Dance Gavin Dance Bass Player Tim Feerick Has Died
Dance Gavin Dance are mourning the loss of their longtime bassist, Tim Feerick, who died overnight April 13–14, as the band revealed in a statement.
Feerick, who plays the bass guitar on Dance Gavin Dance's latest album, last year's Afterburner, had maintained membership in the group for the past decade after joining in 2009 but leaving the following year. He returned to the post-hardcore band in 2012, supplanting bassist Eric Lodge.
In addition to Afterburner, Feerick contributes to the Dance Gavin Dance efforts Artificial Selection (2018), Mothership (2016), Instant Gratification (2015) and Acceptance Speech (2013).
Dance Gavin Dance said on Thursday (April 14), "We are absolutely devastated to share the news that our friend and bass player, Tim Feerick, passed away last night."
They added, "We ask that you respect our privacy and that of Tim's family while we deal with this heartbreaking and untimely loss."
In response to a subsequent outpouring of fan support, Dance Gavin Dance vocalist Tilian Pearson replied, "I appreciate everyone who has reached out to me, so much. It actually really helps. The pain is unbearable but it gets better when someone wants to share it."
Dance Gavin Dance did not offer Feerick's cause of death or his age on Thursday. Regarding their upcoming tour dates, they said they would share updates "as soon as we have them." They're due to start a U.S. tour with Memphis May Fire this month.
See the group's statement below. Underneath, see some of Feerick's Dance Gavin Dance playthrough videos he shared on YouTube. Loudwire sends condolences to Feerick's family, friends and fans.