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Here is the 3 Years Hollow Story...
Where we've been...
We have been writing, recording and performing music as a band for more than 5 years now. During that time, you, our fans, have supported us and pushed us to do some amazing things! We have written, recorded and released an album (Ascension) and an EP (Remember).
In 2012, we released our first single and video from the Remember EP, entitled Chemical Ride. You, our fans, have pushed that video to over 200,000 YouTube views!
We entered a contest to join one of the biggest summer rock festivals in the country. You, our fans, pushed us to #1 IN THE NATION in votes, put us on the Ernie Ball stage at the Rockstar Uproar Festival in Tinley Park, IL and made us one of the 3 finalists in the overall competition!
And during the last five years, we have focused HEAVILY on growing our Midwest fanbase. Playing over 100 shows and sharing the stage with the likes of Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, In this Moment, Tesla, Pop Evil, Saliva, Taproot, Filter, Black Stone Cherry, 12 Stones and several others. All the while hearing from fans across the country and even the WORLD that you want us to come to your town. So we have pursued just that!
Where we are going...
As we look forward to this and future tours, the reality of touring expenses hits us square in the face.
The music industry has and continues to change rapidly over the past several years. The recent decline in CD Sales has left the music industry (especially rock music) in a state of chaos. Even though the demand for music is at an all time high with iPods, mp3 players and streaming music, music sales are at an all time low. Thus causing many music labels to downsize or dissolve.
Unfortunately, bands at our level don't make enough money on our own to cover all the expenses of touring. Among the expenses are: the up front cost of merchandise such as CDS, T-shirts etc. Not to mention the ongoing costs of gas, food, vehicle maintenance, equipment, promotion, marketing, management etc. We estimate the cost of this tour to be in excess of $15,000.
The potential solution...
This is where Kickstarter comes in. Companies like Kickstarter are paving the way for artists to have careers by closing the gap between bands and their fans, making it possible for careers to flourish, bands to continue doing what they love and fans to get some VERY cool experiences with the bands they love.
We need help from you, our fans. This is your chance to become an integral part of 3 Years Hollow and help us do something we've never done before. To take the 3YH show on the road, outside of the Midwest and show the NATION what Hollow Nation is all about!
What the money is used for...
By helping us reach our pledge goal, you are helping us offset the costs of touring. Thus helping us bring 3YH to the world.
If we DON'T reach our pledge goal...
We get nothing. You pay nothing. No fan incentives are given and we become very sad musicians.
If we DO reach our pledge goal...
We get your generous pledges that funds our project and helps us fund this tour. And the best part is YOU get your incentives which allows you to get some pretty cool stuff and experiences!
If we EXCEED our pledge goal...
WE KEEP GOING. There is no limit to how much we can raise. If we far exceed our goal we will keep the tour going! We will book more dates and get to more cities! We want to keep going until we have met every last one of our fans and played these songs for everyone that wants to hear them!
Can we do it?
So many times you, the fans, have told us you believe in us. From selling out shows to purchasing our music to putting us on the most amazing stages with the most amazing bands. The truth is, we believe in you even more than you believe in us. This is our chance to show it. This is our chance to offer you some very unique experiences never before offered in exchange for that amazing support.
Frequently Asked Questions...
I would LOVE to give this to a friend or family member as a gift. Can I?YES! Spectacular idea. If you would like to support 3 Years Hollow but want to give the reward to someone else as a gift, please go through the normal process of making a donation in your name. Then, when we reach out to you via e-mail to request additional information, please tell us who should receive the reward.
Can people from outside the US pledge to projects?
Risks and challenges
The majority of our challenges will be from a scheduling standpoint and we have a management team that will work feverishly to do that.
We will make ourselves available through Kickstarter, facebook and twitter to answer any questions that should arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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