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An acid-blues  concert tour to benefit Democratic candidates in swing districts.
An acid-blues concert tour to benefit Democratic candidates in swing districts.
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Bees Deluxe have vowed to tour as many states they can reach to play benefit concerts for state and local Democratic candidates before the mid-term elections in November.  We'll flip the districts with acid-blues music. We will be donating our services, living on day old donuts and couch-surfing through the mid-west to get out the vote, promote progressive candidates who support affordable healthcare, the climate, public education, fiscal responsibility and the future of the human race.

You can help us cover the cost of the van rental by making a donation here (all of our musical instruments, amplifiers, drums and sleeping bags just don't fit in our Ford Edsel). 

Thank you! Please check the tour itinerary here - and if you have a couch (or a friend with an above ground swimming pool) near one of these venues please don't hesitate to pick up the phone and/or email us! 

We’ll be playing for free, driving through the night and living on day old donuts - because these desperate times call for drastic measures. And we’re happy to give it our all. We hope you can help, too. Help us cover the cost of the rental van and make America Flip for the Blues

Our top donor may get a free private concert at the venue of their choice home. Donations over $50 get an autographed CD copy of our new all-original acid blues album "Voice of Dog." And everyone gets to live in a country that’s a little more sane.

Risks and challenges

The tour dates are booked (and being added to) so long as we don't experience two hurricanes and eighteen flat tires in one day we'll make it - there and back!

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    Wassup?

    For the generous donation of $10 we will send you an exclusive email thanking you with an exclusive photo from the flippin' tour - perhaps showing the band eating pizza, restringing the bass guitar and/or driving into a Piggly Wiggly Store, that you can print out and put on your refrigerator door.

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    "Greetings from Flippin" postcards

    Receive an autographed postcard from the tour as we trail across flippable states. Featuring coffee stains, beer rings, personalized messaging and signed by all the members of the band - perhaps the local Candidate too?

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    "Voice of Dog" CD - signed.

    Get a limited edition signed copy of "Voice of Dog" the all original new CD album by Bees Deluxe.

    "what might happen if Freddie King took a lot of acid then wrote a song with Pat Metheny and asked a strung-out Stevie Ray Vaughan to take a solo"

    — Blues Blast Magazine

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    A Red Elec. Guitar for you to paint Blue

    Should you be so brave as to donate $600 to the Flippin' for the Blues Tour - we will ship you a Red Electric Guitar (it's a Start/Tom Anderson Frankenstrat Partscaster with two single-could pickups and one humbucker and a tremolo, ask for photo?)

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    Acid Blues Performance

    For a mere $1000 Bees Deluxe will host a fresh Flippin' for the Blues event in your house, yard, barn, bar or restaurant. Book soon! as tour dates are piling in - pending travel distance and timing we may need travel and board costs.

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