We are The Blackhands, an acoustic punk rock trio from So Cal. We want to tour the U.S. and, with a little support from you, we can. =)
The Blackhands: Bradley Riot, Johnny Rocket, and Nic Morreale.
We are booking a month long tour across the lower half of the United States in January 2012.
The tour starts in Los Angeles, CA. We will be touring through Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and to Bradley's home state of Florida! From there, we travel north to Georgia and east to Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, back to Texas, and over to New Mexico with a final stop in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We will leave Los Angeles on January 3rd, 2012 to head to Phoenix, AZ for our first show. We will return to the golden state on January 29th after a show in Las Vegas, NV.
Our main goal for this tour is to have the music we write and record heard by as many people as possible. This is also an important trip for us considering Nic and Johnny have never seen where Bradley grew up and have yet to meet Mom and Dad!
In a van! Remember those family road trips? It is kind of like that except there is really loud music all of the time and not much sight seeing. You still get in trouble for asking, "Are we there yet?"
Our good friend, Mike, of Suicide King Entertainment, has been gracious enough to loan us his van and, in return, we pay for all of his expenses (food and lodging) on the tour. This is great for us as Mike has been on a previous tour with us and knows how we operate. He will be able to help us with set up/tear down of equipment at shows as well as sell merchandise for us. He is invaluable as a sound guy and can run a pretty good light show!
For this tour, we have set a humble goal of $2,000 which would cover the cost of gas and van maintenance that comes with a cross country trip. Reaching this goal would allow us to go on tour with the knowledge that we would make it to all of our booked destinations. However, the actual budget when factoring in food, water, lodging, and advertising, is somewhere around $5,000! The bottom line is, the more money that gets raised, the more comfortable the trip is for us! =)
As a result of networking with our many fans across the nation, we have been able to set up shows in most major cities across the United States. Now, The Blackhands understand how tight money is these days and we know everyone likes presents, so we have some pretty cool things lined up for all of those who do decide to back us in our journey! Also, the more you donate, the longer we can tour and cover more ground. That means we can go to all of the places that are too far out of our tour oval and nobody gets left out. We can also book a follow up tour sooner with more dates and locations to see all of our fans!
Without friends and fans like you this would not be possible. Thanks so much for supporting independent artists like us and donating to make our dream a reality!
You can visit at theblackhands.org or on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/unityordeath.
We are currently getting rewards together and when we have everything packaged and ready to go, we will start to ask for mailing addresses and other info. Thanks!
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Aside from our undying gratitude, a thank you email with a signed picture of the band will be sent to your inbox. Whoo!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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I scream you scream we all scream for...stickers!! Lets get serious here, EVERYONE loves stickers and if you pledge $5 aside from the thank you email we will mail you a couple stickers!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Like postcards? We will be playing shows in 11 states and along the way sending out sweet postcards to all of you pledges. Also you get an Email and the stickers!!!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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You will receive hard copies of both EP's, stickers, the postcard from You Don't Know Where, USA and that grateful email!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Now you ask, "what can you get for a bill with Ulysses S. Grant on the front?" And we answer, "A T-shirt in your size, hard copies of both EP's, stickers, a postcard, and 2 tickets to a show in your area." Doesn't that sound nice?Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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In addition to the $50 package, you will receive a special numbered DVD (limit 100) with "The Wasted Youth" music video and "The making of The Term" studio files.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Your name will be included in the "Thank You" section of the liner notes for our new EP "The Term" plus the $100 package.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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In addition to the $250 package, you get an acoustic guitar played by Bradley and signed by the band!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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In addition to the $250 package, If you live in the continental United States we will work with you to play a show at your house or similar venue. Please contact us if you are not in the specified area as we would love to hear from you and try to work something out.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012