Our Asheville, NC based band, Travers Brothership
, will be touring Europe for the first time for a 6-week period (1/22/19 - 3/11/19). This tour involves 30+ shows
, and will cover the span of 8+ different countries.
Musicians and music industry professionals have advised us to take our music to Europe ever since Travers Brothership began writing music back in 2012. In February of 2018 we received an email from an experienced booking agency in the EU (Teenage Head Music) offering to book us a European Tour in 2019, and after some intense research, we decided this was the perfect chance to take our music across the pond.
As you can imagine, an independent band of our nature touring Europe for the first time is a very costly endeavor.
The expenses involved in this tour are astronomical in comparison to what it costs us to tour in the U.S. and after draining our savings on our recently released album "Let The World Decide"
we need your help if we are going to be able to pull this tour off without burdening ourselves with a massive amount of debt.
Here are some of the expenses of this tour we are raising funds for:
- Baggage Fees
- Van Rental
- Renting Back-line Gear for the Shows (Amplifiers, Drum kit, etc.)
- Transportation (Van Insurance, Gas, Tolls)
- Tour Manager Payment (We have to hire one to drive, translate, etc.)
- Booking Agency Fee
- Cost of acquiring Passports
- Shipping CD's
- Screen Printing
- International Banking Fees
- International Phone Service (So we can keep you up to date on social media, and call home to friends and family)
We were all taught to never be afraid or too proud to ask for help when we are truly in need, and this is a scenario in which we will need some financial help to be able to make this tour comfortable. Most importantly, your contribution will ensure we are all well fed, healthy, and happy
during our time in Europe. Our end goal here is not to make a profit
, but to spread our music around across the Atlantic, and break even
if at all possible.
Your support on this fundraiser will mean the world to us, as none of us have ever even left the U.S. and we are truly "rolling the dice"
to be able to do this tour. We all have to make sure our rent and bills are payed here in the states prior to departing, and looking at our current finances, it is safe to say we are all a tad anxious and stressed about our financial stability during and after this lengthy overseas tour.
Anything you can contribute before we depart or during the 6-week tour itself will be GREATLY appreciated
. We have the best fans and supporters a band can ask for, and we love you all very much. Thank you so much for standing by us, and for your continuing support throughout the years. We can't wait to make some more music for you in 2019! Please share this fundraiser so we can reach our goal!
If you are unfamiliar with Travers Brothership, here are some links for you can check out our music, videos, website, and social media outlets.
- Youtube Channel