UPDATE: To get a LIMITED-EDITION, EXCLUSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND/HI-RES STEREO DISC OF THE NEW ALBUM, pledge at $100 & up, and join the INSIDE THE VAULT CLUB! You'll then receive it with the rest of your rewards. This will not be available after the campaign concludes on 5/31. Scroll down for the complete bonuses you get for joining the IVC as well as backing us on Kickstarter, regardless of pledge level.
"Very good to see the band in rude health, with new music no less." Bill Bruford
Before we tell you about the new music, we want to make sure you know about....
We are setting our basic funding goal as low as we realistically can in order to make our 4th album, but these stretch goals are what we're really shooting for. We'd like to take this album around the world and allow us to do as much as possible over the next next year-plus. Here's how we can do it, and what you'll get if we hit these goals:
$18,000 on Kickstarter & 15 new Inside The Vault Club members (UNLOCKED!)-In addition to playing Cruise To The Edge, we'll tour the US Midwest/East Coast (and hopefully Ontario/Quebec, too) in 2019.
$22,000 on Kickstarter & 30 (Half Unlocked, still need more IVC Members) new Inside The Vault Club members (locked)- We'll make our first trip to the West Coast since 2010!
$27,000 on Kickstarter & 50 new Inside The Vault Club members (locked)-We'll return to the UK and Europe for the first time since 2016!
For those who aren't yet familiar with the Inside The Vault Club, this is our monthly subscription series that we started in 2016. For as little as the price of one latte per month, members get:
-Exclusive audio (and often video) downloads on the 15th of every month. These consist of live tracks, unreleased songs, new works in progress (expect to get sneak peeks at the new music before anyone else!), rehearsal recordings, demos, etc.
-An exclusive physical release every year. *The 2018 release will be our Return To RoSfest Concert Film on DVD and HD Download.* There will also be bonus footage from the making of the new album! This will be limited to 300 copies and roughly half are already claimed by current members, so JOIN UP to reserve your copy ASAP. (IVC Keyholders only)
-15% off anything at our Online Store. (IVC Keyholders only)
The response to the Inside The Vault Club has been phenomenal! If you join (or have already joined) as well as back us on Kickstarter, you'll have a VERY special place in our hearts. So much so, that we're offering the following ON TOP of the Kickstarter rewards and IVC content to those who do both:
-A download of Leslie's 5-song demo for Sony Records, recorded in 2000 when she was just 18 and produced by Jim Peterik (Survivor, Ides of March). *This will not be offered again after the campaign.* CHECK OUT A (KINDA PROGGY) SAMPLE
-The Live At De Boerderij HD Download (2016 live show shot in Holland, IVC Keyholders only). *This will not be offered again after the campaign.* WATCH SNOW COUNTRY
-A download of Tim's upcoming EP of solo bass compositions (IVC Keyholders only)
-Andrew's upcoming acoustic fusion trio CD featuring D97 founding member and former bassist Patrick Mulcahy (for Kickstarter backers at $50+ and IVC Keyholders only). CHECK OUT A (VERY PROGGY) SAMPLE
-A download of the sheet music to Snow Country from In Vaults as transcribed by the immensely talented Peter Crighton.
Kickstarter is great for funding a big project like a new album, but the IVC can be an absolute gamechanger for us as far as keeping the band afloat on an ongoing basis. We hope you'll help us unlock all of our stretch goals by getting 100 new IVC members during this campaign by signing up HERE!
New Lineup, New Music!
This will be our first album since YOU helped us make 2015's In Vaults, and also our first with keyboardist Andrew Lawrence and bassist Tim Seisser. These two immediately fit the band like a glove, and have simultaneously helped reinforce the best of what D97 has always been, while also pushing us in new directions. We really mean it when we say we think this will be our best album yet, and those who've heard the new material live seem to share our enthusiasm. Assuming this campaign is a success, we can't wait to get into the studio and document what we've been working on. We also especially hope we can hit our stretch goals so we can take this music around (at least) North America and Europe, as well as hear what D97 sounds like in surround sound for the very first time! Check out a live video of Forest Fire, one of our new songs:
It is our hope that every Kickstarter backer feels they got their money's worth and then some, and we've formulated our rewards based on that principle. Of course the new album is the main feature here, but we're also making available a LIMITED-EDITION EXCLUSIVE CD OF THE NEW ALBUM PERFORMED LIVE (along with some other D97 favorites) for the first 300 backers over $100. If you backed our 2016 World Tour Kickstarter and received the exclusive Artifact live album, then you know that we hold ourselves to very high standards with these limited-edition releases. We're also offering one of a kind experiences like Skype chats, visits to the studio, the chance to executive produce the album, and even a duct tape bra and a drumset!
We intend to go all out in ensuring that the rewards (both here on Kickstarter and the exclusives you'll get through the Inside The Vault Club) will be material you can enjoy for many years to come, and reflect the immense gratitude we feel to all of our friends/fans who are the main reason we've been able to do this for 10 years and counting. Thank you, let's make some music!
Risks and challenges
It is our absolute mission and intention to have the new album released in time for Cruise To The Edge 2019 (February 4th-9th). We think this is entirely doable and realistic, but delays are always possible with a project of this magnitude. If the campaign is successfully funded, we will be putting the pedal to the metal right away and continuing to do so until we have a final master!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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