As a result of recent allegations of sexual misconduct, Dance Gavin Dance announced that vocalist Tilian Pearson will be “stepping away” from the band to seek professional help.

In the last couple of days, two women have come forward with serious allegations against Pearson on Reddit, though the artist has denied the accusations.

Despite Pearson’s hiatus, the rest of the group revealed in a statement that they will still release their forthcoming album, Jackpot Juicer, in honor of the legacy of their late bassist Tim Feerick, who passed away in April at the age of 34.

“The recent allegations against Tilian are something we take very seriously, and we have been in deep discussion regarding the appropriate action,” the statement said. “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.”

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