Hello there, this is Xander Smith, singer and ringleader of the indie rock band, Run Run Run. We “HAVE ROCK, WILL TRAVEL” - with your help!
Rx3 is hittin' the road this Fall, traveling around the U.S. with a van and a dream: to play the music we love to the people who love it! We're doing this completely on our own without any financial backing - truly an “Indie” adventure! However, since none of us have the last name of Jones or look anything like Harrison Ford, we thought we'd better ask for help from our friends, family and fans.
Now, now, before you pull out your no-limit, Titanium American Express card... let us tell you what we need and why we need it! We've set a modest goal of $2,000 to help cover the sky high cost of filling the gas tank of a large van driving thousands of miles around the country. Our actual expenses for equipment rentals, a trailer, lodging, tour promo and radio advertising, and our bold attempt to professionally stream much of this each night online will probably land around $7-10,000. Yikes! Two-Thou doesn't sound so bad now, does it??
So you may be saying, “Xander, you're a nice guy, but why should we throw money in your gas tank instead of our own?” Oh, boy, do I have the answer for you! Not only will you be purchasing the Warm Fuzzy Feeling of supporting independent artists and good ole Rock n' Roll, but you'll also get some really cool prizes! Tell them, Vanna:
MUSIC & MERCH: We'll autograph cds! We'll autograph posters! We'll autograph exclusive Rx3 Have Rock, Will Travel 2011 Tour Tshirts! We'll autograph each other and send you pictures! We gots Sharpies!!
VIP PASSES: Hang with the RRR boys when we come to your city! We've got an EXTRA something special brewing for each tour stop, besides the awesome rock concerts we have planned for you. Want to come to soundcheck? How about a private acoustic performance or Q&A session? Who wants to go on a guided pub-crawl through the French Quarter of New Orleans? We'll even throw in a shiny Rx3 laminate & lanyard so everyone knows you kick(start) a**! Deal?
SKYPE ME! Let’s set up a skype chat online, where we are all yours for 30 minutes. We can tell you the true Hollywood stories behind all of our songs – we don't have real kids yet, so these are our babies! Would you like to pick your favorites and have me sing them to you? Or I can tell you about all our amazing folks like My Chemical Romance, Rickie Lee Jones, Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys, Adam Lambert, Monte Pittman and Tommy Joe Ratliff, the Strokes, Z trip, Journey’s Steve Perry, Pussy Cat Dolls, and many more folks who have crossed the RRR path along the way. We can even tell each other Knock Knock jokes if we run out of things to talk about!
Now you know WHAT we're doing, WHY we need your help, and HOW cool the stuff is we're giving you in exchange, but did you know: Kickstarter is ALL OR NOTHING. If we don’t hit our goal, Kickstarter will return your pledge, and we are S.O.L. Please help us avoid hitchhiking to Cleveland and/or selling all of our personal belongings on ebay. If we make enough, we might not even need to crash on your couch during tour! Every dollar counts!
We love and appreciate you all so much, especially our Street Team! Want to join in on the RRR action even more? Contact @Rx3_StreetTeam and/or @kcinkcity on Twitter (Kc Inkcity on Facebook) to help out at shows or lend a hand online.
Together, you and we (Rx3)... HAVE ROCK, WILL TRAVEL!!
- (30 days)