Dance Gavin Dance Discuss Jonny Craig

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 21, 2011

Dance Gavin Dance shocked fans recently with the announcement of their hiatus as well as with the arrest of their frontman Jonny Craig. In a recent interview Will Swan discussed the future of the band, and their relationship will Craig. Check out a snippet of the interview talking about trying to get Craig help, and what’s next for the band by clicking “Read More”.

How had Jonny been doing prior to this setback?

We tried multiple times to get him to agree to rehab. After Warped Tour we gave him the option of going to a rehab facility for at least a month at no cost to him. He wouldn’t go. We didn’t see much of him for a few weeks and when we did, he seemed to be getting worse and worse. After our show at Sacramentio State last week, we realized he wasn’t going to get off the drugs while being in DGD. We didn’t want to completely cut him off though, so we decided to go on hiatus until he could clean himself up.

Obviously this is a disappointing hurdle, as no band ever wants to have to cancel a tour for any reason, let alone over something like this. How does the band plan to move forward? Do you expect to come back from this hiatus?

I hope the best for Jonny. Hardcore drug addiction is no joke or reason for ridicule. If Jonny can put this problem behind him, we’d be glad to come back stronger than ever. Until that happens DGD will stay on hiatus.

If there is a future for Dance Gavin Dance, how does Jonny Craig fit into it?

We’re not replacing him. He’s always got a place in DGD.

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