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A regional band reaching to their fans. Reaching to become a national band with no label support. This is the chance of a lifetime.

First, please watch the video above.  And be sure to check out the Updates tab as well!

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...

Eye Empire and Sevendust have graciously offered us some tour dates for an East Coast and Midwest tour. It's truly an honor to have this opportunity to play with these amazing bands.

The challenges...

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'm too excited! How do I get started right now?
It's easy, and incredibly quick! Just click the green "Back This Project" button on this page and follow the steps. It should take you less than 2 minutes to complete the entire process.
 
If I make a pledge, when is my card charged?
If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. That's why we call them pledges.
 
If funding does not succeed do backers pay anything?
Nothing. If funding is unsuccessful, all pledges are canceled and that's that.
 
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
 

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 I increase my pledge once it has been made?
YES! Once you donate to the campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or simply increase your pledge amount. To do so, please sign onto Kickstarter as usual. On our campaign page, click the blue button that reads "Manage Your Donation." If you click it, you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive!

Can I pledge for more than one incentive?
Absolutely! There is no limit to the amount you can pledge or number incentives you may receive. ("Limited" incentives excluded)

Can people from outside the US pledge to projects?
Yes! Anyone, anywhere (with a major credit card) can pledge to Kickstarter projects.

I'm international and keep getting asked for a US address when pledging. What do I do?
If you are a non-US Amazon Mechanical Turk user you may experience a problem trying to pledge. We've alerted Amazon about this bug. Sorry this is annoying. Please view these instructions to pledge: https://www.jungledisk.com/secure/signup/mturk.aspx.
 
 
Still have questions?
Please use the message button at the bottom of the page to ask us questions.  We would be glad to answer them.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

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.

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    An EXCLUSIVE digital copy of the unreleased song "All We Have" emailed to you at the successful completion of our project!

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    A digital copy of the acoustic version of Chemical Ride emailed to you PLUS an autographed photo of the band PLUS all lower level rewards!

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    Your choice of a personalized autographed hard copy of our new acoustic EP or Remember EP. In the message we will thank you for helping send us on our first tour! PLUS all lower level rewards!

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    Personalized autographed hard copies of the Ascension CD and Remember CD. In the message we will thank you for helping send us on our first tour! PLUS all lower level rewards!

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    A limited edition, numbered hard copy of our acoustic EP with YOUR NAME listed in a special thank you section of the CD liner notes! PLUS all lower level rewards!

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    Signed, handwritten lyrics sheet of the 2 songs of your choice PLUS a limited edition Tour Poster PLUS we will put your name or business on a special Kickstarter Thank You page on threeyearshollow.com PLUS we will post a special thank you on our twitter and facebook pages PLUS all lower level rewards!

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    You and one guest will be on the guest list at one of our Eye Empire tour stops PLUS a limited edition Tour Poster PLUS we will put your name or business on a special Kickstarter Thank You page on threeyearshollow.com PLUS we will post a special thank you on our twitter and facebook pages PLUS all lower level rewards!

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    We will create guitar tabs (both guitar parts) to the song of your choice PLUS you choose one $100 reward PLUS all lower level rewards!

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    A drumhead and drumstick used by Chris in a show, both signed by the band PLUS you choose one $100 reward PLUS all lower level rewards!

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    This one comes ala carte. You choose one of our Eye Empire tour stops and we will hook you up with a lanyard that allows you to hang with the band and get an inside view from the time we arrive at the venue through setup, sound-check and be backstage when we go on. We will even throw in a tour shirt and the limited edition Tour Poster! But no other lower level rewards come with this one.

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    You get a 30 minute lesson from the band member of your choice. Could be live at our studio in Davenport, IA or online via Skype. Could be a voice lesson from Jose, a guitar lesson from Tony or Neil, bass lesson from Dex or a drum lesson from Chris. PLUS one of the following: All lower level rewards included ($150 ala carte reward not included, choose one $100 reward) OR $150 ala carte reward but no lower level rewards included.

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    FAN EXPERIENCE PACKAGE 1: You choose one of our tour stops and you will hang with the band and get an inside view from the time we arrive at the venue through setup, sound-check and be backstage when we go on. PLUS one of the following: All lower level rewards included ($150 ala carte reward not included, choose one $100 reward) OR $150 ala carte reward but no lower level rewards included.

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    FAN EXPERIENCE PACKAGE 3: You get to be on set and make a cameo appearance in our next music video! PLUS one of the following: All lower level rewards included ($150 ala carte reward not included, choose one $100 reward) OR $150 ala carte reward but no lower level rewards included.

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    FAN EXPERIENCE PACKAGE 2: Dinner with two band members of your choice at a location within 10 miles of one of our shows PLUS one of the following: All lower level rewards included ($150 ala carte reward not included, choose one $100 reward) OR $150 ala carte reward but no lower level rewards included.

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    We make you a personalized VIP Laminate pass exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign which gives you access to 10 future 3YH shows of your choice! PLUS you choose 1 of the Fan Experiences PLUS you choose one $100 reward PLUS all other lower level rewards!

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    A personal acoustic concert for you and your friends at your house or venue! (within 200 mile radius of the Quad Cities). PLUS you choose 1 of the Fan Experiences PLUS one of the following: All lower level rewards included ($150 ala carte reward not included, choose one $100 reward) OR $150 ala carte reward but no lower level rewards included.

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    We will put a 12” x 18” sticker of your name or company logo stuck to the back of our tour bus. We will advertise your name or business on the highways all over our tour! PLUS you choose 1 of the Fan Experiences PLUS one of the following: All lower level rewards included ($150 ala carte reward not included, choose one $100 reward) OR $150 ala carte reward but no lower level rewards included.

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    This includes ALL lower level rewards PLUS 2 backstage passes to any 3YH show FOR LIFE! PLUS We'll do a 3YH Webisode specifically about you PLUS we'll send you EVERY demo of EVERY song we EVER record from here on out! PLUS You'll get sent the first piece of every new merchandise item we create EVER PLUS We will ask for your input on many of our big decisions as a band. This literally gets you the chance to be part of the 3YH team from here on!

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