We're taking our music on the road WITH YOUR HELP - five guys, one van, thousands of miles... Rx3 HAVE ROCK, WILL TRAVEL 2011 Tour
Hello there, this is Xander Smith, singer and ringleader of the indie rock band, Run Run Run. We “HAVE ROCK, WILL TRAVEL” - with your help!
Rx3 is hittin' the road this Fall, traveling around the U.S. with a van and a dream: to play the music we love to the people who love it! We're doing this completely on our own without any financial backing - truly an “Indie” adventure! However, since none of us have the last name of Jones or look anything like Harrison Ford, we thought we'd better ask for help from our friends, family and fans.
Now, now, before you pull out your no-limit, Titanium American Express card... let us tell you what we need and why we need it! We've set a modest goal of $2,000 to help cover the sky high cost of filling the gas tank of a large van driving thousands of miles around the country. Our actual expenses for equipment rentals, a trailer, lodging, tour promo and radio advertising, and our bold attempt to professionally stream much of this each night online will probably land around $7-10,000. Yikes! Two-Thou doesn't sound so bad now, does it??
So you may be saying, “Xander, you're a nice guy, but why should we throw money in your gas tank instead of our own?” Oh, boy, do I have the answer for you! Not only will you be purchasing the Warm Fuzzy Feeling of supporting independent artists and good ole Rock n' Roll, but you'll also get some really cool prizes! Tell them, Vanna:
MUSIC & MERCH: We'll autograph cds! We'll autograph posters! We'll autograph exclusive Rx3 Have Rock, Will Travel 2011 Tour Tshirts! We'll autograph each other and send you pictures! We gots Sharpies!!
VIP PASSES: Hang with the RRR boys when we come to your city! We've got an EXTRA something special brewing for each tour stop, besides the awesome rock concerts we have planned for you. Want to come to soundcheck? How about a private acoustic performance or Q&A session? Who wants to go on a guided pub-crawl through the French Quarter of New Orleans? We'll even throw in a shiny Rx3 laminate & lanyard so everyone knows you kick(start) a**! Deal?
SKYPE ME! Let’s set up a skype chat online, where we are all yours for 30 minutes. We can tell you the true Hollywood stories behind all of our songs – we don't have real kids yet, so these are our babies! Would you like to pick your favorites and have me sing them to you? Or I can tell you about all our amazing folks like My Chemical Romance, Rickie Lee Jones, Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys, Adam Lambert, Monte Pittman and Tommy Joe Ratliff, the Strokes, Z trip, Journey’s Steve Perry, Pussy Cat Dolls, and many more folks who have crossed the RRR path along the way. We can even tell each other Knock Knock jokes if we run out of things to talk about!
Now you know WHAT we're doing, WHY we need your help, and HOW cool the stuff is we're giving you in exchange, but did you know: Kickstarter is ALL OR NOTHING. If we don’t hit our goal, Kickstarter will return your pledge, and we are S.O.L. Please help us avoid hitchhiking to Cleveland and/or selling all of our personal belongings on ebay. If we make enough, we might not even need to crash on your couch during tour! Every dollar counts!
We love and appreciate you all so much, especially our Street Team! Want to join in on the RRR action even more? Contact @Rx3_StreetTeam and/or @kcinkcity on Twitter (Kc Inkcity on Facebook) to help out at shows or lend a hand online.
Together, you and we (Rx3)... HAVE ROCK, WILL TRAVEL!!
When do I send you my @username for my Twitterkiss... email for my mp3... address for all my awesome merch...?
When our project funds (crosses fingers), we will contact you to get all the necessary information.
We have a full range of Tshirt sizes! If you want us to we will autograph them in silver sharpie, otherwise they'll come to you in pristine condition.
Touring is VERY expensive, but we hope to see you in the near future. How about a House Party?
Most of our concert tickets will only be about $10, and one show is even free!! We worked hard to make this happen at NICE venues. Since we are offering such a great value for our live shows, maybe you could consider showing extra support on Kickstarter?
If you're planning on going to multiple shows, consider getting an MVP Pass - your concert tickets will be included (besides all the M&Gs and awesome merch you will receive)!
Discount tix will also be available at some locations - please contact @Rx3_StreetTeam on Twitter or Kc Inkcity on Facebook for details!
We're trying to plan a little something different for each tour stop, but whatever we do before/after your show, we GUARANTEE it will be good times! We love hanging with people and can't wait to meet you!
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Everyone who donates will be given a *KISS* from not one.. not two, three, or even four... but FIVE young, semi-attractive, NOH8-friendly guys! Give us your @username, and we will tweet (or facebook) you a nice, big smooch! (PS. Free Hugs at shows!)
