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About

Sit Kitty Sit presents:
The Folie à Deux Adventure Tour!

Sit Kitty Sit is headed out on our first major tour, traveling from Rhode Island to Louisiana, and we would like to invite you to come along and be a part of this kick-ass adventure. There will be tons of music and fun on this sixteen-day journey and we want to share every step of the way with you! The tour will conclude with us recording an album of songs written during and inspired by our adventure and presented as a limited release album exclusively to those of you who love us enough to help make this all happen.

The Name (Le Nom):

Folie à Deux  (Madness of Two)

(fô-lē' ä dœ')

n.  A condition in which symptoms of a mental disorder, such as the same delusional beliefs or ideas, occur simultaneously in two individuals who share a close relationship or association such as family members, siblings, etc.

 Sound familiar?

The Mission  (L’affectation):

·      To leave home for 16 days, travel to the other side of the country, and play to room after room full of people who have never heard anything like us.

·      To play at least one show per day quite possibly against the will of those present.  Imagine being stuck next to us on a long flight.

·      To perform 2 “live from the hotel room” concerts via Google Plus, Quiet hours be damned!

·      To record a Daily Video Blog, keeping fans updated about our good times & tough times while traveling.

·      To create clever art pieces out of random stuff we find on the road

·      And Finally - - To write AN ENTIRE NEW ALBUM while we’re on the road – and then give it to you as a present :)       

The Tour  (L’excursion):

We will begin this Folie à Deux in Westerly, RI at the annual benefit concert for the Philip B. Agins Five-Week Summer Performance Program Scholarship Fund .   This scholarship enables one gifted student the chance to attend The Berklee School of Music’s Summer Performance Program.  Phil was a brilliant musician and close friend of Mike’s who sadly passed away in 2008.  We are so honored to be a part of this evening of rocking out in Phil’s memory.

From Westerly, we will tour 5 days south through

·      New York

·      Philadelphia

·      Asheville

&    Nashville

Ending up in the great city of New Orleans.

Let the Good Times Roll!  “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

October 26th Mike gets to rest while Kat rocks out at the Anne Rice Vampire Ball with this year’s headliners, San Francisco’s own, Saints of Ruin.

After SKS' New Orleans debut on the 27th, we'll travel to

·      Biloxi

·      Lafayette

&    Baton Rouge

We’ll be wrapping up this “tour de force” back in New Orleans on Halloween night.

The finalized tour schedule will be announced the second week of August.

The Album  (L’album):

The songs for the “Folie à Deux Adventure Album” will be entirely written while on the road, each song inspired by the tour itself.  We will rehearse the hell out of them when we arrive home in November and promptly go into the recording studio in December 2012.  Mixed, mastered and still oozing that new album smell, the record will go to press in January of 2013 and will be delivered to your door warm and happy in February of 2013.  

Yeah, we can’t wait to hear it either.

“One of these people is going to save the world, and that means that rock and roll can save the world, and the chicks are great!” -  Jeff Bebe, Stillwater

Sit Kitty Sit (Assis Chat Assis):

San Francisco’s original Classical Rock duo, Sit Kitty Sit, combines piano and drums in a magnificent way that Mozart never intended.  Kat Downs and Mike Thompson consistently thrill audiences with their energetically intense live performances. No holds barred, this team produces addictive rock n' roll - with only two people, and not one guitar in sight.

Sit Kitty Sit
Sit Kitty Sit
I smell rock and roll... and it smells good!
I smell rock and roll... and it smells good!
buddies 4 eva
buddies 4 eva
Record Release Party - Bottom of the Hill - SF
Record Release Party - Bottom of the Hill - SF
Sit Kitty Sit's new album "beautiful/terrible" avail. on iTunes
Sit Kitty Sit's new album "beautiful/terrible" avail. on iTunes

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    Digital Download of the Folie a Deux Adventure Album - This is a limited edition Album, and will not be distributed digitally outside of the Kickstarter Backers!

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    An autographed copy of the Folie a Deux Adventure Album - Limited edition with special packaging just for our backers, as well as a thank you note from Kat and Mike. Also, includes an MP3 digital download.

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    2 - count 'em TWO, autographed copies of the Folie a Deux Adventure Album limited edition with special packaging, a Sit Kitty Sit Swag-Bag full of goodies plus a thank you note from Kat and Mike. Also includes a standard MP3 download AND a mega-nerd Hi Res Download.

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    YOUR NAME on our record! Right there on the fancy paper next to the fancy disk with a big "Thank you SO FLIPPING MUCH" right next to it. Also includes a signed copy of the Folie a Deux Adventure Album, 1 digital download (your choice, MP3 or Hi Res), an upgraded Sit Kitty Sit Swag-Bag of awesome goodies and a thank you note from Kat and Mike!

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    The Sit Kitty Sit Tour Movie Collection- We're turning all of our video blogs, late night hotel concerts and other misadventures into a Folie a Deux Adventure movie complete with outtakes, secret confessionals, and other surprises! Also includes a signed copy of the album, your choice of MP3 or Hi-Res Download, your name on the album, the Super-Fancy-Level Sit Kitty Sit Swag-Bag and a dripping with gratitude thank you note from us!

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    YOU are ON THE RECORD! That means when we go into the recording studio - YOU ARE COMING WITH US! You will play weird percussion instruments, clap, hoot, holler & laugh and it will all be there on the album. If you live too far away to get here for the session, no worries- It can all be done over the phone... We'll get you here one way or another! Also includes The Sit Kitty Sit Tour Movie Collection, 2 signed copies of the album - one framed and lovely to hang on your wall, your choice of MP3 or Hi Res download, the Super-Fancy level Swag-Bag and your name in TWO spots on the record! (noises by, and thank you so flippin much) You will also get a thank you note from us - possibly with kissy lips on it ;)

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    Private Sit Kitty Sit Show! San Francisco Bay Area supporter - within 6 months after the record is released we will come to your home or other venue of choice and perform a private concert in your honor. We will bring you mac and cheese (homemade), take many silly pictures with you and your friends and we might even teach someone how to play the maracas... WITH FEELING! Also includes a signed copy of the Folie A Deux Adventure Album with your name on it, The Sit Kitty Sit Tour Movie Collection, both MP3 & Hi Res downloads, the Super-Fancy level Swag-Bag and a thank you note that may have actual tears of gratitude still inside.

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    Private Sit Kitty Sit Show outside of the San Francisco Bay Area! Pretty much the same as above except it may take us a bit longer to get there depending on your location. We will perform at your home or a venue of your choosing for a private concert and hang out - Kat will still be able to make mac and cheese even, as long as you let her borrow your oven. Also includes a signed copy of the Folie a Deux Adventure Album with your name on it, The Sit Kitty Sit Tour Movie Collection, both MP3 & Hi Res download, the Super-Fancy level Swag-Bag and a thank you note written for the ages.

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