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Two bands trying to get out of Alaska and get a start on touring.

Alaska has always been a state full of unrecognized talent. Pop-punk band Noise Brigade and post/metalcore band The Harlequin State are well informed that branching out of their home state will not only be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. Both bands have been very active in their local music scene for more than a couple years, staking their claim within the underage scene playing shows whenever and wherever available, in addition to opening for well-known national acts including; Papa Roach, Silverstein, Sublime with Rome, Dance Gavin Dance, Sick Puppies, and many more. Touring has always been a dream that both bands wished to be able to achieve someday, and they are confident now is the time to make that happen.

Noise Brigade
Noise Brigade

The tour will be taking place along the west coast, spanning a little over a month. It starts in Anchorage, Alaska, and the bands will be making their way through Canada, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico, all to show the people of the west coast exactly what Alaska and its music has to offer. They have been working on this trip for almost a year, planning, calling, e-mailing, and of course raising the necessary funds needed in order to make this possible.

The Harlequin State
The Harlequin State

They have already raised a little over 80% of the money needed. With most members working, going to school full time, and paying bills, you can really see the commitment these guys are showing on this and how much it means to them. The money used to back this project will be just the little push they need to reach their goal. With the rise of gas prices, and traveling from all the way down from Alaska, they want to make sure they don't end up stranded thousands of miles from home. Both bands are very passionate about their music and are equally excited to see where it takes them. 

Noise Brigade
Noise Brigade

This project is also a great way to get in touch with some of our fans who we haven't been able to communicate with, them being the reason why any of this is possible. People believing in us and showing how much and what our music has done for them is the fuel that keeps us doing what we love, no matter the cost.

The Harlequin State
The Harlequin State

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Getting to the lower 48 is a big one. Coming from Alaska, you can bet gas is more than likely going to be the most expensive part of the trip and we don't want to end up stranded in the middle of nowhere with no clue of what to do.

Being very much unknown to the lower 48, most, if not all shows will be pretty much exposure. We won't be expecting to get paid much throughout this tour and if we do, it'll either be for food, a place to stay the night, or gas to make it to the next city.

We will be taking 2 vans for this trip. Having them looked at, tuned up, ready to go is of course essential when taking any long road trip, but of course you never know what might happen. Flat tires, broken headlights, and blown fuses are just a few obstacles to expect when traveling long distances. Of course we would like to be prepared for any of these problems along the way.

As previously stated, most of the money needed is raised, but we still need a little help with the emergencies part, as we will be taking over a month off from work, some of us even quitting our jobs. With quitting comes the hard fact of no medical insurance or any other source of income while we are on the road.

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