Want to have DEVOUR THE DAY perform in your garage? Or get signed original artwork by bassist/songwriter Joey "Chicago" Walser? Or get a personalized pre-recorded video message from Walser and singer/drummer/songwriter/producer Blake Allison? How about singing or playing guitar onstage with the band at an upcoming show? Now, fans have the opportunity to make any of those dreams happen.
Today, Walser and Allison are launching a Kickstarter campaign, including a slew of exclusive incentives, to help with the creation of the music video for their second single. In addition, they're looking to their fans to be an integral part of the making of this very special video, which will be released in early 2014.
DEVOUR THE DAY's Kickstarter campaign can be found at http://kck.st/GWqVrw, which has all of the information and the following instructions about making video submissions:
We want to tell the story of how YOU, the fans, raised US back to life. And we can only tell it TOGETHER.
WAIT, YOU WANT ME IN THE STORY?
That's right! Here's how it works:
STEP 1 - PLEDGE TO OUR CAMPAIGN. 1 dollar, 50 dollars, 1,000 dollars, whatever sounds good. Remember, the bigger the pledge, the more awesome the reward.
STEP 2 - RECORD A 10-15 SECOND VIDEO on your smart phone or computer answering this question: "Why do you support Devour the Day?"
(Doesn't need to be fancy, don't need any lights, don't need lots of makeup, just be yourself.)
STEP 3 – E-MAIL your video to: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the end of the campaign, we'll take all the videos you send in, and WE'LL ACTUALLY USE THEM IN OUR MUSIC VIDEO!
In fact, we've already finalized the video concept, and it DOESN'T WORK WITHOUT YOUR VIDEOS. You'll see what we mean when it comes out...
For the grandest donation of $5,000, DEVOUR THE DAY will perform songs from TIME & PRESSURE at the lucky donor's house. As the band proclaims, "This will be the greatest house party ever!"
The video clip will be produced by Neighborhood Film Company, a creative production company that mentors and employs adults in recovery through the process of filmmaking. They've created short films for Nike, the Philadelphia Eagles and Levi's. NFCo. is partners with Project H.O.M.E. and creators of the non-profit, Working Film Establishment, which uses NFCo. as a training ground to prepare adults in recovery for thriving employment at their company and in partnering companies/industries.
"Good Man," the first single from their critically acclaimed debut album, TIME & PRESSURE (released May 7 on Fat Lady Music/Caroline Distribution), has sold over 40,000 singles and has now reached the Top 10 (#10) on Billboard's and Mediabase's "Active Rock" chart. It's also #9 on Mediabase's "Mainstream Rock" chart and #4 on SiriusXM Octane's "Big Uns" weekly countdown. The lyric video for "Good Man" (which has over 515,000 views) can be found on the band's YouTube page.
In touring news, the band is currently criss-crossing the U.S. along with Hinder and Candlebox. Check out DEVOUR THE DAY at any of the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
With Hinder and Candlebox:
Tue 10/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Wed 10/16 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
Thu 10/17 Destin, FL Club L.A. (headlining)
Fri 10/18 Jacksonville, FL Mavericks At The Landing
Sat 10/19 Birmingham, AL Iron City
Sun 10/20 Little Rock, AR Juanita's (headlining)
Wed 10/23 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
Thu 10/24 N. Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino
Fri 10/25 Ardmore, OK Heritage Hall
Sun 10/27 Council Bluffs, IA Whiskey Roadhouse
Fri 11/8 Dayton, OH McGuffy's House of Rock
Sat 11/9 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
Sun 11/10 Racine, WI Rt. 20
Tue 11/12 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
Wed 11/13 Watertown, NY Nautical Turtle (headlining)
Thu 11/14 Luzerne, PA Brews Brothers West
Fri 11/15 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Sat 11/16 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon