The shows are booked, the instruments are tuned. If we are to survive all ten days, we'll need a way to earn some gas money.
We, The Downstrokes, are a punk band based in Seattle, WA. We have a strong following that we are ready to expand. With our new drummer and new album, we are ready to set the west coast on fire with our music. We just need a little help getting there.
We are going on tour in August. Everything is booked, the van is in top shape, the instruments are tuned, and we are practiced.
It may surprise you to learn that punk rock does not pay. We are not just begging for cash. Instead, we want to make an appealing selection of merchandise that we can take on the road with us and sell to pay for our expenses (like gas). Any little bit helps, and by helping us reach our goal, you get first dibs on what we make.
We are extremely excited about the prospect of a 10 day tour. With our brand new CD all set to hit your speakers, we know exactly what we are going to do and how to do it with style. This tour will allow us to expand our fan base and stretch the reach of Seattle music. Hey, we might even make some friends along the way.
Even if you don't pledge, just sharing this Kickstarter campaign on your Facebook profile, or telling your friends about our music could help push us over the top of our goal.
Where will the money go? Most will be allocated towards getting our merchandise printed and ready to go. We will be printing tee shirts, stickers, bottle-opener key-chains, CDs with covers designed by Ike and Keith, and even cassettes with download codes on them. For most of these things, we can get a pretty good deal, so our goal will go a long way. Anything past our goal will either go towards more and better merchandise, or Gas and food money while we are on tour.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 9, 2012 - Aug 8, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Public thank you on our Facebook pageEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Public thank you on the Facebook page, free song download and a Downstrokes bottle opener.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Signed physical copy of the CD and a Downstrokes sticker.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Signed physical copy of the CD plus free entry for 2 into one of our shows, and a Downstrokes bottle opener.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Signed physical copy of the CD, free entry for 2 into one of our shows, a tee shirt for each of you, a Downstrokes bottle opener and sticker.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Everything at the $50 level plus we will write a song in The Downstrokes style about anything you want, and post it online with a dedication to you.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Everything at the $100 level, plus we will play your house party, or whatever party you specify, within 150 miles of Seattle.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $350 or more
1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
Ricky, Josh or Nick will draw straws to get a tattoo of your name, before tour, with video proof. (Ike won't do it for this level)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Everything at the $300 level plus Ricky or Josh's pick guard from tour (signed by the band), a pair of Ike's sticks from tour, and one of Nick's tee shirts from tour.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Everything at the $300 level, plus Josh's first guitar, signed by the band.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
The Downstrokes will get tattoos of your name, with video proof, before the tour. Also a signed copy of the CD.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012