We're a little over halfway with roughly two weeks remaining. We can do this! Here's the t-shirt design for reward #6! Also, we're adding a reward called "The Total Package". It's exactly what it sounds like: you get most of the rewards, as well as the strange honor of having your initials tattoo'd on Andy's ass.
We're almost halfway there! The donations have been pouring in and we can't thank you enough! The final t-shirt design for Backer Reward #6 is on the way soon. We'll also be unveiling some pictures of other existing rewards as well as a few new ones. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here's a little video depicting some of what life is like in the current Gospel Machine!
We need your help!
Touring full-time is a difficult task for any underground band, and The Hooten Hallers have been doing it for the past two and a half years. We've gained fans and friends nationwide, and we've received help from everyone we've met along the way. However, to continue touring full time, we need YOUR help! Your support will ensure the funding of a replacement vehicle for our beloved Gospel Machine, as well as keep us stocked up on merchandise and eating food that won't kill us! Our 2013 tour schedule is going to be ambitious.
Here's our schedule so far:
Keep in mind, many of these dates will be expanded on and many more are yet to be booked (we've actually already done 45 days of touring in the early months of this year). Rest assured, we'll be riding America's highways for the greater part of this year.
4/17: New Orleans, LA@ Howlin’ Wolf Den
4/18: Ocean Springs, MS @ Squeaky Lizard
4/19: Alexandria, LA @ Finnegan’s
4/20: Alexandria, LA @ Finnegan’s
4/21: Monroe, LA @ The Trial Bar
4/23: Austin, TX @ Frontier Bar
4/24: San Angelo, TX @ Dead Horse Saloon
4/25: Midland, TX @ The Blue Max
4/26: Hatch, NM @ Sparky’s
4/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Rip’s
4/28: San Diego, CA @ Shakedown Bar
4/30: Costa Mesa, CA @ King’s Inn
5/1: Los Angeles, CA @ The Escondite
5/3: Provo, UT@ ABG’s
5/4: Salt Lake City, UT@ The Garage
5/5: Grand Junction, CO @ Sabrosa
5/6: Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
5/7: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
5/8: Tulsa, OK @ Mercury Lounge
5/9: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
5/10&11: Adams, TN @ Muddy Roots Spring Weekender
5/17&18: Yorkville, IL @ Widow’s Peak Music Fest
5/23: Green Bay, WI @ The Crunchy Frog
5/24: Lombard, IL @ Brauerhouse
5/28: Quincy, IL @ The Club
5/29: Joplin, MO @ Blackthorn Pizza
5/30: Wichita, KS @ Lizard Lounge
5/31: Kearney, NE @ The Garage
6/1: Ft. Collins, CO @ Choice City Stomp Festival
6/8: Liberty, MO @ Retro Bowl
6/20: Mankato, MN @ NaKato Bar
6/21: Bayport, MN@ Deep Blues Festival
6/22: Trenton, NE @ Pondstock Music Festival
6/28: Columbia, MO @ Roxy's
7/2: Knoxville, TN @ The Well
7/3: Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
7/4: Sylva, NC @ No Name
7/5&6: Winston Salem, NC @ Heavy Rebel Weekender
7/7: Sylva, NC @ No Name
8/1-8/30: Path To Muddy Roots! A tour encompassing most of the USA, including the southwest, west coast, northwest, great plains, midwest, and eastern midwest.
8/30-9/1: Cookeville, TN @ Muddy Roots Music Festival
And many more to come!
We spend so much time in our vehicle (sometimes up to 8 hours a day) that we really need to upgrade both for our safety and our sanity. In this case, getting a larger and much more reliable vehicle would provide us with mobile sleeping arrangements as well as the ability to carry extra personnel. We could even install an inverter/battery setup to run a mini-fridge and microwave! As a low-earning hard-touring rock n' roll band, small improvements like this on our everyday situation while on tour could help save a lot of money! This money, the same money that you're backing our 2013 tour with, could ensure that we keep touring full time for years to come!
When we don't have to worry about getting there, we can bring you the best show possible.
Here's a few examples of the rewards offered to backers!
The hand-painted drumheads:
Risks and challenges
There are many risks and challenges associated with full-time musical travel, including exhaustion, financial woes, and vehicular malfunction. At this point, vehicular malfunction is a huge thorn in our side. We have NEVER missed a show, but it's only a matter of time until we're faced with a major problem and are sidelined. With a little boost in our tour budget, used primarily for a new vehicle, this won't happen! We're doing what we love, and we'll continue to do it until the wheels fall off!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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