A local Dallas, TX couple took “tying the knot” to a whole new level this weekend when they were married in the middle of the mosh pit at the sold-out Dance Gavin Dance show on Saturday night.
During the band’s performance of the couple’s favorite song “Count Bassy“, Hunter and Kayla, the happy couple, accompanied by an ordained minister, said their vows in the midst of the packed crowd of nearly 4000 people at the The Factory in Deep Ellum. Photographer, Zach Burns (@zachxburns on Instagram), happened to notice what was happening and captured the couple during their nuptials and then again as newly weds, just after the show.
When asked about their awesome choice of wedding backdrop, Hunter shared
“When we first started dating, I introduced Kayla to Dance Gavin Dance and she fell in love with them. Our favorite song is “Count Bassy” so we were hoping they would play it. When it started we freaked out and got our minister ready to go and we said “I do” to the chorus and it was perfect. Best night of our lives”
Dance Gavin Dance are in the midst of their mostly-sold-out Jackpot Juicer Tour which has 14 more dates left across the US. s ending in Detroit at the Masonic Temple Theatre on October 4th. Fans can also see Dance Gavin Dance at upcoming US festivals, including the band’s very own one-day festival, Swanfest, on October 1st. This year’s Swanfest marks the first ever East Coast edition, which will feature a special extended set from the band as well as performances from Periphery, Set It Off, SiM, Rain City Drive, Stolas, Within Destruction, Body Thief and Dwellings. Full 2023 routing below, remaining tickets available HERE
w/ SiM, Rain City Drive, and Within Destruction
*Non Live Nation date
September 12 || Fort Lauderdale, FL || Revolution Live at the Backyard
September 13 || Orlando, FL || Hard Rock Live
September 15 || Nashville, TN || Wildhorse Saloon*
September 16 || Atlanta, GA || Coca-Cola Roxy
September 18 || Raleigh, NC || The Ritz
September 19 || Silver Spring, MD || The Fillmore
September 21 || Chicago, IL || Radius*
September 25 || Cleveland, OH || Agora Theatre*
September 27 || Boston, MA || MGM Music Hall at Fenway
September 29 || New York, NY || The Rooftop at Pier 17
September 30 || Asbury Park, NJ || Stone Pony Summer Stage
October 3 || Pittsburgh, PA || Stage AE*+
October 4 || Detroit, MI || Masonic Temple Theatre*+
FALL FESTIVAL DATES
September 22 || Louisville, KY || Louder Than Life
October 6 || Sacramento, CA || Aftershock
October 1 || Philadelphia, PA || Mann Center
Dance Gavin Dance also recently surprise-dropped new single The Ghost of Billy Royalton , a tribute to their beloved, late bassist, Tim Feerick. The new track has served as a rapturous and emotional set opener for the Jackpot Juicer tour.
About Dance Gavin Dance
Rejecting tired formulas at every step, Dance Gavin Dance merge progressive rock and post-hardcore with thick groove, brilliantly combining experimental music with hooks and a warped sense of humor. The group has amassed over 1.6 billion global streams, and 1.4 million album equivalent units sold across their catalog in the US alone. With hundreds of thousands of rabid fans engaged with Dance Gavin Dance on socials and their very own festival event, Swanfest, which sold out both its inaugural edition in 2019 and its triumphant, post-pandemic return in 2022 in the band’s hometown of Sacramento last April and is now set to hit the East Coast for the first time, it all amounts to a full force band facing a mainstream that has overlooked them for too long.
As the undeniable statistics keep mounting up, the fact becomes more and more clear that Dance Gavin Dance are becoming one of this generation’s most popular and enduring forces from the world of heavy music. As Pollstar put it “Sacramento, Calif.-based Dance Gavin Dance is not just any band.”