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We are Citizen Zero.  We've experienced great success and also great loss.  But with your help we hope to bring our music to the world!
We are Citizen Zero. We've experienced great success and also great loss. But with your help we hope to bring our music to the world!
36 backers pledged $3,600 to help bring this project to life.

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We are the Detroit band Citizen Zero.  And we are here to raise the funds to complete our second album at Rustbelt Studios.  This album has taken on even greater significance, as our lead guitarist and brother Matt passed away one week into our studio session earlier this year.  He completed his guitar work on only two of the tracks.  After we lost Matt, we put our work on hold and took time to decide whether we could continue with not only the album, but with the band itself.  This loss we've experienced has affected us both emotionally and financially.  We've lost income from the shows that we were forced to cancel.  But most importantly, we lost the most incredibly talented guitar player we've ever known.  Matt had a singular style, and along with all of the cost associated with recording, mixing, mastering, and producing, we will need to book additional studio time to rework some of his guitar parts in order to complete the album.  We needed time to regroup, to find our new guitarist, and time to heal.  But we are not quitters - we are fighters.  And the money from this Kickstarter campaign will allow us to make the best album that we possibly can... to both honor Matt and give us the best chance to bring our music to the widest audience possible!  Here's the first and best bonus for backing the project.  EVERYONE who pledges $5 or more (except for the $10 'show ticket only' option) will get a download of "Love To Hate", the single from our upcoming album which features the last guitar solo that Matt ever recorded.  We’re also planning a “ComeBack” show on Sunday, June 24th, at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI - and we hope that everyone can join us!  We’re so looking forward to celebrating Matt’s life and marking our return to the Detroit music scene.  We know that we have a lot of living to do and a lot of great music to make – and we can’t wait to share it with you.  

Thank you for the bottom of our hearts for your help and support!

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    Download of the song “Love To Hate” (featuring Matt Dudley's last recorded guitar solo), prior to official release date of new album.

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    Ticket to our “ComeBack Show” on June 24th at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI

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    Ticket to our "ComeBack Show" on June 24th at The Crofoot Ballroom, in Pontiac, MI + advance download of “Love To Hate.”

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    Signed copy of "Love to Hate" CD upon completion + advance download of “Love To Hate.”

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    Pre "ComeBack Show" Mexican BBQ at the Crofoot Ballroom + ticket to the show + “Love To Hate” download prior to official release.

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    Limited Edition CZ T-shirt + “Love To Hate” download

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    Live DVD of our "ComeBack Show" along with special behind the scenes look at CZ.  Your name rolled in the "special thanks" section in the credits + “Love To Hate” album upon completion + “Love To Hate” single advance download

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    1 limited edition Citizen Zero hoodie
    "Love to Hate" advance download
    Ticket to "Comeback Show" - or for out-of-towners - 1 skyped song

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    "The Out of Towner" - Skype acoustic show (just for you!) including your three favorite Citizen Zero songs PLUS Signed copy of "Love to Hate" CD upon completion + advance download of “Love To Hate”

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    VIP Package for the “ComeBack Show” to include: BBQ, ticket to the show, your name rolled in the “special thanks” credits onstage post-show AND VIP backstage meet & greet with complimentary beverages before we go onstage! + “Love To Hate” advance download.

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    Bowl, Putt Putt or one-hour jam session + pizza and beverages with Citizen Zero! Your choice for you and a guest. Must arrange mutually convenient date and provide your own transportation to Royal Oak, MI. Includes pro photo session! + “Love To Hate” advance download

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    Limited edition signed and framed CZ art.  Created by Justin Ahn, CZ's art director! Plus CD and advance “Love To Hate” download.

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    Get the producer's view for a day!  Join Citizen Zero inside acclaimed Rustbelt studios to watch and listen to them record a track (you + 1 guest). You play tambourine! Take a copy of the track home with you post-session. Must agree upon date and provide your own transportation to Royal Oak, MI. Includes pro photo session!

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    Become "a part" of CZ!  Have YOUR initials tattooed on a member of CZ's body!  Spend the day at Lucky Monkey tattoo in Ann Arbor, MI and watch the ink hit the flesh. Includes lunch or dinner + beverages! Must agree upon date and provide own transportation to Ann Arbor, MI.

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    $1500 or more - CZ will come to you and rock your town or party! Location must be within 250 miles of Detroit OR all travel costs must be provided. Venue, backline & accommodations for 4 people must be arranged for in conjunction with band management, be paid for by you, and be reasonable.

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