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Help DEFEND LIVING WITH LIONS as they stand up against the Canadian government in an effort to save their latest album, "HOLY SHIT"
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2011 has been an incredible year for Vancouver BC's, LIVING WITH LIONS.

After releasing their second full-length album, HOLY SHIT, and embarking on an 11 week tour of North America, they found themselves in a fight to save their album against the forces of the Canadian government!

Living with Lions' record label, Black Box Recordings, received loan money from FACTOR  (the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records), which is an essential program for the arts in Canada.  These funds directly contribute to the costs to record the album and to create the art direction that captures the essence of the album.

When members of the Canadian government caught wind of the album's artistic content, all hell broke loose and pressure was applied to FACTOR for supporting content that some people found too offensive to be supported!

Rather than censor and destroy their artwork to meet the sensibilities of the newly conservative Canadian government, LIVING WITH LIONS is choosing to return the funds borrowed from FACTOR, both preserving their artwork in it's entirety and also showing the Canadian government that freedom of speech and freedom of expression are core, fundamental values that they are willing to defend.

Stand together with LIVING WITH LIONS, in their cause to show the Canadian government that there are enough people in the world willing to spend their money on the arts;

Stand together and DEFEND LIVING WITH LIONS.

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    - Personalized Thanks from the band on their Facebook page

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    - Digital Download of the album, "HOLY SHIT"
    - Get an Exclusive "DEFEND LIVING WITH LIONS" Sticker
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    - Digital Download of the album, "HOLY SHIT"
    - Physical copy of the 12" LP, "HOLY SHIT"
    - Get an Exclusive "DEFEND LIVING WITH LIONS" Sticker
    - Be thanked in a video from the band

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    - Digital Download of the album, "HOLY SHIT"
    - Physical copy of the 12" LP, "HOLY SHIT"
    - Physical copy of the CD, "HOLY SHIT"
    - Get an Exclusive "DEFEND LIVING WITH LIONS" Sticker
    - Be thanked in a video from the band
    - Hand-written Thank You note on a LIVING WITH LIONS Poster

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    - An Exclusive "DEFEND LIVING WITH LIONS" Sticker
    - Digital Download of the album, "HOLY SHIT"
    - Physical copy of the CD, "HOLY SHIT"
    - Physical copy of the LP, "HOLY SHIT"
    - Hand-written thank you note on a LIVING WITH LIONS POSTER
    - Exclusive "HOLY SHIT" Shirt depicting the provocative artwork that caused the controversy, never to be sold to the public or re-printed!

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    Be thanked in the liner notes of the next Living with Lions release
    - Receive a personal 60 minute Skype Date with Living with Lions
    - 3 custom shirt designs from Stu Ross' design company, Honest Living Design
    - Everything Above!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    - The band co-writes a song with you, about a topic of your choice
    - One-on-One phone conferences with Living with Lions' team - their management, booking agency, record label and publicist - priceless career advice from some of the best in the business
    - Everything Above!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    - Bill Crook tattoos YOUR name on his body! That's permanent!
    - Guaranteed guest-list spot for life for Living with Lions shows in your town
    - A signed Fender Squire Stratocaster from Living with Lions!
    - Test Pressings of the 12" LP "HOLY SHIT" and the 7" EP for "Honesty, Honestly"
    - Everything Above!

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