Dance Gavin Dance have welcomed Tilian Pearson again to the band after the vocalist departed this summer time amid sexual assault allegations.
The primary allegations towards Pearson emerged in early June, when a girl claimed on Reddit that she’d been “preyed upon” by the singer throughout a number of interactions. Pearson responded to her allegations straight, writing in a press release of his personal that “each sexual act was purely consensual”.
One other Reddit person, nevertheless, claimed shortly afterwards that Pearson had compelled her into intercourse. He subsequently said that he felt their encounter to be “a consensual expertise” and claimed he would “be getting into an intensive remedy program to handle this situation head on”.
Quite a few different allegations got here to mild on social media round that point, with Dance Gavin Dance sharing a press release on June 3 through which they confirmed Pearson can be “stepping away from the band”.
Later, the group had been faraway from the Coheed And Cambria tour the place they had been because of seem because the assist act.
Now, as Consequence studies, Dance Gavin Dance have posted a press release on-line to announce that Pearson has returned to the fold. They started the message by alluding to the dying of their bassist, Tim Feerick, in April. “If the previous yr has taught us something, it’s that everybody handles grief in a different way, and Tilian is not any exception,” the submit reads.
“When Tilian opened as much as us about his substance abuse drawback that had spiraled in current months, all of us agreed that he wanted time to reset his life to keep away from the tragic destiny of so many artists earlier than him.”
DGD continued: “We’re a resilient group who has at all times believed in redemption, and we’ve got seen the laborious work that Tilian has been doing to handle and overcome a difficulty that has plagued him for years.
“That’s why we’re welcoming him again to the band. We’re pleased with his progress and we look ahead to seeing all of you on the highway subsequent yr.”
In a separate assertion, Pearson stated the lack of Feerick had “despatched [him] down a self-destructive path” however he as soon as once more denied any wrongdoing with regard to sexual assault.
“I’ve spent the previous few months in a rehab program for alcohol alongside an intensive collection of remedy periods to reassess my life and the way I wish to stay it,” the singer wrote.
“It grew to become clear to me and my bandmates that that is what needed to occur for me to proceed with the group, and I’ll at all times respect their understanding, assist, and the time that they’ve given me to get my life collectively.”
He went on: “I hate the ability that I’ve allowed alcohol to have over my life. I wish to apologise to the band and all the followers of Dance Gavin Dance and guarantee you that my errors are purely my very own and may by no means be a mirrored image on the opposite members.
“It’s additionally essential for me to handle one thing that has been twisted and misrepresented throughout my absence from the band. The work I’ve accomplished on myself and my substance abuse points has nothing to do with any type of sexual misconduct. I’ve by no means had intercourse or any type of intimate relationship with out the consent of a accomplice.”
Pearson concluded: “I hope this clears up the occasions of the previous couple of months, and I’m excited to reunite with the band and see you all on the highway in 2023.”
Dance Gavin Dance launched their tenth studio album ‘Jackpot Juicer’ in July, and toured the file over the summer time. Former member Kurt Travis changed Tilian Pearson for these exhibits.