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With your help, Progressive Rock, Metal, Pop, Fusion and more will converge in grand fashion on District 97's 3rd studio album!
With your help, Progressive Rock, Metal, Pop, Fusion and more will converge in grand fashion on District 97's 3rd studio album!
278 backers pledged $20,023 to help bring this project to life.

Fully Funded With 30 days Left?? Here's what's next...


Hi everyone,

My goodness.  We NEVER expected to be fully funded for this project within 6 days.  There are still 30 days left to go with this campaign!  Because of all of you, we can go ahead with plans to start recording on September 7th, and keeping a busy schedule through the end of the month (and you'll get frequent updates on our progress).  However, just because we are fully funded doesn't mean this campaign is over.  If we continue to raise funds, here are some of the things we can do:

-Hire outside musicians (we're thinking of using a string quartet on one of the songs)

-Record additional material

-Do more elaborate overdubbing

-Go on tour to promote the album (!)

-Cover production and promotional costs for both One More Red Night and the new studio album

-Cover Rehearsal Space costs

-Cover travel/lodging costs

-Cover shipping costs for mailing out the rewards

-Maybe treat ourselves to a sandwich every once in awhile. 

And the list goes on.  The 3rd album is funded, and that's amazing, but we now have the opportunity over the course of the next month to keep District 97 afloat for a good long while. So, please keep spreading the word about the campaign!

Thanks soooooooo much, everyone.

Jonathan & District 97


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    1. Joseph Neminski on October 10, 2014

      Please come to Michigan. pleeassse

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      Lee Barrentine on September 2, 2014

      I had no doubts you would exceed your goal!

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      sigurd Johnson on September 1, 2014

      An Honor to be a part of this project. Hey - if you're in the "father" north area -continue on and come to Fargo!!

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      Josh Neilson on August 31, 2014

      Heres hoping you guys can pull off some sort of West Coast tour. *fingers crossed for Vancouver*

      Good luck guys!

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      peter fuller on August 31, 2014

      Congrats you guys. Just pledged. Use the extra to tour (hint hint, come west to San Francisco...)

    6. District 97 2-time creator on August 31, 2014

      At this point, it looks like it'd just be for one section of one of the songs. Kind of a "Leslie with string quartet" sort of thing.

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      Michael Gill on August 31, 2014

      Hoping that you go very minimal on outside musicians, including strings. One of the things I like most about you guys is the balance between instruments with just y'all. One fan's opinion......