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It's time Seazon of the Fly embark on their first midwest tour. We're touring from MN to SXSW and everything in between.
It's time Seazon of the Fly embark on their first midwest tour. We're touring from MN to SXSW and everything in between.
50 backers pledged $1,938 to help bring this project to life.

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We've been a band for almost 10 years now. In the past decade, we've recorded 3 albums and released 7 music videos. We've always wanted to go on tour, but never had the chance. FINALLY the chance has arrived and we are taking it. Our destination gig is none other than SXSW in Austin, TX. With your support we can hit the road and make SXSW the highlight for our first tour in March. Below is our planned tour route:

Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and Wisconsin.

If that wasn't enough...We're in the midst of making a brand new EP to be released in March. A $25 pledge will pre-order the brand new EP, "The Heart of Diptera"! Aaaaaaaand you'll also receive the tour t-shirt! 

The Tour Shirt will have the same artwork on front and tour dates/cities on the back.
The Tour Shirt will have the same artwork on front and tour dates/cities on the back.

We'd love to see some of our fans on the road, so hopefully we'll be in a city near you. In order to fund this tour, we need to raise $4,000.  We're using Kickstarter to "kick start" that goal with $1,500...ba dum psh...

HOWEVER ... IF we raise:
$6,000 not only can we afford the entire tour, but we'll also purchase a macbook; which will help us create an even better live show!

$10,000? We can afford in ear monitors!

$20,000? We'll ride proper like, in the SotF RV/bus!

WAIT! THERE ARE PERKS FOR EVERYONE!!  We enjoy playing songs from bands that have influenced us. So, if we reach the goals below, we'll release YouTube videos of us covering the following songs.  

$100 raised - Change (in the house of Flies) by Deftones 

$500 raised - Lateralus by Tool 

$1000 raised - Thriller by Michael Jackson 

$1500 raised - Sober Yourself by Tool & Eminem (our own remix/mashup)

Dare us... ;)

$2500 raised - Free Bird by Lynard Skynard (All of it)

$5000 raised - Kiss the Girl from Little Mermaid (lol, yea for real)

Find us on YouTube for some of our other cover jams. But first, here's an original...

Risks and challenges

Some of the risks and challenges will be:

Funding the entire tour - Between Kickstarter, playing other local shows between now and March and merch sales; we should be able to meet the financial goal.

Venues to book and bands to play with - Using online tools like Facebook, Reverb Nation and Sonic Bid we should have plenty of time to locate and contact other bands and venues to set up some shows.

Travel expenses - The idea is to negotiate enough pay at each show in order to afford the motel rooms, gas and food. This is doable!

Playing in markets we have never been to before - That's why we'll focus on contacting similar sounding bands in the areas, based on the assumption that they'll be able to draw in a decent crowd.

Sending money home to our families to make up for time away from our "regular jobs." That's what the $4000 is for. :)

Your support means the world to us and we can't thank you enough for helping make this dream a reality. We look forward to seeing everyone on the road!

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  • Yes you can. As long as your total pledge meets the requirement, you can switch anytime until Dec. 2nd. So let's say you pre-ordered the EP for $25, but then you decide you'd rather have the "Contributed" shirt. You can up your pledge to $50 and then switch.

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    One buck for LUCK!! Plus, your name in the credits of our of our tour video... for your contribution. It's the least we can do, for the least YOU can do! :)

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    Video Thanks from SOTF and all 4 album downloads from our discography

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    Video Thanks and footage of us creating a special, one of a kind white T-shirt featuring our Sharpie skills. Signed by SOTF.

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    CD of 5 demo tunes that have never been heard or released. Featuring our Sharpie skills!

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    We're in the works of making our new EP, "The Heart of Diptera". Pledge and be the FIRST to get it! PLUS you'll receive the Tour Shirt!

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    SOTF ball cap, all four of our CD's signed by the band and a pre-order of the new EP, "The Heart of Diptera".

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    Maybe you live somewhere a little colder, how about a beanie cap, all four of our CD's signed by the band and a pre-order of the new EP, "The Heart of Diptera".

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    "I contributed and thus I am Fly"
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    A skype lesson on any instrument, for any of our songs and/or interview about anything you would like to chat about. With any one of us. Limited to one hour. Includes a $25 reward of your choice.

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    A Skype lesson on any instrument, for any of our songs and interview about anything you would like to chat about, with ALL FOUR of us. Limited to one hour. Includes a $25 reward of your choice.

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    Autographed broken cymbal, drum head and pair of sticks signed by the members of SOTF
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    Pro Tools master session for any song off of Wonderfly. By pledging this, you agree that this cannot be used for resale. Includes a $25 reward of your choice.

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    Backer Creates an "Official" video for any song currently without video. Posted on our Youtube channel. All credits due where appropriate.
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    Infinite guest list in the 5 state area. If we play anywhere in MN, IA, WI, ND or SD... you're on the guest list. You will receive a custom SOTF lanyard pass as well as spot on the guest list (just in case) Includes two $25 rewards of your choice.

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    Custom Wonderfly Illustration by Pat Jensen (Wonderfly artist) with YOU in the mix (Just send us a pic of yourself posing like you're at a meet and greet). Signed by (optional) all of us AND Pat Jensen. Framed. Includes Includes two $25 rewards your choice.

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    A one hour live set at YOUR place. You design the set from our list of songs (originals or covers). Date/Time is negotiable. Backer covers travel expenses. Includes two $25 rewards of your choice.

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    Not only did you fund our entire goal, but you also get a 2 hour set at YOUR place. You design the set from our list of songs (originals or covers). Date/Time is negotiable. Backer covers travel expenses. Includes two $25 rewards of your choice.

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    Buy Junt's 4 piece flat black Pearl drum set (20" kick including custom SotF logo bass drum head, 12" and 14" toms with Pork Pie snare. No hardware or cymbals). Includes three $25 rewards of your choice.

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