Murder By Death Now the 3rd Highest Kickstarter Music Project

Murder By Death are now the third highest-funded music project in Kickstarter’s history, having successfully raised $187,048 via the crowd-funding website. The band launched their campaign on July 11th with an aim to fund the deluxe vinyl edition production of upcoming album Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon, and as a means to interact with their fans in a way they had never formally done previously. Offering a wide variety of packages – such as CD or special vinyl editions of Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (which includes an instant download of first single “I Came Around”), one-year ‘MBD Book Club’ subscriptions (monthly delivery of recommended reading from the band), choosing tattoos for drummer Dagan Thogerson or multi-instrumentalist Scott Brackett, US house shows and more – Murder By Death reached their initial $100,000 goal on July 27th. By the time their campaign ended on August 10th, over 2,600 backers had purchased from the 34 pledge package options.

 Signed to Bloodshot Records, Murder By Death’s sixth album Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon will be released on September 25th, 2012 and is available for pre-order via the label’s website ( and iTunes ( The band is currently on a summer headlining tour through August 25th and will also head out on the road in support of Say Anything in October. A current itinerary is below.

  Murder By Death tour dates:

 AUG. 14         BOISE, ID                           NEUROLUX %

AUG. 15         SALT LAKE CITY, UT              BAR DELUXE %

AUG. 16         DENVER, CO                        BLUEBIRD THEATER %

AUG. 17         DENVER, CO                        BLUEBIRD THEATER %

AUG. 18         OMAHA, NE                         THE WAITING ROOM %

AUG. 20         ST. LOUIS, MO                     PLUSH %

AUG. 22         IOWA CITY, IA                     GABE’S OASIS %

AUG. 23         MINNEAPOLIS, MN                TRIPLE ROCK %

AUG. 24         MILWAUKEE, WI                   TURNER HALL %

AUG. 25         CHICAGO, IL                        METRO *

OCT. 4           ANAHEIM, CA                       HOUSE OF BLUES #

OCT. 5           TUCSON, AZ                        RIALTO THEATRE #

OCT. 6           ALBUQUERQUE, NM               SUNSHINE THEATRE #

OCT. 9           KANSAS CITY, MO                 THE BEAUMONT CLUB #

OCT. 10         DES MOINES, IA                    WOOLY’S #

OCT. 13         GRAND RAPIDS, MI                THE INTERSECTION #

OCT. 14         COLUMBUS, OH                     NEWPORT MUSIC HALL #

OCT. 16         SYRACUSE, NY                      LOST HORIZON #

OCT. 17         PROVIDENCE, EI                    LUPO’S HEARTBREAK HOTEL #

OCT. 18         LANCASTER, PA                    CHAMELEON #

OCT. 19         SAYREVILLE, NJ                    STARLAND BALLROOM #

OCT. 20         HUNTINGTON, NY                 PARAMOUNT THEATER #

OCT. 21         SILVER SPRING, MD              THE FILLMORE #

OCT. 23         NASHVILLE, TN                     EXIT/IN #

OCT. 24         ATHENS, GA                         40 WATT CLUB #

OCT. 25         PENSACOLA, FL                     AMERICAN LEGION HALL POST 33 #

OCT. 27         FORT WORTH, TX                  RIDGLEA THEATER #

OCT. 28         SAN ANTONIO, TX                 KOROVA #

* Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons & Ha Ha Tonka support

% Ha Ha Tonka support

# supporting Say Anything

Allison O'Rourke

When not working in the television industry for the MAN, Allison is a music journalist, avid music nerd and attends as many live shows as possible in her hometown of New York City. Always embracing music and the creative process, she has begun to take part in the process itself and hopes to one day leave a little piece of herself behind for others.

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