Dance Gavin Dance’s Swanfest 2022 to feature Animals as Leaders, Knocked Loose, more

Swanfest, the one-day festival headlined and curated by Dance Gavin Dance, has announced the lineup for the rescheduled event taking place Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Heart Health Park in the band’s hometown of Sacramento, California.

In addition to headliner Dance Gavin Dance, Swanfest 2022 will feature Animals as Leaders, Knocked Loose, Movements, Anthony Green, A Skylit Drive, Covet, Eidola, Fall of Troy, Fire from the Gods, Hail the Sun, Kublai Khan TX, Moon Tooth, Royal Coda, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Tillie, Veil of Maya and Volumes.

Tickets and VIP packages are on sale at DGDSwanfest.com.

Since its inception in 2005, Dance Gavin Dance has steadily built a huge cult following. Blending complex instrumentation with poppy choruses and aggressive screams, they have fathered an entire genre of its own characterized by a signature combination of elements of post-hardcore, math-rock, progressive-rock and post-rock. This has become named “Swancore” after the band’s virtuoso guitarist, Will Swan, and his record label, Blue Swan Records.

This was the inspiration for the first-ever Swanfest, which took place in 2019 at City National Grove of Anaheim. Headlined and curated by Dance Gavin Dance, the event was a sell-out success, with more than 7,000 fans in attendance.

Swanfest was due to return for a second year in 2020, bigger and better and this time in Dance Gavin Dance’s hometown of Sacramento, but the pandemic meant the event had to be called off.

“This is the best Swanfest we’ve had since Swanfest 1,” Jon Mess of Dance Gaving Dance said.

Swanfest will kick off Dance Gavin Dance’s previously announced spring 2022 tour that will see the band–joined by Memphis May Fire, Volumes and Moon Tooth–hit 18 cities to end in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 20. Tickets and VIP packages are available at dancegavindance.vip.

Dance Gavin Dance tour dates:

4/23 Swanfest — Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA
4/26 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
4/27 Boise, ID Revolution
4/29 Wichita, KS Cotillion
4/30 Omaha, NE The Admiral
5/1 Des Moines, IA Val Air
5/3 Ft Wayne, IN Pierre’s
5/4 Cleveland, OH Agora
5/6 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
5/7 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom @ The Rave
5/9 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
5/10 Albany, NY Empire Live
5/11 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
5/13 Richmond, VA The National
5/14 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
5/15 Columbia, SC The Senate
5/17 Ponte Vedra, FL Concert Hall
5/19 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Auditorium
5/20 Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnaces

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