The Blackout launched a Kickstarter campaign last night to fund a new DVD. Today, they woke up 15 grand richer.
The Blackout launched a Kickstarter campaign last night so they could fund a DVD to commemorate their time together.
They set a goal for £11,500 and less than 24 hours later, they've raised over £15,000. Not bad going, eh?
The guys explained on the site that the DVD would include a documentary made from never-seen-before footage from 2005 to now, and their entire live set from their last ever gig in Merthyr Tydfil at the end of March.
The Kickstarter allows you to pledge anything between a pound to £300+, with pledge options including signed DVDs, lanyards (ooh!) and even a Matthew Davies Fender Strat copy guitar that was used in the video for 'The Storm'. That's gone already though. Soz. The gifts are pretty decent, and if you do pledge, you're also helping the lads clear out their garages full of old merch. So go on - HELP THEM OUT!
Although the five-figure sum is something probably the guys didn't anticipate raising so quickly, it only took 650 people in the first 18 hours pledged to make that huge figure happen.
Speaking of the project, the band have said: "This is something you’ve always asked us to do and since the end of the band is nigh, it’s seems like not only the perfect time to do it, but the perfect way to end it."
You can get involved with their Kickstarter campaign here .
And you can catch the band on their final run of shows in March:
MARCH 23 - BIRMINGHAM Asylum 24 - LONDON Koko 25 - MANCHESTER Acadamy II 26 - GLASGOW Garage 28 - MERTHYR TYDFIL Leisure Centre (Sold Out)