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Madonnatron UK Tour fund

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Raised by 25 people in 10 months


Background
After a very musically successful year and a half, releasing our debut album on Trashmouth Records in July 2017, touring with The Moonlandingz & PINS, messing about on Marc Riley's show on BBC6Music, and opening for The Black Lips, NOW is the time for Madonnatron to soar like a condor over the mountains of progress - and/ or go on tour!

Embarking on our first UK headline tour in March and April this year, we will bring our warped sonic offerings to loyal fans and to those who find themselves unwittingly in line for conversion. We have 12 dates booked across the country: Southampton, Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Margate, Sheffield, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow & London. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Madonnatronband/events/

Typically, this kind of escapade needs some financial input which, unfortunately, is above and beyond the meagre means we have at our own disposal. We are doing this entirely ourselves - no tour manager/ hired driver, not staying over where it is a date that is close enough to come back home from, etc - so as to keep costs at the bare minimum, but even with this being the case we are still going to struggle to fund it without outside input. Despite huge support from various corners both mentally and emotionally, we do not have any kind of financial backing for such a venture. 

Aims
We are getting paid for each gig (on the day of each gig) and although some of our outlay will be recouped, it won't even cover half of what we need to pay out and doesn't help us now at the point of booking all these things in so we are basically just trying to raise enough to cover the costs of hiring a van, accommodation in the places where we will need to stay overnight and something towards petrol.

For the tour, a la Sleaford Mods, we are going to have a collection bucket at each show for people to chip in to raise money for a homeless charity local to that city (all proceeds will go to that charity); as we are aiming to make a positive impact in real terms for people wherever we happen to bring our music.

The Plea
We know there are far more worthy causes out there, but nevertheless, touring at this stage in the Madonnatron trajectory will underpin our efforts to be able to keep doing what we are doing; for we know that despite our garish appearance and sometimes avant-garde musical meanderings, ours is a noble, yet humble, cause; bringing certain joy to many good folk around the world and we really would like to keep doing that.

Any amount that you can give will be very gratefully received and as tempting as it would be to invest the money in a hot tub and some dancing boys, it will actually go towards keeping our excellent local van hire company in business & maybe enable Travelodge to invest in some new, slightly less depressing curtains.

There are some rather magnificent rewards going, from personalised merch; to backstage show passes; to a range of almost certainly unnerving encounters whereby we descend upon your house in one glittering form or another. You can of course contribute without signing up to receive a dose of something Tron too.

Donate if you dare! Derring do!

REWARDS/ BUY MERCH
You can donate without requesting any of this guff but if you do want any of the below please indicate in the comments what you would like…

£5 - Spiritual gratitude and exclusive tour photos - you will receive eternal gratitude across the ether plus an email with exclusive photos taken whilst on tour
Unlimited availability

£12 - T-shirt - choose from classic black with white print OR grey with pink print with the original Madonnatron logo (see Update section for photo).
Please indicate size required - S/M/L.
P&P included (Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For).
Please contact us for International Shipping price before donating if to be sent outside UK.
Unlimited availability

£15 - T-shirt - white with red/ blue print with the Madonnatron album back cover design (see Update section for photo).
Please indicate size required - S/M/L.
P&P included (Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For).
Please contact us for International Shipping price before donating if to be sent outside UK.
Unlimited availability

£17 - Test pressing of next 7” single - you will receive an original test pressing of our next release due out Spring 2018 - there is only a limited run of these.
P&P included (Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For).
Please contact us for International Shipping price before donating if to be sent outside UK.
4 out of 5 available

£18 - Limited edition tour poster print - signed and numbered A3 colour poster print of our glorious ‘Dawn of the Tron’ 2018 UK tour poster (see Update section for photo).
P&P included (Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For).
Please contact us for International Shipping price before donating if to be sent outside UK.
50 out of 50 available (total amount printed will be 120 max)

£25 - Tour poster t-shirt - choose a band member from the tour poster to grace your screen printed white t-shirt - will be hand finished & embellished (see Update section for full selection of band members). Please indicate size required - S/M/L.
P&P included (Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For).
Please contact us for International Shipping price before donating if to be sent outside UK.
12 out of 12 available

£25 - Backstage pass at a show - get entry to the gig & come and hang out with us in the green room (if there is one) where you’ll: get a share of our rider, join the fruitless hunt for a kettle to make a cup of tea, and laugh nervously as you are bombarded with all sorts of weird chatter about things that don’t make sense.
11 out of 12 available

