we have been confronted with some difficult choices concerning the speedy future and our upcoming plans. After many inside discussions with our staff and, most significantly, Tim‘s household, we now have determined to carry out this 12 months’s Swanfest and do the following tour in honor and dedication to Tim. We will even transfer forward with the announcement of our forthcoming album, later this week.
“The principle issue of this resolution got here from realizing who Tim was as an individual and what he would have wished. We’re assured that he can be very upset if we have been to postpone or cancel these dates. We obtained additional affirmation of this from Tim‘s dad and mom, with their encouragement to carry out these dates. As well as, music is our method of therapeutic, and we, because the remaining members, want to be collectively throughout this time and carry out on stage to our followers the songs that he helped create. Whereas nobody can ever substitute Tim or what he has dropped at the band, we now have requested Sergio Medina, an in depth pal to all of us and somebody who has labored with Tim, to carry out the bass duties for the upcoming reveals.
“We’re planning a memorial to Tim at Swanfest, and the whole pageant shall be in dedication to him, as will all the next reveals on the tour. We sit up for celebrating his life with the followers. Whereas that is an immense tragedy for everybody that liked and revered Tim, he would need everybody to come back out, be collectively and benefit from the music. RIP Tim.”
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