Slow Club And Songkick.com Announce A Special Crowdfunded European Tour Where Fans Get To Decide The Cities Played
LONDON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Just back from supporting a sold out Mumford and Sons tour in the US, Slow Club are delighted to announce a European tour between the 23rd and 29th of November 2012. Uniquely, however, Slow Club are letting their fans decide which cities they play through a crowdfunding experiment in partnership with Songkick.
Slow Club and Songkick are really excited to be partnering together on this innovative way of connecting with their fans. Detour is an experimental new way for fans to get involved in deciding where bands tour; connecting fans and artists so that together they can put on unique and creative live music experiences. For more details please visit http://detourjam.com/slowclub
There are a total of ten cities in the campaign: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Hamburg, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Munich and Zurich. Slow Club will perform to fans in the first five cities that reach the pledge target. Once confirmed, the fan pledges from the winning cities convert into tickets, and any remaining allocation goes on general sale. Fans from cities who do not reach the target in time are fully refunded.
Songkick, now the second-largest live music site after Live Nation, helps bring fans and artists closer together. Winner of a Webby Official Honoree award in 2012, Songkick was recognized by Music Week as the Best Consumer Digital Service in 2011 and by Billboard Magazine as one of the Top 10 Digital Music Startups of 2010. With over six million monthly users, Songkick makes it easy for fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss them live. With its Tourbox publishing tool, Songkick helps artists power their tour dates across the Internet through an unrivalled partner network that includes BandPage, foursquare, Hype Machine, MTV, SoundCloud, Spotify, VEVO, and YouTube. Songkick is backed by Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures and Y-Combinator as well as angel investors. Experience Songkick at www.songkick.com, on the iPhone, on Spotify and on Android.
About Slow Club
Having built a burgeoning following on the success of their much-loved debut full-length Yeah So, Slow Club's sophomore album Paradise was a further step forward in song craft and lyrical maturity. Among much other praise, the album received nods from Under The Radar (8 of 10) who featured the band in their year end issue, The New York Times, Rolling Stone who labeled them a "Band To Watch", and Pitchfork who write that "the duo has evolved from being among the best of an indie pop field overcrowded with cutesy duos to carving out a distinct niche for itself that opens up further opportunities for creative growth."