9/7/2012 UPDATE!!! So we hit the bare minimum target of $7k but the expenses have been a little higher than we expected for our van deposit. So we have some new rewards for you guys... FOR EVERY $3k OVER GOAL WE WILL RELEASE A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED NEW TRACK TO EVERYONE WHO DONATES!!!
16k: Rip it Out
If you have already donated you will recieve the links as well. Even if you only donate $1, when we hit these goals you all recieve a new track! So keep posting, tweeting, and spreading the word!
9/4/2012 UPDATE!!!We have successfully hit our bare minimum target of $7000! Thanks to everyone who has donated or promoted thus far! However our van deposit was much higher than originally expected and we still have lots of other tour expenses so we're gonna keep pushing for as much as possible with some stretch goals soon to be announced with extra rewards for previous and future backers! Please keep posting and spreading the word so we can make this a successful tour and thank you all so much. We are humbled and amazed to have recieved this much support so quickly!
Unsigned Houston band, thelastplaceyoulook, is embarking on their first national tour opening for national artists 10 Years and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus!
We have the opportunity we have been working all these years for: to go on a national tour with major artists and show our music to thousands of fans!!!!
We couldn't have gotten this far without the support of all of you wonderful fans. Who needs a record label? We got something better... WE'VE GOT YOU!!!!
Now we need just a little more help from you guys so we can make this amazing opportunity a success!
We're going to be gone for 6 weeks covering over 12,000 miles across America for 26+ shows! Although this is the chance of a lifetime operating expenses are going to be higher than we've ever seen.
Here is a breakdown of what we're budgeting for:
- Hotels:$2880 (however we plan to cut this way down considering we're gonna try and meet as many awesome new fans as possible that will let us crash on their floors)
- Gas:$2750 (but only with the new van we need to get, in our current van it will be $6000!!!)
- Food:$15/day for 5 band members each x 48 days = $3600
- Support Staff: Tour Manager/Sound Guy/Merch Guy= $20/day. Only cause he loves us lots. That and he's easy ;) $980
- Merch Supply: $3000 for CD's and T-shirts
- Emergency Fund: In case of breakdown or injury $1000
- Van Payment:$1600
- Trailer Rental:$300
- Extra Gear:$1000 scrims, cameras, promo beards, etc etc
- Van Buildout: BUNKS!!! and seats and storage compartments and what not $1000
- Practice Room: $600 so we don't lose our rehearsal space we've had for 7 years
Total Budget: $18,710
Now we have saved and of course we're gonna make money on the road but we still need help with the van down payment and the expenses of touring on a whole new level we've never attempted before.
So we're asking for you guys to help out with a portion of the budget of at least $7,000.
But if you break it down it's totally doable.
We have over 4000 fans on facebook, so if everyone donated $2 we'd be able to make our bare minimum to complete our project for a total of $8000! That's over 100%
Now if everyone gave us $5 we'd have our ENTIRE BUDGET!!!
And we'd be able to use what we have saved up for a cushion in case of emergencies. As always none of this is going in our pocket, our bellies maybe, but we don't profit off the band just yet. It's more about us being able to spread the music to everyone we can!
Almost as important as donating, we need you to spread the word once the site goes live. Facebook post it, Tweet it, share it, email your contact list, spread it around the workplace, tell all your friends AND enemies! We as a city and community of music lovers have the opportunity to help a band from our hometown break out in a big way!!!
It's been too long since Houston had a rock band out there nationally showing people why our city rocks and we hope to make you guys proud! So if you can spare a few dollars, or even a lot of dollars we will give you some super fun prizes as well as know that we all did this together!
Here are the tour dates below:
Sep 15 Capone's Johnson City, TN
Sep 18 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
Sep 19 Club Fever South Bend, IN
Sep 21 Elbo Room Lounge Rhinelander, WI
Sep 22 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Sep 23 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Sep 25 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
Sep 27 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
Sep 28 Station 4 St Paul, MN
Sep 29 Wooly's Des Moines, IA
Sep 30 The Cotillion Ballroom Wichita, KS
Oct 02 Hurricane Harry's College Station, TX
Oct 04 Click's Tyler, TX
Oct 05 Geo's Mcallen, TX
Oct 06 BUZZFEST 29 Houston, TX
Oct 09 Juanitas Little Rock, AR
Oct 10 The Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA
Oct 13 The State Theatre St Petersburg, FL
Oct 14 Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct 16 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Oct 17 Hooligan's Jacksonville, NC
Oct 19 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Oct 20 Mr. Smalls Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 21 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Oct 27 New Daisy Theatre Memphis, TN
Oct 28 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
plus more dates are being added as we speak...
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