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TTWS is releasing their first album in 16 years, New Constellation and we want you to be a part of it!
TTWS is releasing their first album in 16 years, New Constellation and we want you to be a part of it!
6,304 backers pledged $264,762 to help bring this project to life.

Project update 7.0 - New rewards and a note from Todd

A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to our Kickstarter campaign thus far. We are still completely overwhelmed by the response. We have a lot of updates this week! New backer rewards (based on your feedback) a special note from Todd and a new stretch goal!

Since we have reached our first stretch goal of $150K - all backers will be receiving a new, in-studio acoustic recording - distributed as a digital download - and recorded at Revolver studios. For stretch goal #2 - if we reach $250K before the end of the campaign - all backers will get a Live EP from an upcoming tour date. More music!

Thank you everyone for your continued support! 

And don't forget - we need your email in order to get you your album download code before the end of the project. Please see THIS POST for instructions! 

See you on the road!

ADDITIONAL PACKAGES:

1. $ 75 - Limited Edition New Constellation T-Shirt (designed exclusively and only available through Kickstarter Campaign). Signed Kickstarter limited edition of new studio album New Constellation on CD (with special packaging plus FOUR (4) bonus tracks (from the New Constellation recording sessions) Limited Edition Toad "postcard"/sticker set (4 postcards). Advance Digital Download of new studio album New Constellation (with 96k option), plus FOUR (4) bonus tracks and special extras (from the New Constellation recording sessions) - 1 Week Before Album Release or when the project is 100% funded

2. $75 - Limited Edition New Constellation T-Shirt (designed exclusively and only available through Kickstarter Campaign). Limited Edition signed New Constellation 12" Vinyl. Limited Edition Toad "postcard"/sticker set (4 postcards). Advance Digital Download of new studio album New Constellation (with 96k option), plus FOUR (4) bonus tracks and special extras (from the New Constellation recording sessions) - 1 Week Before Album Release or when the project is 100% funded

3. $250 - Kickstarter Exclusive Album Release Show in the city of your choice! (must co-incide with an upcoming tour date). You and a guest will get tickets and special access to a show of your choosing! All travel, accommodations is on you, but we will provide: Two tickets to the show. Toad the Wet Sprocket Pre-Show Party - with the band - come hang with us before the show, take as many photos as you want, we'll sign your Toad collectibles, etc. Special viewing area for show. Signed Kickstarter limited edition of new studio album New Constellation on CD (with special packaging plus FOUR (4) bonus tracks (from the New Constellation recording sessions). Limited Edition Toad "postcard"/sticker set (4 postcards). Advance Digital Download of new studio album New Constellation (with 96k option), plus FOUR (4) bonus tracks and special extras (from the New Constellation recording sessions) - 1 Week Before Album Release or when the project is 100% funded

4. $1500 - You will attend the show of your choice, All travel, accommodations is on you, but you will be able to perform a few Toad songs of your choice with the band during soundcheck. Take as many photos and/or video as you like and we'll sign your Toad collectibles etc. You will also receive - Signed Kickstarter limited edition of new studio album New Constellation on CD (with special packaging plus FOUR (4) bonus tracks (from the New Constellation recording sessions). Limited Edition Toad "postcard"/sticker set (4 postcards). Advance Digital Download of new studio album New Constellation (with 96k option), plus FOUR (4) bonus tracks and special extras (from the New Constellation recording sessions) - 1 Week Before Album Release or when the project is 100% funded

MESSAGE FROM TODD:

Thanks to the folks that have been early supporters! It's been a blast reading all the great feedback on the new album. We apparently have the best fans in rock and roll! We are in the final few weeks of our Kickstarter campaign and to go out in style, we have added some cool new pledge options and pricing. So make sure you check them out!

You may be wondering what we are going to do with all the money we have been so graciously pledged with. Well, after we take a nice long vacation in Hawaii, (just kidding) we will pay our bills for recording and mastering the album. These days we could have recorded it ourselves quickly and cheaply, but we decided we wanted a real studio and a great producer (Mikal Blue) and the time to get it just right. (I think we mixed each song at least 15 times!!) We have also hired a team to help us promote the album and get the song(s) to radio (gotta grease the radio programmers with trips to hawaii ---- jk again). We will need to make some music videos. This time - cheaply (I wish we thought of the prancersize video idea before John Mayer did). Videos still get played, but usually you see them when your pumping your gas instead of sitting on mom's couch watching MTV after school. I am also told people watch videos online on YouTube.

We also have (what we think is) some of the coolest album art we have ever had (big thanks to artist Ben Ciccati) --- Oh and I almost forgot, we actually have to print up all the CD's, t-shirts, and posters that you were so kind to buy in advance from us. Oh, and now that we've hit our stretch goal of 150k we are going BACK in the studio to record an acoustic EP for you all as a thank you for still supporting us after all these years. Now if we have a little left over from all that...Aloha. :0)

In all seriousness, this project has been a lot of fun and its exciting for us to share with you and we can't wait to see you all out there this summer!

-Todd

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    1. Missing avatar

      John Kipp on

      Love the new album. What's the ETA for the acoustic EP?

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      Aaron Rissen on

      Just backed the band @ $25, can't wait to get my downloads. Saw two awesome Toad shows this weekend in Chatt & ATL - What a weekend! Nothing like a good Toad show road trip! Wishing I had more money to give here, but I did buy stuff at the shows too! Wishing the band all the best! Fan for life!

