Filter Launch Indiegogo Campaign to Offset 2013 World Tour Costs
Filter just released their latest album, 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight,' and they want to take it to as many fans as possible. Going directly to the source, Filter has launched a new Indiegogo campaign to help offset the costs from their world tour through an incentive-laden fundraiser.
Beginning today, fans can visit the Indiegogo campaign site where they can bid on any number of Filter VIP incentives that will help keep the band on tour, playing their new album for the masses. The incentive tiers range from the minimal $10 digital download of 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight' album to the high end $3,500 VIP package that includes a Filter signed guitar, VIP backstage access, and a combo pack that includes drum heads, a gold vinyl record and a t-shirt.
Other interesting offers available to fans include the chance to have coffee with frontman Richard Patrick when he comes to a venue near you, a Skype session with the full band, the opportunity to create your own set list for the group to play and joining Patrick's postcard club (which entails receiving hand-written postcards from the frontman every month for the rest of the year). You can see all of the incentive options by visiting the Indiegogo campaign website.
In total, the band hopes to raise $40,000 and all funds will be put toward their world tour costs. Patrick says of the campaign, "After laying down an ear recipe that is sure to piss off a few neighbors on our new record 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight,' we realized it was necessary that we tour the world and break a few more strings with all of you. This is something we've dreamt about from the very beginning, but to fulfill this dream we are going to need your help. Over the last couple of months we have observed the success that this method has produced for several bands and artists alike. It's an unusual method, but it's a new method and it seems this is a way for us to connect with you, our fans, on a much more personal level. We like that."
Filter just released 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight' album, which features the lead single 'What Do You Say.' The band is currently headlining the 2013 Summerland Tour. See the dates below.
Filter Summer 2013 North American Tour
6/14 -- Moncton, New Brunswick -- Casino New Brunswick
6/15 -- Boston, Mass. -- House of Blues
6/15 -- Jim Thorpe, Pa. -- Penn's Peak
6/18 -- Rochester, N.Y. -- Montage Music Hall
6/19 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Stage AE
6/20 -- Philadelphia, Pa. -- Electric Factory
6/21 -- Columbus, Ohio -- LC Pavilion
6/22 -- Hammond, Ind. -- Horseshoe Casino
6/23 -- St. Paul, Minn. -- Myth Live
6/24 -- Mandan, N.D. -- O.N.E.
6/26 -- Denver, Colo. -- Ogden Theatre
6/28 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- Wiltern
6/30 -- Bakersfield, Calif. -- Brighthouse Networks Amphitheatre
7/2 -- San Diego, Calif. -- Humphrey's
7/3 -- Chico, Calif. -- Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
7/5 -- Laughlin, Nev. -- Avi Resort & Casino
7/6 -- Tempe, Ariz. -- The Marquee
7/7 -- Tuscon, Ariz. -- The Rock
7/10 -- Corpus Christ, Texas -- Concrete Street Amphitheatre
7/11 -- Lake Charles, La. -- L'auberge Casino Resort
7/12 -- Dallas, Texas -- South Side Ballroom
7/13 -- Austin, Texas -- Austin City Limits Live/Moody Theater
7/14 -- Houston, Texas -- Proof Bar
7/16 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- Wildhorse Saloon
7/18 -- Hyannis, Mass. -- Cape Cod Melody Tent
7/19 -- Danbury, Ct. -- Ives Concert Park
7/20 -- Hampton Beach, N.H. -- Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7/21 -- Port Chester, N.Y. -- Capitol Theatre
7/23 -- Des Moines, Iowa -- Ragbrai
7/27 -- St. Louis, Mo. -- River City Casino
7/28 -- Kansas City, Kan. -- Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre