Hello! Thanks for visiting my Kickstarter page!
My goal is to raise 30,000 so I can take my band and I on tour in 2012.
****NOTE**** I unexpectedly reached my goal in one day!!! With days still left in the campaign, whatever extra I raise will go towards more touring potentially outside of the US, more albums, music videos, merch and getting my music to you!!****
I've been writing music and recording since I was about 14 and through the up's and down's of it all, and being signed twice, I've begun releasing my music independently. The one thing I haven't had the means to make possible yet is touring the songs!! With Kickstarter existing, I feel it's finally in my reach to make an official tour come to fruition. But, I need your help!
What I'm offering!
- Signed Hard copies of the new Skipping Stone EP
- Signed limited edition "Skipping Stone" t-shirts
- Phone calls
- Live video chats
- I'll give you my clothes
- Shows at your house
There's more! Look to the right! ------------------->
[For those who are unable to make it to a show, I have included a live video from one of the shows & behind the scenes footage in some of the packages!]
Where will the money go?
- Keeping 5 band members fed, happy and alive (priceless)
- Van Rental
- Rental gear (if needed, most likely)
- Tour Manager (needed!)
- Flights (depending)
- Raw almonds (super food)
- Spearmint gum. (what?)
If I raise the money, I will start booking venues with my tour manager, kicking off on the East Coast with the plan of moving west...
If I'm lucky enough to surpass my goal of 30,000, extra funds will go towards making my next album, more live shows, music videos and shinier merchandise and packaging! The point is, anything I raise above helps me continue making music and performing.
IMPORTANT FOR BACKERS OUTSIDE OF USA:Make sure you include shipping in your donation amount if you
are outside of the United States.
International orders for physical merch - ADD $10 USD
Canadian orders for physical merch - ADD $5 USD
What can I do to help if I can't donate financially?
- Spread the word! Share this page on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or anywhere you see fit!
- Send me baked goods (jk...but no, really...)
What do I sound like?
- You can hear my music here & YouTube. I recently shot this music video for the new Skipping Stone EP in Brooklyn.
Yes! You have until the end of the campaign to donate!
It's not pre-recorded, it's a real phone call! Including ALL international backers!! :)
This tour is for the US, but if I raise more than expected it will open doors to performing in other countries.
No, a backer can only pledge once per project per Kickstarter account!
All packages are delivered upon reaching the goal amount which in this case is March 24th! You can stream the EP live at http://www.alexzjohnson.com, but for those who want a digital download sooner, it will be available on iTunes & Amazon a few weeks after launch.
I will let everyone know after the campaign is finished. For the US dates, I'm factoring in the analytics of where majority of the pledges are coming from. This information I won't know until the end of the campaign. The same goes for countries outside of the states as they will as well be determined by how much I raise.
An entire show!
Is the vinyl album only available in the "$75" category? Will it be available elsewhere after the campaign?
It's also included in the $450 category.
Yes! It will be available through http://www.alexzjohnson.com
Stage-it is a virtual show that allows fans a front row seat to a backstage experience. You can watch a private performance from your computer, live!
Pledges will only be processed if your project meets its funding goal by its deadline! (Make sure you don't spend the money before the campaign is over!)
If I get 4 tickets, can I bring 3 friends with me to a show? If yes, are they going to the Meet&Greet Backstage as well?
If you're referring to the $650 package, yes! The meet & greet is for your group!
Do you have any ideas what cities in the US you will be touring in now that your goal has been reached?
Hitting the goal so soon has opened up more opportunities for this tour. I'll have a better idea of where I'll be playing when I see the analytics of where people have been donating from, as I will factor this into the route. A lot of this information I won't know until closer to the end of the campaign!
Sure! One VERY IMPORTANT note regarding that though -- you need to make sure the gift card has at least $1 more on it than the amount of the pledge. Amazon sometimes does a $1 ping authorization that does not clear in time for the transaction not to fail when they go to collect the full amount!
At this point, kickstarter only accept pledges through their payment processor, Amazon Payments.
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