Help Make It Happen For LoNero Tour 2012-2013
LoNero are heading out on a 25 city tour across the United States with original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno starting on December 21st and ending January 20th.
We will be main support for Di’Anno as well as his backing band. Some expenses are paid for however it is still expensive to go on tour.
Things like merchandise, fuel etc costs a lot.
Unfortunately we don’t have a major label supporting us.
From the beginning we have always gone against what is the trend of the day. We play music we are passionate about and others are passionate about listening to. To us the most important thing is the music and the fans.
Our fans have always been some of the most loyal around and we can’t thank each of you enough. For years we’ve been getting emails from fans asking us to play near them.
This tour is our way of finally bringing our music directly to you. It’s very important for us to do this nationwide tour to meet our fans.
They’ve stuck with us through the years and it’s the least we can do to say “thank you” personally.
So far the states we will be playing are:
Fri 12/21/2012 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
Sat 12/22/2012 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Sun 12/23/12 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Thur 12/27/12 Chicago, IL – Double Door
Thur 01/03/13 White Marsh, MD – House of Rock
Fri 01/04/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
Sat 1/05/13 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
Sun 1/06/13 New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club
Fri 1/18/13 Ramon, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Sun 1/20/13 Hollywood, CA – Whiskey A Go Go
MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED SOON
What We Need & What You Get
We need to raise $10,000 for a van, more merchandise, fuel, etc.
$2,500 for van rental
$1,500 for fuel
$4,500 for merchandise (CDs, shirts, posters, stickers)
$1,500 for miscellaneous
What you get for helping us is everything from a shoutout on our Twitter/Facebook page to autographed CDs, personal phone calls, backstage passes and even dinner with the band before a show. A few of you will even get to hang out during soundcheck, get a guitar lesson backstage and more (full details of perks are available on the campaign page).
Even if we don’t reach our goal any funding will still go towards the tour (but we really hope we can reach our goal of $10,000)
Your contribution is invaluable to us. By contributing any amount you will be helping us get our music out there to a wider audience. Live music is suffering because less and less bands can afford to tour. We LOVE playing live and want to bring our passion to our fans.
We really want to make this tour not only successful for us but for our fans as well.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please help us get the word out about our tour and campaign and use the sharing tools provided by Indiegogo.
Thank you so much for reading this and helping in any way you can!
Bill, Brandon, Mike and Marco
There’s something to be said for having conviction and dedication for your art in a business that is so watered down that it has become a shallow shell of its former self. LoNero is one of those rare bands that stray away from trends and the beaten path. They are four musicians that got together to create a new genre of instrumental rock, Guitarcore, a genre all their own. So infectious that even those that don’t listen to rock find themselves headbanging and foot tapping to their unique brand of Instrumental Guitarcore.
LoNero’s debut cd “Relentless” (released with a month long promotion from Apple Computers) is 14 tracks of punishing rhythms, beautiful acoustic and infectious melodies. Built on the principal that the song should always come first, “Relentless” proves that you can still be instrumental and gain a wide and varied fan base without having to follow what others have already done.
Currently, the band is set to release their new album “J.F.L.” on May 24th, 2011 which was produced by Grammy award winning producer Michael Rosen. The band plans to tour and with endorsements/sponsorships from products such as Peavey, EMG, Hot Picks, Seymour Duncan, Dunlop, and Rebel Straps, says Bill Lonero. “I’ve had the privilege of playing or recording with the likes of Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani), Gigi Gonaway (Mariah Carey), Mike Mangini (Extreme and Steve Vai) and Polo Jones (Zucchero and Whitney Houston) so I understand what hard work is and am prepared to do what it takes to build our fan base. We love playing live because we can connect with our fans.”