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In over 8000 miles, 45 days, and 38 shows The Go Round will cross the country to bring songs of love, loss, and laughter to your door.

WHAT: After two years of building up steam by playing the heck out of Brooklyn and the Northeast Corridor, The Go Round is going on its first national tour. We will be circumnavigating the U.S. to bring our tunes to your town. Along the way we'll be publishing an online tour diary of our songs and experiences on the road. Upon our triumphant return to Brooklyn we'll fashion all the pictures and videos into a DVD which is available to you as a reward.

WHERE: We have spent the last few months calling every bar, coffee shop, bowling alley, record store, and dirty bookstore from Brooklyn to Seattle to L.A. to Austin and back, packing as many shows as we can into six sublime weeks of touring. We will load Deirdre, our trusty Subaru Outback, to the gills with: guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, drums, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, laptops, cameras, camcorders, and at least one change of britches each. We will bid adieu to our day jobs and say hello to the open road - the glorious open road.

HOW: All we need now is a handful of generous music lovers to dig deep (or not so deep) and contribute to our bold enterprise. With your participation we will be able to afford all the basics of touring including: gas, tolls, campgrounds, seedy motels, cheeseburgers, Slim Jims, ginger ales, M&Ms, parking tickets, and Advil. Not to mention the all important public relations and radio publicity we have invested in to let the masses know The Go Round is in peak form, on our way, and ready to rock.

Here's the awesome awards available to you if you join our cause:

So start pledging over there on the right side of the page. There are rewards at every level, large and small. Every nickle counts.

Remember! According to the Kickstarter rules, your pledge only counts if our goal is met. Even if you can't contribute, you can still help by spreading the word. Please Like, Tweet, Email, or simply tell someone about this project - especially someone rich.

Thanks so much for your support.

By the way:

Check it out! Our test pressing for the new EP came today...

Remember, if you buy the vinyl EP you get a free digital download as well. This is a digital download of the actual vinyl record in all its analog glory. How cool is that?

The company that is making our record is in Nashville, Tennessee. The are called United Record Pressing. They actually pressed the very first Beatles 7” that was made in the U.S.! Check them out at: www.urpressing.com. We play in Nashville on our tour. Maybe we’ll visit the factory and send you some pictures.

And here are our tour dates so far:


09.16.11 - Manhattan, NY @ Piano's - EP Release Party and Tour Kick Off!
09.17.11 - Cortland, NY @ The Blue Frog
09.18.11 - Fredonia, NY @ house show
09.19.11 - Toledo, OH @ the Ottawa Tavern
09.20.11 - Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
09.22.11 - Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
09.23.11 - Beloit, WI @ The Coughy Haus
09.24.11 - Madison, WI @ house show
09.25.11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Bryant Lake Bowl
09.27.11 - Rapid City, SD @ Prairie Berry Winer
09.29.11 - Leavenworth, WA @ Der Winterhof
09.30.11 - Tacoma, WA @ house show
10.02.11 - Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous
10.03.11 - Portland, OR @ Alberta Street Public House
10.05.11 - San Francisco TBA
10.06.11 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Linnea's Cafe
10.07.11 - Fresno, CA @ Bel-Tower
10.08.11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl (free in-store)
10.09.11 - San Diego, CA @ Tin Can
10.10.11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
10.11.11 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
10.13.11 - El Paso, TX @ Percolator
10.14.11 - Santa Fe, NM @ Cowgirl BBQ
10.15.11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Kosmos
10.17.11 - Austin, TX - TBA
10.18.11 - Baton Rouge, LA - TBA
10.19.11 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
10.20.11 - Nashville, TN @ FooBarr
10.21.11 - Louisville, KY - TBA
10.24.11 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Garage
10.25.11 - Richmond, VA @ TBA
10.27.11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fire
10.28.11 - Swarthmore, PA - TBA
10.29.11 - Brooklyn, NY - House Show

More info at: http://www.thegoround.com/shows

FAQ

  • Don't worry! Soon after the Kickstarter ends we will email you asking for all the pertinent information. We will begin fulfilling pledges as soon as we get back from tour at the end of October. Although, a couple rewards may take a bit longer such as the original song and the paintings.

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  • Of course we would love to meet you and all your folk music loving friends! We are still confirming a few shows in the last couple weeks, but here is our calendar so far:

    09.16.11 - Manhattan, NY @ Piano's - EP Release Party and Tour Kick Off!
    09.17.11 - Cortland, NY @ The Blue Frog
    09.18.11 - Fredonia, NY @ house show
    09.19.11 - Toledo, OH @ the Ottawa Tavern
    09.20.11 - Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
    09.22.11 - Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room
    09.23.11 - Beloit, WI @ The Coughy Haus
    09.24.11 - Madison, WI @ house show
    09.25.11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Bryant Lake Bowl
    09.27.11 - Rapid City, SD @ Prairie Berry Winer
    09.29.11 - Leavenworth, WA @ Der Winterhof
    09.30.11 - Tacoma, WA @ house show
    10.02.11 - Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous
    10.03.11 - Portland, OR @ Alberta Street Public House
    10.05.11 - San Francisco TBA
    10.06.11 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Linnea's Cafe
    10.07.11 - Fresno, CA @ Bel-Tower
    10.08.11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl (free in-store)
    10.09.11 - San Diego, CA @ Tin Can
    10.10.11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
    10.11.11 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
    10.13.11 - El Paso, TX @ Percolator
    10.14.11 - Santa Fe, NM @ Cowgirl BBQ
    10.15.11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Kosmos
    10.17.11 - Austin, TX - TBA
    10.18.11 - Baton Rouge, LA - TBA
    10.19.11 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
    10.20.11 - Nashville, TN @ FooBarr
    10.21.11 - Louisville, KY - TBA
    10.24.11 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Garage
    10.25.11 - Richmond, VA @ TBA
    10.27.11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fire
    10.28.11 - Swarthmore, PA - TBA
    10.29.11 - Brooklyn, NY - House Show

    More info at: http://www.thegoround.com/shows

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  • Great question. While we are being extremely budget conscious there are some sizable expenses involved with having a successful tour:

    Public Relations - $2400

    Radio Promotion - $1500

    Gas - $1500

    Lodging - $1500

    Those four items account for most of the Kickstarter budget and we haven't even snapped into our first Slim Jim yet! Here are more details for the breadheads out there:

    PR - This will all be for naught if nobody comes to our shows. So, we hired Riot Act Media out of Portland, Oregon, to promote our tour to hundreds of print, TV, and online media publications. These guys work their tails off to get the word out which is very important because we are playing in places we had never even been to. We have already seen this begin to pay off in terms of blog interviews and visitors to our websites.

    Radio Promotion - For this we hired Pirate! Pirate! to focus on bringing our music to the attention of disc jockeys nationwide. This also helps get the word out and hopefully results in some radio interviews along the way.

    Gas - 8000 miles / 25mpg * $3.80 a gallon = sorry mother earth. We looked into renting a bio diesel van, but it was out of our budget this time around. Next Kickstarter.

    Lodging - This one is hard to estimate because we try to spend as little as possible here. In most towns there are generous souls who will let us crash on their couches, but sometimes we are forced to camp or worse case scenario spring for a hotel. We are on the road 45 days and budgeted for only 10 hotels at $150/night. The good news is The Go Round loves camping!

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