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25 Years of harsh noise goes to Europe
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The harsh noise band, Black Leather Jesus, is planning our first European tour for May 2014 to celebrate their 25th year. Struggle Session and Svartvit are opening acts on the tour.

We are planning shows for the cities:

May 9, 2014-London, England

May 10, 2014-Manchester, England

May 11, 2014-Glasgow, Scotland

May 12, 2014- Newcastle, England

May 14, 2014- Toulouse, France

May 15, 2014-Paris, France

May 16, 2014-Montreuil, France

May 17, 2014-Hamburg, Germany

May 18, 2014-Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 19, 2014-Kortrijk, Belgium

venues TBA/cities are subject to MINOR changes.

This is an opportunity for fans to assist this large group with transportation expenses in Europe. The money we are attempting to raise will be applied to car rental, fuel, transportation from the UK to the mainland and incidentals related to ground transport.

Risks and challenges

Any tour poses challenges for a large group like Black Leather Jesus. A tour of countries other than our own poses even more substantial challenges, ones which we must carefully plan to offset and anticipate.
First there is the issue of working with unfamiliar promoters in unfamiliar cities. We have known, reliable contacts with whom we have worked in one way or another in many of the cities we plan to visit. A few are new places and people who have contacted us in these initial planning stages. We hope they will promote the shows to bring out enough people, but there is never any way to check that. Our foremost concern, however, is assurance that the promoters and venues are experienced with harsh noise, and are prepared to accommodate the kind of set we play.
Secondly, paying for transportation is only one risk-factor in getting around. Put simply, we are strangers who may or may not speak the language of the land driving from place to place on a relatively tight schedule. We will be at the mercy of road atlases, city maps and the kindness of strangers to find our way around. It may sound funny, but being lost is no laughing matter, and we won't have an option to use our phones to re-route as we have on US tours.
Finally, and most importantly, this funding drive is intended only to pay for transportation and incidentals once we arrive. The individual members of the group are 100% responsible for paying their way to get there. That is a major up-front expense and, while we are hoping the maximum number of members will be able to raise enough for their flights, and to sustain themselves on the road, we cannot promise how many will make it. We can promise that no matter how many of us take the stage each night, this Black Leather Jesus tour will be a once in a lifetime event of full-power harsh noise.

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    Please choose ONE of the following two items for your contribution:

    Fatal Apartment "Restricted" cassette (C-60)

    *Fatal Apartment features Black Leather Jesus members. Claustrophobic/raw harsh noise.

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    Black Leather Jesus "Untitled" loop cassette.

    Please specify which tape you'd want for your contribution.

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    BLJ button plus your choice of ONE of the following tapes:

    Fatal Apartment "Restricted" C60
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    Struggle Session C30
    *Struggle Session is a wall noise project of Ryan Jones. An opening act of the BLJ tour.

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    a tape by Svartvit "Schadenfreude".

    **please specify which tape you want to go with the BLJ button

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    The Godless Girl tape (special packaging) plus
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    The Godless Girl is a wall noise project of Black Leather Jesus members.

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    Please choose one of the items below, your choice:

    RU-486 "Root of Their Problem" C10 + anti-record (7inch).

    *RU-486 is a power electronics/post-industrial project of a BLJ member.

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    "His Lives and Works" 2-cassette box set (2xC30) featuring: Red Hook, Thewhitehorse, A Week of Kindness, and Thenightproduct.

    *This two tape set features Sean E. Matzus of BLJ.

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    Silkscreened Black Leather Jesus T-shirt
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    These are all hand screened (white ink) on black shirts.

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    Silkscreened Black Leather Jesus T-shirt
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    Silkscreened Black Leather Jesus T-shirt
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    "His Lives and Works" 2-cassette box set (2xC30) featuring: Red Hook, Thewhitehorse, A Week of Kindness, and Thenightproduct.
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    Original/One of A Kind abstract painting by Carol Sandin (BLJ member)
    4"x4" small painting.

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    Black Leather Jesus download only release.

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    Original/One of A Kind abstract painting by Carol Sandin (BLJ member)
    4"x4" small painting
    Black Leather Jesus download only release.

    Plus, a single tape of your choice from Fatal Apartment, Black Leather Jesus (loop), The Godless Girl, or Struggle Session. Please specify which tape you want.

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    Original/one of a kind abstract painting by Richard Ramirez.
    11"x14" on canvas.

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    Silkscreened Black Leather Jesus T-shirt
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    Black Leather Jesus "Untitled" loop tape,
    Struggle Session tape,
    The Godless Girl tape (special packaging)
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    original abstract art (11"x14") by Richard Ramirez

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    Silkscreened Black Leather Jesus T-shirt
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    These are all hand screened (white ink) on black shirts.

    Original/one of a kind painting by Carol Sandin
    (4"x4")
    Original/one of a kind painting by Richard Ramirez (11"x14")

    Struggle Session tape,
    Fatal Apartment "Restricted" tape,
    Black Leather Jesus "Untitled" loop tape,
    The Godless Girl tape (special packaging),
    "His Lives and Work" (2tape set of Sean Matzus projects),
    RU-486 "Root of Their Problem" tape/anti-record set,
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Funding period

- (60 days)