The idea of getting fan help to support a tour or album took a big leap this week when Amanda Palmer manged to receive over $1 million in pledges through a Kickstarter campaign.
Now the Tea Party wants to see what they can do. From the press release:
With a catalogue consisting of eight releases in The Tea Party’s career so far (their last release was in 2004), fans on the band’s Facebook page and at recent live shows have shown an increasing amount of interest in a new or live recording.
There is an Australian National Tour in July and a Canadian Tour in August to get through first, so a new studio recording will have to wait. In the interim, a live album recorded during the band’s upcoming Australian Tour is not out of the question.
However, to make it all happen, the band will need the support from their fans. Kicking off at 8pm EST on June 1 (June 2 in Australia), you can go to www.PledgeMusic.com to pledge your support and get the wheels in motion. There is a deadline of 60 days to meet the target, and if the target isn’t met, no record will be made and fans will be reimbursed.
“We’ve always wanted to do a proper live record, and the opportunity to capture the band in front of a passionate Australian audience has presented itself to us. The fans can join us and together we bring this record to life via Pledgemusic.com. With Pledgemusic, our fans are able to tell us exactly what they want by pledging. This might be the future of the music business, or perhaps one of the futures.” – Stuart Chatwood (bass/keys/vox)
So there you have it Tea Party fans…let’s make it happen!
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