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      Ryne on

      Los Angeles*

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      Ryne on

      Los Angeles*

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      Ryne on

      Thank you Rebecca, I was talking about LA.

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      Rebecca Deane on

      Ryne -- all the tour dates are on http://toadthewetsprocket.com/. If you are asking about Los Angeles, they play the Troubadour on Aug. 23 or in Santa Ana on Aug. 25. If you are asking about Louisiana, there isn't anything on the schedule right now (they played in New Orleans in May).

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      Ryne on

      When is your next show in LA?? And also when will you be sending out the acoustic recording we get for the stretch goal?

    8. Matthew Tackett on

      1. Any chance you'll do a few ala cart things (like adding a litho or the like)?

      2. Any fans in St. Louis wanting to split the $250 package for the August show?? If so, hit me up!

    9. Bill Barnes on

      why such limited quantities of the new $75 packages?
      and i agree with marty re: the signed cd at the $100 level and the unsigned cd at the $75 level

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      Marty McCall on

      I think at the $75 level, we were hoping for the CD + t-shirt, whereas at the $100 level it's a *signed* CD + t-shirt.

      (Which is not to say that we don't value your signatures. We do! We'd just rather the money for a plain CD directly to you instead of to those folks at Amazon.)

    11. Toad The Wet Sprocket Creator on

      @ Barbara - YES - you should be able to update through Kickstarter to another level!
      @ Shelby - we made a little mistake on the package..as it actually already existed! oops.
      @ Thanks Rebecca - YES - LA party is at the Troubadour!

    12. Barbara Galvan on

      I did $200 because I wasn't able to travel for the LA show (previous travel commitment). Can I now throw in $50 more to get the new pledge deal?

    13. Shelby Cass on

      Hi! Is there a way to upgrade my pledge to $75? I am lamenting my lack of t-shirt. I totally understand if no. Thanks!

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      Rebecca Deane on

      Toad -- did you really mean to limit the $75 pledge levels to 5 backers and 12 backers?

      TheEdge, the LA-album release is the show at the Troubadour on Friday, August 23.

    15. TheEdge on

      Hi Guys,

      Early back at the $250 level. I'm still a bit unclear when and where the LA show is taking place that's included for the $250 level.. Any chance you guys could post that for us people who have failing memories?

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      Jenna Radich on

      This is the first time in my 32 years that I have been totally sad because I don't have an extra 10,000 dollars to spend as I wish...

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      Amanda Blumenthal on

      Thanks for adding the release party option for cities other than LA. I told Dean if you did I would increase my pledge in a hot second...and so I did! So proud to be able to help you guys. Your music has meant more to me than you could possibly know, and I'm just happy I can give back to you in a way that contributes to your success (oh, right...and I get new music to boot). Love the new tunes!

    18. Joseph Fuchs on

      I message you via Facebook.... thanks for responding. Keep up the great work.

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      Marty McCall on

      Only 12 CD + T-Shirt packages? I guess they really were limited.

    20. Toad The Wet Sprocket Creator on

      Ooops. Sorry guys....made a tiny mistake on the packages. We're adding a few more to include a Litho of some really cool artwork.

      @Joseph - Send us a private message and we'll work it out.

      EL TEE - they're being designed right now and will look similar to the art we've been posting here throughout the campaign!

      Anjanette LeTourneau Ridenour - Yes! You can just "upgrade"

      Joseph - the $250 package is you and 1 guest - so maybe sell the other tickets? We can work it out if you private message us

    21. Joseph Ormond on

      The album is phenomenal! If I upgrade to the $250 package is it too close to get the new package before the Cats Cradle show in Chapel Hill? I already have tickets but I'm willing to upgrade for the pre-show extras and the special area. Thanks again!

    22. Rovita Echave Hamilton on

      um ... the $75 packages and $100 packages are the same?

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      Leigh Billings on

      Is there any difference in the $75 and $100 packages? They seem identical to me.

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      EL TEE on

      One more question: are there visuals of the shirts and/or postcards to view to help decide the package choice? Thanks.

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      EL TEE on

      I think the $250 show and access with album package should include a shirt.

    26. Travis Blair on

      Maybe you can shoot a video in Hawaii! I think you guys made the right decision with recording the album and agree that the art is amazing! I'm also super excited and gracious that you guys are doing the acoustic recording. It's easy to be the best fans in rock when you guys are the best band.

    27. Jonathan Doan on

      I upgraded to the $75 level to get the CD (which I was going to get ANYWAY, only now IT'S SIGNED BY TOAD!!!!!!1!1!!1!!!!) along with all I already received and will receive once the project is funded. Let's keep this going!! More Toad!!

    28. Eddie A. on

      Try to record Crazy Life in Acoustic in that EP, please?

    29. Anjanette LeTourneau Ridenour on

      If I am already a backer and would like to upgrade my pledge to get a different reward, is it possible (and will it get correctly captured in the system) if I just click on the "Manage Your Pledge" button and follow the instructions? I don't want to mess anything up in the system, so I wanted to check first. Thank you!

    30. Joseph Fuchs on

      I am a 200$ backer now and have already bought 3 tickets to the concert here in Minneapolis in November. If I bump mine up to the 250$ how would that work since I already purchased the general admission seats?