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What can you get for a 5-spot these days, besides a cup of coffee? How about an EXCLUSIVE MP3 of a new, unreleased song, complete with lyrics? “Do Svidaniya” (which means Good-bye in Russian) can be yours - available only through Kickstarter! You know you want it (even more than that Iced Mocha). PLUS you'll get: 1 TwitterKiss and a Free Hug from an Indie band!
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Donate ten bucks or more and we'll send you a PERSONALIZED POSTCARD from somewhere on tour. We're going to some really awesome places, plus if we're lucky, the boys and I will get to stop by the World's Largest Pez Dispenser and/or other roadside-wonders! You never know what you'll get in the mail... PLUS: a Neeeew M-P-Threeee, 1 TwitterKiss and a Free Hug from an Indie band!
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For the low, low price of $25 or better, you can get a VIP PASS to the special M&G opportunity we're planning for your show. We'll whisper to you the secret location/activity (look to your left for details!), we'll give you a laminated pass to wear so everyone will know how special you are, and we'll shower you with love while you hang with us. PLUS: Postcard from a Tour stop, Neeeew M-P-Threeee, 1 TwitterKiss and a Free Hug from an Indie band!
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If you're willing to fork over 50 bucks, we'll give you something extra rocktabulous: an Rx3 2011 TOUR DVD! All the cities, all the songs, all the special M&G's and crazy behind-the-scenes footage we can pack onto one little round disc. Who knows – YOU might be on it!! PLUS: VIP a'Passin', Postcard from a Tour stop, Neeeew M-P-Threeee, 1 TwitterKiss and a Free Hug from an Indie band! (International orders, please add $5)
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MUCHO MERCH-O: Got $75 laying around? Not for long! We're gonna send you an official HAVE ROCK WILL TRAVEL 2011 Tour Tshirt + an autographed full-length copy of our album Pico + a signed HAVE ROCK, WILL TRAVEL 2011 Tour Poster + a Run Run Run guitar pick + an Rx3 button + an RRR sticker. Your mailbox can't handle this much epic! PLUS: DVD a'Rockin', VIP a'Passin', Postcard from a Tour stop, Neeeew M-P-Threeee, 1 TwitterKiss and a Free Hug from an Indie band! (International backers, please add $5)
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Hey, everybody - c'mon over to my apartment! Through the wonderful world of SKYPE you can hang out with me in my kitchen - no matter where you live in the world! I've got some really cool stuff, like an original Disney Haunted Mansion record from 1969 that we can play on my record player, and LOTS of guitars. I can even give you a PRIVATE ACOUSTIC CONCERT. 30+ minutes of my undivided attention, and if I order pizza, I bet the band would show up, too! PLUS: Mucho Merch in mailbox, DVD a'Rockin', VIP a'Passin', Postcard from a Tour stop, Neeeew M-P-Threeee, 1 TwitterKiss and a Free Hug from an Indie band! (International orders, please add $5)
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For our friends most loyal and true, we are offering an Rx3 MVP PASS: Not only will you get a laminate showing you're our top-ranking supporters, but this pass will get you in to ANY of our 2011 Tour shows and M&G parties! Come to a couple shows - heck, come to ALL the shows! We love our Most Valuable Party-ers! PLUS: 30 minutes Skyping, Mucho Merch in mailbox, DVD a'Rockin', VIP a'Passin', Postcard from a Tour stop, Neeeew M-P-Threeee, 1 TwitterKiss and a Free Hug from an Indie band! (International orders, please add $5)
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By popular demand (not because I want to or anything) I, Xander Smith, will take you and up to 2 friends on a guided tour of Disneyland! For just $200 (plus my ticket and meal), I will show you a side of Mickey Mouse that you've never seen before. I'll tell you little-known facts, go on any ride you want (and some you don't), and take pictures with you and Pluto. We can even sing “It's a Small World” together! PLUS: MVP a'Partying, 30 minutes Skyping, Mucho Merch in mailbox, DVD a'Rockin', VIP a'Passin', Postcard from a Tour stop, Neeeew M-P-Threeee, 1 TwitterKiss and a Free Hug from an Indie band! (International orders, please add $5)
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Speaking of Most Valuable Party-ers... who wants to have a House Party with yours truly? For the unbelievably low price of $500 (plus travel and lodging), I will bring the music to you - I'm even willing to go international! Get a group of buddies to chip in some dollars/euros/rubles, and I am all yours for the day (two, if you're cute). The guys can't join me for scheduling reasons, so it'll just be me and my guitar, but I'll give you my acoustic heart and soul – promise! PLUS: MVP a'Partying, 30 minutes Skyping, Mucho Merch in mailbox, DVD a'Rockin', VIP a'Passin', Postcard from a Tour stop, Neeeew M-P-Threeee, 1 TwitterKiss and a Free Hug from an Indie band! (International orders, please add $5) (Disneyland tour not included)
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