MarchFourth needs a newer bus! Help our band of 20-odd merry-makers get to your town safely and efficiently <3
The MarchFourth Bus Project
Your favorite intergalactic marching band, MarchFourth, needs a new space ship! Our beloved bus, Razzle Dazzle, is getting old and she ain't what she used to be. Razzle's not very gas efficient and spews more exhaust than we'd like to admit... and she broke down three times last year! (though amazingly we never missed a gig =) Without a reliable ride, we can't get to your town to rock your face off.
We've got our eye on Razzle 2.0, but it won't come cheap. We need YOUR love and support. We want nothing more than to continue zig-zagging around this beautiful continent, leaving a wake of biodegradable glitter and joy, for years to come. Wouldn't you like that too?
If that's not enough, we are offering some AWESOME incentives to those who back us. Git some. Every supporter over the $10 level will be immortalized on a plaque on our new bus. Thanks in advance and Joy Now! We love you...
Watch the M4 Razzle Dazzle Webisodes
Join us on the road for a tour across the country...
Wanna know more about MarchFourth's experience on the road with Razzle Dazzle? Check out the official M4 YouTube Channel and dig all 35 of the Trail Mix: A Life with Razzle Dazzle (HD) webisodes. From Seattle to New York and everything in between, the Trail Mix playlist chronicles the last 10 months of the band's break neck touring schedule. Vicariously hang out with some of your favorite M4 members in comical behind-the-scenes moments as we dart around the United States and Canada. Kick it all off with a pre-show Razzle break down in Casa Grande, AZ last March. Push play!
We collectively refer to Razzle as our "home away from home," a retreat from the rigors of rocking night after night. Simply put, our bus is what makes us a functional operation. It's plain and simple: there isn't a next gig without a solid vehicle to safely and reliably transport MarchFourth to the show. Every donation - no matter how big or small - goes a long way to keep this band spreading the kind of love that we know is needed out there. We really need your support...
They Couldn't Agree More!
This ain't no virtual campaign, we're takin' it straight to the People! We routinely film our travels with Razzle and report back our findings from the road. Bear witness to the roaring M4 shows last weekend in Bend and Eugene, OR...
9 Years, Baby...
We may now be 9 years old, but the new material we're putting together for you is even better than ever. Like Jen and Jason's new "Heely" dance piece from the recent anniversary show, for example. It's pure Portland talent and it's ready for export! Please consider a donation to the Razzle Dazzle 2.0 campaign. We love you!
Q: Is there any chance that the t-shirt at the $50 donation level can be done in a woman's cut? I'm 5'0" so even a size small for a standard cut t-shirt makes a better nightgown than t-shirt, but I'd love to wear it around town!
A: YES! The Magnificent Beast t-shirt comes in men's and women's cuts in all sizes. All shirts are 100% cotton, in black. We will contact you when we've met our goal at the end of the campaign to get your t-shirt preference and mailing address.
YES! Contact us here or send an email to email@example.com and we can make other arrangements.
When's the Hometown Hero show? I'm from Portland and I love you guys, but I want to make sure I can make it to the show before I select that incentive.
The show is scheduled for April 19 at the Star Theater. The venue only admits adults 21 and over (sorry kids!).
Q: Is it possible to give an incentive as a gift? I think my cousin would really love the VINYL LOVER'S incentive and I'd like to have it sent to him. How does that work?A: YES! We will contact you when we've met our goal at the end of the campaign to get the mailing address, so feel free to provide an address for whomever you'd like to receive the gift.
A: No. We won't be fulfilling any incentives until AFTER we reach our goal in March. At that point we will contact you for your list of three songs, then we'll have some time to learn one before we tour to your town.
A: No. But, it does have to be some kind of school or progressive organization doing something positive and uplifting for the world at large. Please send us a message to make sure your organization qualifies.
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Jan 15, 2012 - Mar 8, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
NAME DROP: Get your name on our bus! Be included in the honorary plaque of supporters who help fund Razzle Dazzle 2.0. Your name will be admired by members of MarchFourth for years to come.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $20 or more
M4 CD OF YOUR CHOICE: Pick one of the following CDs: our first self-titled CD *or* Live *or* Rise Up *or* Magnificent Beast.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $25 or more
88 backers Limited (212 of 300 left)
HOMETOWN HEROES PORTLAND SHOW: Get on the list for a FREE invite-only kickstarter show in Portland (sometime after our big birthday shows at the Crystal Ballroom on 3/4/12). The ONLY way to get in to this show is to donate to this Kickstarter campaign. Location, age restrictions and date, TBA. If we have our new bus by then, we'll park it out front and let you come in and check it out!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $29 or more
24 backers Limited (1 of 25 left)
LEAP-DAY DOUBLE: All pledges made at this level on Feb 29 will be doubled by a generous fan. PLUS We'll send you a postcard from the road with a Haiku written just for you.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $34 or more
93 backers Limited (107 of 200 left)
BE A VIP: Get on the guest list at a show when we're on tour. Plus we’ll schedule a time before the show to give you a personal guided tour of our new bus. Some restrictions may apply (Portland shows and festivals not included).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
98 backers Limited (2 of 100 left)
(2 TIX) HOMETOWN HEROES PORTLAND SHOW: You and a friend get on the list for a FREE invite-only kickstarter show in Portland (sometime after our big birthday shows at the Crystal Ballroom on 3/4/12). The ONLY way to get in to this show is to donate to this Kickstarter campaign. Location, age restrictions and date, TBA. If we have our new bus by then, we'll park it out front and let you come in and check it out!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $50 or more
90 backers All gone!
MAGNIFICENT BEAST BUNDLE: Get a signed copy of the new "Magnificent Beast" CD and a Magnificent Beast t-shirt (with a limited edition image on the back that's just for our kickstarter supporters).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $80 or more
VINYL LOVER'S SPECIAL: Get the new album, Magnificent Beast, ON VINYL, autographed by all the M4 musicians who recorded on the album. We'll even throw in some stickers and other cool M4 goodies. (+Get on the guest list at a show in your town--restrictions may apply).Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $80 or more
40 backers All gone!
MAGNIFICENT BEAST BUNDLE + BE A VIP (see descriptions above)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $175 or more
CHOOSE A SONG FOR M4 TO PLAY! Give us a list of your three favorite songs and we’ll learn one of them and play it at a show in a town near you (limited to one kickstarter song per show). Plus we'll put you and a friend on the guest list for the show.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
BAND MEMBER PORTRAITS: A $500 pledge gets you an 11x14 fine art B&W print by photographer and band portraitist andy BATT. He has been capturing striking photos of M4 performers for the last several years. (Click http://www.andybatt.com/#/LATEST%20COMMISSIONS/MarchFourthPortraits/1/ to see the images!)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
BAND-MADE ART OF YOUR CHOICE: (A) Have a custom M4 costume made just for you by members of the band. Wear it to one of our shows and we'll probably invite you up on stage. **OR** (B) One-of-a-kind metal sculpture by drummer Richard Cawley (who also makes metal M4 jewelry and the drum harnesses). Peek at his work: www.richartsculpture.comEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
BAND MEMBER PORTRAITS: A $1000 pledge gets you a 16x20 fine art B&W print by photographer and band portraitist andy BATT. He has been capturing striking photos of M4 performers for the last several years. (Click http://www.andybatt.com/#/LATEST%20COMMISSIONS/MarchFourthPortraits/1/ to see the images!)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
2 backers Limited (2 of 4 left)
JOY NOW SHOW: MarchFourth will play a short set for your school, educational program, or non-profit organization. (Limited to locations/dates where the band is already planning to be.)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
BAND MEMBER PORTRAITS: A $2000 pledge gets you a tryptic 16X20 fine art B&W print (of your favorite performer or performers--up to 3) by photographer and band portraitist andy BATT. He has been capturing striking photos of M4 performers for the last several years. (Click http://www.andybatt.com/#/LATEST%20COMMISSIONS/MarchFourthPortraits/1/ to see the images!)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $3,434 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
YOUR CHOICE: (A) VIP 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW PACKAGE OR (B) VIP SUMMER FESTIVAL PACKAGE. (A) 2 tickets to M4's show in Portland on March 4, 2013, 2 backstage passes, 2 airline tickets from major airports in the lower 48 only, and a hotel room on the night of March 4, 2013 (the band’s 10th anniversary). We’ll dedicate a song to you and you can join us on stage if you want to. ****OR**** (B) Be our guest at any summer festival M4 plays. We’ll fly you and a guest to the nearest airport, or pick you up on the way in, and get you in to the festival for free, plus you can camp with the band, get backstage passes, hospitality and more!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
PRIVATE SHOW: MarchFourth will perform at your event. Great idea for weddings, birthdays, and parties of all kinds! Plus, we'll show up in our NEW BUS and give you a personal tour of what we've done with it. (dates are subject to availability) *within the lower 48 states and parts of Canada only.Estimated delivery: May 2012