Huntress Seeking Crowd Funding For Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tour
Huntress will be following last year's "Spell Eater" (reviewed here) with "Starbound Beast," to be released on July 2nd during the band's run with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The band has now issued the following press release about launching a crowd funding campaign to help pay for the trek:
"Huntress is about to embark on the biggest tour opportunity of their new career, as well as the most demanding and expensive. Huntress has teamed up with fellow Mayhem brothers Battlecross to share the cost for a bus this summer, since their tour vans can't handle the extreme heat. And that is only the beginning of the financial strain for a young metal band with minimal tour support.
"Huntress has started an indiegogo (Virtual Yard Sale) campaign to ensure their participation in the festival. Check out their indiegogo page here, featuring enticing packages and unique collector items. Some of the perks offered are signed CD DigiPaks and Vinyl of their upcoming album Starbound Beast, and packages that feature tickets to Mayhem Festival plus hang outs with the band. Water balloon fights, parking lot BBQs and Astrological readings with Jill Janus are also offered up for sacrifice. Some of the most exclusive perks include the sword prop and red cloak from the 'Eight of Swords' video, and Blake's 1979 Custom GMC Vandura. More items and unique opportunities will be added as well."
In more Huntress related Mayhem news, vocalist Jill Janus will host the first ever Shred-Meister guitar competition. Festival attendees can go to the Jägermeister tents on site and audition for a chance to shred for 10 seconds on the main stage. Each day, one of the 10 finalists will win a custom Jägermeister guitar from Schecter and the overall winner at the end of the tour will win a custom Jägermeister full stack and head courtesy of Peavey Electronics.
"Starbound Beast" will be released on June 28th in Europe and on July 2nd in North America via Napalm Records. The band recorded the album at Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, CA, working with famed producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Agnostic Front). The artwork for Starbound Beast was created once again by Vance Kelly (Slayer, Ghost B.C., Mastodon).
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival:
6/29 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
7/5 Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
7/14 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/16 Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME - Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21 Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/31 Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre at the FL State
8/2 Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheatre
8/3 The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Additional Huntress Dates:
7/1 South Lake Tahoe, CA - Whiskey Dick's Saloon (w/Battlecross)
7/9 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (w/Children of Bodom,Amon Amarth, Behemoth)
7/22 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus (w/Battlecross)
7/29 Louisville, KY - Expo Five (w/Children of Bodom, AmonAmarth, Behemoth)
8/7 Sauget, IL - Pop's Nightclub (w/Amon Amarth, Children ofBodom, Battlecross)
8/8 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works (w/Children ofBodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
8/9 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Downunder (w/Children ofBodom, Amon Amarth, Battlecross)
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