INTERVIEW: Jonny Craig Exposed – The Drugs, The Sex, The Scams

“It’s sketchy back here,” says Jonny Craig as he steps out of his van to scope the dark alley. We’re in the middle of California’s High Desert in a narrow loading dock behind the venue that stretches nearly a football field long. Aside from faint lights glimmering by the old train tracks a couple hundred feet away, everything is pitch black, and cold winds are nearing 40 mph. “Can I get a rundown of these questions?” he asks in a paranoid tone, suspicious of our release form. “I don’t sign just anything.”


Jonny Craig Kicked Out of Emarosa

Emarosa frontman Jonny Craig has been kicked out of the band, reports Alternative Press.

In February, Craig checked into a detox treatment facility in North Hollywood, CA, just weeks prior to Dance Gavin Dance’s US tour, and a week after his MacBook scam went public.

“My state of mind was completely shot and obviously my decision making skills were heavily impaired due to my drug use,” Craig said in a statement regarding the MacBook scam.

In an exclusive Ryan’s Rock Show interview, Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Will Swan admitted that Craig has a history of stealing from band members.

Emarosa has yet to announce a replacement vocalist. Former Tides Of Man vocalist Tilian Pearson filled in for Craig during his time spent in detox.


Jonny Craig Checks Into Detox, Rise Records to Reimburse MacBook Scam Victims

Dance Gavin Dance/Emarosa frontman Jonny Craig has checked into a detox treatment facility in North Hollywood, CA, a week after his MacBook scam went public.

Rise Records and Artery Management issued a public apology in regards to Craig’s MacBook scam, and will reimburse the victims for their financial losses.

“[Craig’s] addiction needed immediate attention and with the help from MusiCares, we were able to make it happen,” commented Rise Records’ Craig Ericson and the Artery Foundation’s Eric Rushing in a statement. “Rise Records and Artery Management will reimburse all people who Jonny took advantage of financially. No one will be getting ripped off and we’d all like to issue a public apology to anyone who had been taken advantage of.”

Former Tides of Man frontman Tilian Pearson will fill-in for Craig on Emarosa’a current run with Chiodos. Dance Gavin Dance’s upcoming US trek is expected to go on as planned.

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Chiodos, Emarosa Tour Dates Revealed

Chiodos and Emarosa will co-headline a run with Go Radio and Decoder. Dates follow:

Feb 15 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Feb 16 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Feb 17 Pompano Beach, FL @ Rocketown
Feb 18 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
Feb 19 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
Feb 20 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb 22 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Feb 23 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Feb 25 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance/Loft
Feb 26 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheelz
Feb 27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
Mar 01 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Mar 02 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Mar 03 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
Mar 04 Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
Mar 05 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre

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‘AP Tour Fall’ Tour Dates Revealed — Bring Me The Horizon, August Burns Red, Emarosa, Polar Bear Club

Tour dates for the “AP Tour Fall” with Bring Me The Horizon, August Burns Red, alongside Emarosa, Polar Bear Club, and This Is Hell are below.

Oct 13 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
Oct 14 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Oct 15 Sauget, IL @ Pops
Oct 16 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Oct 17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct 19 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
Oct 20 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
Oct 21 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Oct 22 Salt Lak City, UT @ In The Venue
Oct 24 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Oct 25 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Oct 27 San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
Oct 28 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
Oct 29 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
Oct 30 San Diego, CA @ Soma
Oct 31 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Nov 02 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Nov 04 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Nov 05 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Nov 06 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 07 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Nov 09 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Nov 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Nov 11 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
Nov 12 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 13 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Nov 14 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
Nov 16 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Nov 17 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Nov 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Nov 19 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Nov 20 Williamsville, NY @ Club Infinity
Nov 21 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
Nov 22 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Nov 24 New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
Nov 25 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Nov 26 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov 27 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Café
Nov 28 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues