Hitting the road and killing two birds with one stone. Shooting a video for our single and getting to see your beautiful faces!
Every artist has a story. Mine is quite unique! I left behind the comfort of a day job and the daily cubicle lifestyle for one that has been rich in human interaction and less about comfort.
Days before my father passed away suddenly from cancer I made a promise to him. I told him I would pursue our mutual dream of chasing the light that is a musical career. I took a gamble and quit my day job in 2010 and toured for the first time following that moment. I met some of the most amazing people on that trip and had that moment where I realized nothing felt more right than being on the road and performing for you.
It has been an amazing road I have been on and this is the biggest touring opportunity I have had to date. Reality is the road isn't a place that we can live on cheaply. With gas prices soaring the harsh reality is without a label behind you it can be a tough task to foot the bill without racking up significant debt. A normal touring budget would consist of daily allowance, crew, hotels and fuel costs.
My crew is just me and only me. I promise with your support this will only lead to bigger and better things to come.
This is a 15 city tour that will take me from the Northeast to the Midwest all the way south to GA and TN. On the way I will be shooting sequences that will be used for our first video off the new record. Some of the funds raised will go to post production editing and synching. All that fancy stuff we do that I don't even understand. The majority of the proceeds raised will be used to cover the intense expenses that are accumulated while traveling for a month. Food,Hotel,Gas and any surprises we may encounter on the road. Being able to tour is the #1 way to get your music heard in this ever changing music world. To me this whole experience is no longer about an artist. Its about his connection to his fans. Gone are the days of the artist hiding back stage for me. We are a team and together we can grow this to the next level and beyond. I am truly grateful to be in this position and the memories have always been more valuable than any bit of money.
I thank you for your continued support in helping me achieve the goals I have set for my career and following through on my promise.
Brendan James Tour Dates:
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Northampton, MA
Iron Horse Music Hall
Friday, August 24, 2012 Boston, MA
Saturday, August 25, 2012 South Burlington, VT
Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
Sunday, August 26, 2012 New York, NY
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Columbus, OH
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Akron, OH
Thursday, August 30, 2012 Ann Arbor, MI
Friday, August 31, 2012 Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, September 1, 2012 Evanston, IL
Sunday, September 2, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA
Friday, September 7, 2012 Durham, NC
Saturday, September 8, 2012 North Augusta, SC
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Atlanta, GA
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Nashville, TN
12th and Porter
Friday, September 21, 2012 Knoxville, TN
Relix Variety Theatre
Hope to see you on the road soon!
Reality is with driving it will cost upwards of $2000+ for gas alone! This doesn't include food, lodging and unforeseen expenses. On the road for almost a month.
pledged of $5,000 goal
seconds to go
Jun 26, 2012 - Jul 26, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
I will thank you personally for supporting my dreams. When I see you in person a High Five! :)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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I will call you personally and tell you how much I appreciate the support.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Autographed CD with whatever dedication you'd like.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Video Shout Out!I will talk about your generous donation on a tour video that will be posted on a social network of your choice. A signed CD and a personal phone call!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $65 or more
4 backers Limited (1 of 5 left)
Autographed CD with a custom guitar strap donated to me by Souldier guitar straps. I have 5 custom ones that I picked out to give away. They retail much higher so this is a good steal. 5 are available!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Autographed CD, Phone call/skype with performance of song of your choice!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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(2)Guest list spots on the tour stop of your choice. Come back stage and hang out before the show and an autographed CD and photo.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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VIP package. Day of show lunch or dinner. Free admission to show and backstage VIP treatment. Autographed CD and special backstage performance of 3 songs.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
House Concert VIP. Admission to show of your choice. Lunch/Dinner day of show and access to soundcheck and private VIP performance. House Concert within a year of support. Appearance in Music Video. OR For (1) $500 backer you will receive a Vox Valvetronix amplifier. 150 watts with built in effects! Crazy right?! This beautiful amp sings like a bird.. Check it out here:http://www.voxamps.com/valvetronix/Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $750 or more
Perform a song of your choice with me on stage at the show of your choice on the tour. We will rehearse whatever instrument you'd like during sound check and impress your friends as you rock out with me on the song of your choice! OR VIP Treatment spend the whole day with me at lunch, dinner and soundcheck hang out backstage with me (limit 2 people) and hang out after the show of your choice. VIP house concert within one year.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Musicians Choice or Autographed Guitar Package With this package you have the choice of writing a song with me with complete input that will be the secret track on my next EP. Or your choice of VIP day of show with an Autographed Electric Guitar to take home when all is said and done.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
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0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Complete buy out package. You will have access to any of the above listed perks. Autographed guitar, CD, VIP treatment to 3 shows of your choice. I will personally cook you dinner and write a song for you or with you. Not too shabby? Right!?Estimated delivery: Dec 2013