£25 - Test pressing of next 7” single - signed with hand drawn artwork - you will receive an original test pressing of our next release due out Spring 2018 with band artwork on the sleeve and centre - there is only a limited run of these.
P&P included (Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For).
Please contact us for International Shipping price before donating if to be sent outside UK.
5 out of 5 available

£40 - Test pressing of our debut album ‘Madonnatron’ - signed with hand drawn artwork - you will receive an original test pressing of our debut LP with band artwork on the sleeve and centre - there is only a limited run of these.
P&P included (Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For).
Please contact us for International Shipping price before donating if to be sent outside UK.
4 out of 5 available

£45 - Signed personalised merch pack – limited edition tour poster, tour t-shirt (choose a band member from the tour poster to grace your screen printed white t-shirt - will be hand finished & embellished) & upcoming 7” single due to be released in Spring 2018.
Please indicate size required - S/M/L.
P&P included (Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For).
Please contact us for International Shipping price before donating if to be sent outside UK.
10 out of 10 available

£50 - Cameo in one of our videos - you will get a special starring role in one of our upcoming videos - think an extra with a speaking part, like the top of the extras, think Big Ron in Eastenders circa 1988.
1 out of 2 available

£50 - Original artwork by members of the band - we all dabble in nefarious visual reckonings in some form or other. You will get one piece of original artwork made by a member of the band for you to show off to guests/ hide for fear of getting arrested.
P&P included (Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For).
Please contact us for International Shipping price before donating if to be sent outside UK.
4 out of 4 available

£75 - 30 minute shoulder massage – Ever seen how Beth pummels those drums? You too can be a victim of these wretched hands. Not calling card in a phone box stylee, just a genuinely good healing hands experience. She promises to be gentle apparently.  As a bonus, the proceedings will be overseen by Charlotte wearing a bird mask. No funny business, one squawk and you’re dead - noone wants to see the white feather… just RELAX.
Location TBA.
3 out of 3 available

£120 - Write an opera style song based on one of your life events - tell us the subject and we will write a song in opera style, record a performance of it on a video phone & send to you for posterity.
2 out of 2 available

£150 - Cook a meal in your house dressed in sequins – an intense, unique, and potentially retina scarring experience - lead by Charlotte’s indomitable culinary talents, the band will come to your house and cook you the meal of your life.
Travel expenses & ingredients must be provided (accommodation expenses must be provided if outside Greater London).
1 out of 1 available

£200 - Madonnatron Mystery Tour - give yourself up to a 2 hour mystery tour with us. In the vein of Toyah Wilcox, it's a mystery, so we will leave it at that.
1 out of 1 available

£300 - Private acoustic gig - we will come to a suitable location to perform a set of songs, unplugged.
Travel expenses must be provided (accommodation expenses must be provided if outside Greater London).
2 out of 2 available

£500 - Private electric gig - we will come and blast your ears and eyes with our full rock out set. Not for the faint-hearted.
Travel expenses must be provided (accommodation expenses must be provided if outside Greater London). Show location must have backline.
2 out of 2 available


Please note that all rewards will be fulfilled asap after 1st May 2018 - apart from our standard merch, ie not tour related, which can be sent as and when, and the backstage pass which can happen at any of our upcoming shows.

Main photo credit (Madonnatron on the toilet floor of the Windmill, Brixton) (c) Rowan Allen

 

 

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Again, so sorry for the delay in getting these gloriously decorated test pressings out to those who purchased them. We've had a fair amount of unforeseen delay in getting our hands on them so please bear with us and we will bestow these marvels upon you asap. Thanks for your patience! xx
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Hellooooo
Just an update to let you know that the expected date for the vinyl release of the single has now been put back from 11th May to sometime at the beginning of June so anyone who requested artwork for the test pressing of the single fear not! it is still due but we haven't had the pressings back yet to be able to scribble on them.

Anyone who requested a t-shirt should now have theirs as they were sent a few weeks ago but let us know if they haven't appeared.

Any other rewards will be fulfilled asap!

Thanks very much,
Beth
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Thanks again to all the people who have helped us by donating in the last two weeks. It has provided some much needed petrol money for the steel chariot of the Tron!

The tour rolls onwards to Brighton this Thursday, Liverpool on Friday and Manchester on Saturday. Here is some footage from the last time we were in Brighton supporting PINS in November...

xx
Jackattack!
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Thank you so much to everyone who has very generously donated so far this week and to everyone who has acted like a knife laden with Nutella upon a piece of thick white bread and helped spread the word... it really is going to help us enormously. Any further assistance will be gratefully received xx
at Easycome with wild Hankdog this week
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