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About

This month, I will be finishing up a five song EP, and as usual, I will be putting together a tour to promote the record.  As I began thinking about the tour and after watching the 2014 soccer world cup, I was inspired by FIFA's efforts to combat racism, so I decided to give my tour a little something extra, something to make it special.  I decided to create a tour not just to promote my latest material, but to help put an end to racism.

Racism is an issue in Southern Europe.  It is very prevalent in European soccer.  Many of the fans verbally abuse black players and those of other races.  For example, Mario Balotelli who plays for AC Milan and the Italian national team often times is the recipient of such abuse.

As a member of a multi-racial family myself, I feel compelled to visit this part of the world and to influence it for good.  My music is all about peace and respecting one another.  All promotional items that I produce will contain the phrase "End Racism".

As I began to plan and execute, I realized that it was going to be extremely challenging, if not next to impossible to make the tour happen.  More financial resources than I had originally planned were going to be required.  I had heard about Kickstarter from a friend who plays in the band GoGo 13 and he only had good things to say about it. I'm not really looking to make it big, I just want to get the music out of me and into the world.  I want to do my small part to make the world a better place too, so I'm doing it through Kickstarter!

As an indie recording artist, I perform and record regularly in an effort to spread my music.  I'm just beginning to use YouTube and other social media as a promotion tool.  Most of my fans are in LA/Orange County California, Portugal, Spain, and Brazil.  The funds that I raise through Kickstarter will pay for promotions, public relations, transportation lease, gas, airfare, crew, musician salaries, musician/crew per diems, and food.  The expenses for lodging should be minimal as I hope to stay with friends and fans.

As a whole, the tour will help to create an awareness of the need to end racism and make a better world for generations to come.  I'm really excited to do this tour, I know all my fans will really love it, and ultimately, it will make the world a better place.  

Risks and challenges

The main risk involved in completing this project are mainly logistical. Planning and executing a tour like this will be challenging, but the rewards will overpower any hardships that I might encounter.

Promoting the tour dates will be important. I have a network of universities and clubs that are always on the lookout for good entertainment. I have a great fan base, so by getting the word out through email lists, concert venues, etc., there will be many who get out to see the show!!!

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    You get five MP3s of songs played on the tour for free.

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    Not only will I feature your YouTube video in the "Top Picks" section of my fan based newsletter, but I will post your YouTube video on my YouTube channel for insane maximum exposure!!!

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