'Gemini' EP + US, UK & EU Tour (Cancelled) (Canceled)
We're rebooting this campaign! Be sure to re-pledge once you see the reboot go live! Thanks for your support :)
WE'RE REBOOTING THIS CAMPAIGN! :D
We've heard you guys loud and clear and have decided to reboot the campaign with a new goal and revamped rewards! Read the latest update and look out for the launch day announcement! Here's some things you can expect from the rebooted campaign:
25% GOAL UNLOCKED! THANK YOU!
You pushed us to 25%! Here's your first unlocked bonus content!
'Distracted': Behind the Scenes
Last year you guys helped bring my biggest album yet to life. 'B.R.A.V.E' was released in November 2017 and it’s been a rollercoaster ever since. My music reached more people than ever before and it’s all thanks to you… but the story doesn’t finish here. My new EP 'Gemini' is the next chapter.
The idea for 'Gemini' was born from a lyric in a song I wrote when I was younger called 'Tomorrow.' That lyric was:
'Gemini' is about self-discovery and learning to be your own guide. It’s about acknowledging the conflicting traits that make us whole. It’s about loving yourself for all that you are and most importantly, being in control of your own future... and this time, we're taking this EP on tour.
I'm excited to offer physical copies of 'Gemini' exclusively here on Kickstarter. With every EP pre-order through this campaign, you'll also receive a fun and unique 'Fortune' card that will have some wise words that you can carry with you wherever you go in your purse or wallet. You may even recognise some of these wise words from the lyrics on the EP.
I talk with and perform to so many of you every day through my YouNow livestreams and having that connection has always been special to me. Not only have you guys been in the audience… even more so you’ve been like MY RECORD LABEL. Because of your support on the last campaign we made something successful together that I couldn’t be more proud of.
The funding from this campaign will kickstart the new EP and enable me to take that first step into being able to tour EVERY YEAR overseas. The aim of this first tour is to earn enough on ticket sales and merch to fund another tour the following year. We'd like to get to the point where we can eventually branch out even further afield to reach Australia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and more. Without this initial funding in place, it’s just not a possibility.
Honestly, I miss touring. In 2012, my partner James and I set out on a UK tour. We didn’t have much at all. We slept in the back of a van at dodgy rest stops, ate nothing but peanut butter sandwiches for a month and sometimes performed 3 shows in one day. And I still loved EVERY second. And promised myself that we needed to make this happen again in the future but on a bigger scale.
I loved waking up everyday in a new city not knowing what to expect. We always wanted to tour overseas but simply couldn’t financially. Until now.
We want my 2019 tour to be as intimate and spontaneous as my livestreams always have been… where it’s just you, me, the music. And we want you to be as much a part of the tour as we are! Because your involvement and meeting you guys along the way has always been one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable parts of my music. I've loved having you guys with me on this journey so far.
SO... WHERE ARE WE HEADED?!
We're headed to North America, UK and the EU in 2019. But we want you to be a part of the plan. We want to hear which states, cities and countries you'd like to demand a show for. Every pledger will have the opportunity to request their country, city or state in a survey that will be sent out if we hit our goal on this campaign. Our aim is to get to as many places as possible. One of the rewards even allows you to book me for a house show, which immediately secures your city for a show on the tour!
I've enjoyed performing house shows here in the UK. Now I'm offering to do the same while on tour stateside and throughout the EU!
WHAT WILL THE FUNDING… FUND?
So where will the money be going? Here's a visual breakdown of exactly where the funding will be used:
Costs involved for the Tour in UK, EU & US include:
Food (Something more substantial than peanut butter sandwiches)
Visa costs for us to head to the US gets... pricey. But we're happy to share that these costs and a portion of the US side of the tour is being funded externally by the BPI & Department of Trade through MEGS (Music Export Growth Scheme). It's so fantastic to have their support.
SO... WHO'S TOURING?
If you don’t know me by now then hello! I'm the singer-songwriter and artist behind the 'B.R.A.V.E' album and 'Gemini' EP. I've been writing for over 10 years and have worked professionally as an independent musician and songwriter for the last 8 years, since graduating from University with a First Degree in Music Composition & Professional Practice. I pride myself on interacting with and performing to my listeners daily through live streaming.
You can find out more about my musical journey here: www.emmamcgann.com
James is our TM and FOH engineer for every show. A tech-savy gentleman and professional musician himself, James has worked as an engineer and producer since a very young age. He has worked closely with me behind the scenes on all of my music releases over the past 10 years. We’re incredibly lucky to have James for his unrivaled skills in live sound, production, driver duties and dad jokes. James also produced the previous album 'B.R.A.V.E' and will be producing the 'Gemini' EP.
Well sought after the world over for his guitar licks and good company - Tom will also be my support act at every show. Tom was responsible for the majority of the guitar tracked on the first album and also co-wrote 'Love Can Happen Like This' from the record. I'm so happy that we're able to whisk him away with us on tour. If anything you should just come along to each show to see those dreadlocks bounce.
Here's a look at what you'll be able to unlock through-out the progress of this campaign:
25% (£3,000) - 'Distracted' Behind the Scenes Video
50% (£6,000) - ‘Distracted’ single preview for pledgers
75% (£9,000) - ‘Distracted’ Acoustic Video (Exclusive Look)
100% (£12k+) - Unlock Stretch Goals
Speaking of locks... be sure to check out the love lock reward where I'll be writing your name and my name on a 'Gemini' branded padlock and locking it to a love-lock location somewhere in the world! Popular love-lock locations include Dublin, Cologne, Italy & Nevada's very own Lovelock in Persching County!
For those interested in the Tour Sponsor reward, your name will feature on the EP itself, on any promotional materials we utilise i.e. posters, flyers, backdrops, etc. You'll also be eligible for ALL the rewards on this campaign!
How Do You Add Extras To Your Pledge?
If you'd like to combine multiple rewards, select your first reward as normal and then just add the cost of the second reward Item plus the shipping cost to your total pledge amount.
For Example: To add 'Signed EP' on top of your existing reward, just add £20 + country shipping costs to your total pledge.
To add 'Signed Poster + EP' on top of your existing reward, just add £50 + country shipping costs to your total pledge.
Once you have done that send a message through the Kickstarter private message system with details of the extra rewards you wanted. (You can find this through the 'contact me' link on the main project page)
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge will be deciding upon venues and booking these venues in advance to make for a perfect, unfaulted tour.
As we plan to begin the tour in July/August 2019, this gives us plenty of time to arrange. We're happy to say we already have sponsors for the tour.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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