Dance Gavin Dance Bassist Tim Feerick Has Died

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Dance Gavin Dance bassist Tim Feerick has passed away. It is reported that he passed away the night of April 13th.

News of the Dance Gavin Dance bassist’s death comes from the band’s social media accounts, where they provided the following statement:

“We are absolutely devastated to share the news that our friend and bass player, Tim Feerick, passed away last night. We ask that you respect our privacy and that of Tim’s family while we deal with this heartbreaking and untimely loss. We will share further updates on Swanfest and our upcoming touring schedule as soon as we have them.”

At the time of this writing, there is no statement regarding a cause of death.

The post-hardcore, experimental rock outfit formed in 2005, their debut release being that of their 2006 EP Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean. Tim Feerick played in Dance Gavin Dance from 2009 to 2010, but then returned in 2012. Tim Feerick took part in creating the following albums with the band: Acceptance Speech (2013), Instant Gratification (2015), Mothership (2016), and the band’s latest studio album, 2020’s Afterburner.

This past March, the band had released a new single called “Syngery,” which featured Rob Damiani of English rock band Don Broco. The song serves as a single off the band’s upcoming 10th studio album, which the band have been in the process of creating.

Later this month, the band were about to kick off a headlining tour where they would be accompanied by Memphis May Fire, Volumes, and Moontooth. Later this year, the band were to head out on a massive North American tour supporting that of Coheed and Cambria.

Per the statement provided by Dance Gavin Dance, the band will keep fans updated on any news as it arrives.

Rest in peace Tim. Our hearts and love go out to Tim’s family, loved ones, and the band.


Words by: Michael Pementel