Dance Gavin Dance rules Billboard‘s rock album charts with its new album Jackpot Juicer, which debuts atop the rankings dated Aug. 13.
In the July 29-Aug. 4 tracking week, the set started with 34,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Luminate, with 26,000 via album sales.
The LP is the band’s third No. 1 on Top Hard Rock Albums, all earned in consecutive appearances, following the one-week rules of Artificial Selection in 2018 and Afterburner in 2020. The new release is the second No. 1 for the band on Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums, after Artificial Selection.
On the all-genre Billboard 200, Jackpot Juicer debuts at No. 8, becoming the band’s first top 10 with its 11th entry. The group, which formed in Sacramento, Calif., in 2005, first hit the chart with its self-titled LP in 2008 (No. 172) and logged its previous high with 2016’s Mothership, which debuted and peaked at No. 13.
Concurrently, five songs from the new album place on the Hot Hard Rock Songs chart, led by “Feels Bad Man,” which starts at No. 16 with 795,000 official U.S. streams. It’s followed by “Cream of the Crop” (No. 19; 764,000 streams), “Die Another Day” (No. 20; 756,000), “Synergy,” featuring Rob Damiani (No. 23; 703,000) and “For the Jeers” (No. 24; 672,000).
The album is Dance Gavin Dance’s first since vocalist Tilian Pearson stepped away from the band following allegations of sexual misconduct. Pearson performs on the album, but Kurt Travis has since joined the group as a touring vocalist.