Coheed and Cambria opening band removed from tour following sexual assault allegations against singer

Dance Gavin Dance’s Tilian Pearson; Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

The band Dance Gavin Dance will no longer be on the bill for Coheed and Cambria‘s upcoming A Window of the Waking Mind tour.

The news comes after Dance Gavin Dance vocalist Tilian Pearson was accused of sexual assault in a post made to Reddit last week. Pearson later posted his own statement, acknowledging he had a “brief relationship” with the person who made the post, but maintained that “every sexual act was purely consensual.” Following Pearson’s statement, another person posted to Reddit with allegations of sexual misconduct.

Last Friday, Dance Gavin Dance announced that Pearson “was stepping away from the band in order to seek professional help,” while adding that the remaining members still planned to play “all currently scheduled tours.” However, in a statement Tuesday evening, Coheed announced that DGD had been removed from the A Window of the Waking Mind bill.

“After much internal conversation and consideration we have decided to replace Dance Gavin Dance on the A Window of the Waking Mind tour,” Coheed writes. “We wish them healing and strength.”

A replacement opener will be announced “in the coming days.”

The A Window of the Waking Mind tour launches July 12 in Miami. Coheed will be supporting their upcoming new album Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind, due out June 24.

For anyone affected by abuse and needing support, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474.

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