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We are Jukebox the Ghost, a constantly-touring piano-pop trio, embarking on a new mission: To make our first ever live record.
We are Jukebox the Ghost, a constantly-touring piano-pop trio, embarking on a new mission: To make our first ever live record.
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Hello, internet and real life friends and listeners. Ben, Jesse and Tommy here. If you're reading this, we're gonna assume you know the basic gist of who we are: Jukebox the Ghost, a decade-strong piano-pop trio with four LPs under our belt and over 800 shows across the world. We've spent the last decade of our lives touring and touring and touring and touring. And we do love it. It's become our way of life - how we test out new songs, how we interact with our fans, and how we see the world. The live experience has shaped the kind of records that we've made throughout our career, and we felt it was time to turn our focus on documenting a previously-undocumented and vital part of our existence. We've always struggled to capture our live energy on record - and now we're attempting to!

Part of why this is happening is because we are recently-independent (label stuff, it's complicated/boring!) and we're excited by the prospect of doing a release ourselves. And with a gigantic tour on the horizon, we realized we had a win-win ahead: the opportunity to document the live experience that has always been the bread and butter of our existence and a chance to do it the way that we want to do it, directly to our fans.

That's where you come in: But don't think of this Kickstarter as a plea! Making a live album is expensive, but we're doing this as a preorder mechanism directly to YOU. We're just honored that you'd consider preordering this damn thing. And as part of it, we're also creating some fun, limited edition stuff to express our gratitude. Signed stuff, poster stuff, clothing stuff, doodle stuff, etc. All the stuff.  AND ALL BACKERS will also be receiving Kickstarter-only bonus tracks.

WINTER 2016 TOUR

Jan 19 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Jan 21 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Jan 22 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
Jan 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
Jan 24 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Jan 26 - Miami, FL - The Rock Boat
Feb 1 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
Feb 3 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Feb 4 - Houston, TX - Studio at Warehouse Live
Feb 5 - Waco, TX - Common Grounds
Feb 6 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Feb 8 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
Feb 9 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater
Feb 10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Feb 12 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Feb 13 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
Feb 15 - Boise, ID - Reef
Feb 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Feb 18 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Feb 20 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
Feb 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
Feb 23 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Feb 24 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
Feb 26 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Feb 27 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
Feb 29 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
March 1 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
March 2 - Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater
March 3 - Columbus, OH - Skullys Music Diner
March 4 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
March 5 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 16 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall
March 18 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
March 19 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
March 22 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
March 24 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
March 25 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
March 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

Much love,
Tommy, Ben and Jesse

Risks and challenges

We've never made a live record before, we're willing to admit that there could be some bumps in the road. We can't rely on audio from just one show since this is a bit of an experiment, so we're going to be multi-tracking multiple shows at different venues across the tour and picking the best of the bunch. There will be a LOT of trial and error.

Since we'll be on tour when many of the pledges are happening, there will be a lot to catch up on when we get back home!

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