Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tucson's Ronstadt Generations wants to return to the United Kingdom to tour, and they hope a successful Kickstarter campaign will help them get there.
There are four days to go, and so far the band is doing beautifully with 36 backers and $1,760 pledged toward their $2,000 goal.
Ronstadt Generations has gone to North Wales, England, and Ireland over the past couple of years for promotional purposes. Sharing our music and family stories, and we have started to build a following. These tours don't make much money due to their short duration and the fact that they are promotional. In the past we've gone over with just the trio ('Papa' Mike, Michael G, and Petie) and 'Bertha' the cello (yes we have to buy the cello a plane ticket). As you can imagine 4 round trip tickets to the UK can be pretty expensive and is a cost we have to come up with before we go over there and recoup any of our expenses. This year we are bringing along 'El Tucsonense', Mr Alex Flores (Tenor Sax), bringing the number of round trip tickets to 5.
Thats where you come in. We need your help to raise some funds so we can buy our plane tickets before they get too cost prohibitive (last year we spent close to $4000 on tickets for the trio). We are hoping to raise at least $2000 to help lessen the up front, out of pocket expense. Lets face it, we're musicians and it's rare that we have a spare $5000 to spend on tickets. With you're contribution ($2000), and our own contribution ($3000), we can get these tickets purchased and continue to share our music and stories with the lovely people of North Wales and the UK.
If we go on to raise more then the $2000 it will mean two things. First, you are all very generous and beautiful individuals. And second, we will have some capital to get merchandise (t-shirts, stickers, totes, etc) made to sell at our shows.