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Join our Star Wars band in our quest to play live shows in support of our debut full-length album and together, we can rule the galaxy.
Join our Star Wars band in our quest to play live shows in support of our debut full-length album and together, we can rule the galaxy.
Join our Star Wars band in our quest to play live shows in support of our debut full-length album and together, we can rule the galaxy.
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We are Galactic Empire, a heavy metal band comprised of the most sinister villains in the universe. We have successfully infiltrated earth's "internet" with our first music video, accumulating 8 million total views, press coverage from Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly and MSNBC (among many others), and a live network television performance on E! Entertainment during their coverage of the 2016 Academy Awards.

But now we face a new mission. The puny humans of your small forest planet Earth have indicated a desire to see the mighty Galactic Empire perform our music in a live scenario. We would be most pleased to fulfill this request.

This Kickstarter campaign has been created to raise enough earth currency to acquire the proper equipment we will need to put on an explosive live show, including amps, speaker cabinetsin-ear monitors, lighting rig, cases, transportation, trailer, merchandise, costume modifications and everything else needed to lay waste to your local system with pure sonic annihilation. We will also use a portion of the money to cover the expenses of our new music video for "The Imperial March", which you can view now on our Facebook page.

Your mission is to review the incentive packages below, which include pre-order bundles for our debut full-length album due out this summer, along with Kickstarter-exclusive merch designs, VIP access to shows, signed Empire-approved paraphernalia, your name printed in the album credits, and even a signed PRS guitar from the Galactic Arsenal. We will be frequently updating this page with news and developments, including artwork, track listing, release dates and more.

PRS Guitar ( 1 of 2 available! )
PRS Guitar ( 1 of 2 available! )

We are most grateful for your support and we hope you will assist us in spreading the word about this campaign of darkness. Join us and together, we can rule the Galaxy!

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Risks and challenges

Performing live in these costumes presents a number of risks and challenges.

It is incredibly hard to see and play our instruments with the bulky helmets and armor pieces getting in the way. The costumes are officially licensed, however the characters they portray are the intellectual property of Disney/Lucasfilm LTD.

We will be working with a team of artists, designers, and legal professionals. We will modify the costumes to allow for more movement, playability, and also change the characters enough to circumvent any potential legal risk associated with using these costumes in a live scenario.

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    (Continental US only / buyer responsible for covering all band travel & production costs TBD)

    Galactic Empire will bring the show to you. We will work around our tour schedule to come play a private show in your living room / backyard / basement / wherever for you and your friends. You provide the space, audience and production / travel expenses, we will provide the metal. Photos from event will be shared on our social media sites with a personal "thank you" plus you will get the following:

    - Pre-order of our debut studio album on CD or 12" vinyl with high-quality digital download, signed by the band
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    We will email you and say thanks.

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Funding period

- (60 days)