News: The Blackout to launch kickstarter for final farewell

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will remember my sadness when The Blackout called it quits last year.

News of the split was accompanied by a series of farewell tour dates.  Below are the list of dates, but beware, some of the dates have already sold out!

  • 23/3 – Birmingham Asylum
  • 24/3 – London Koko
  • 25/3 – Manchester Academy III
  • 26/3 – Glasgow King Tut’s
  • 28/3 – Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre

The Welsh rockers funded their final EP, Wolves, via a Kickstarter campaign.

Now the six-piece have decided to go down the Kickstarter route again to fund their final farewell.  This comes in the form of a live DVD and documentary spanning their 10-year career.

For anyone who’s followed The Blackout for any length of time, the prospect of a live DVD and documentary is exciting.  It’s something the band has never done before.  I can’t wait to look behind the scenes at how their best albums were created, and backstage at some of their live shows.

I’ve followed The Blackout ever since I saw them support My Chemical Romance in 2011.  They remain one of my favourite bands, and this documentary and live DVD is a great way for them to end with a bang.

(Apologies for the tedious We Are The Dynamite reference. I couldn’t work out where else to fit it in.)

The Kickstarter campaign will be launched right now, at 6PM GMT, if all goes to plan.  Keep an eye on The Blackout’s Facebook and Twitter pages for information about where you can pledge.  I’ll definitely pledge, as opportunities for projects like this don’t come around often.  I hope I’ve encouraged some of you to pledge as well!

Currently listening to: Panic Station – Muse


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