Shriekback circa 2017
After successfully crowdfunding its return to the stage for the first time in a quarter-century last year, Shriekback is now setting its sights on America. Looking to mount a rare U.S. tour this summer, the band — led by Barry Andrews and Carl Marsh — is again turning to its fans.
Shriekback has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking to raise about $93,000 to help bring the eight-piece band to the U.S. for an unspecific number of concerts this June. So far, the effort has raised nearly $20,000 toward funding travel, accommodation and visa costs, according to the group.
Last year, the Andrews announced plans to perform Shriekback’s first live shows in nearly 25 years, and asked fans to help fund U.K. and European dates over the summer. That raised about $58,000. The band that toured in 2017 featured the core of Andrews on keyboards/vocals, Marsh on guitar/vocals, and Martyn Baker on drums, plus Steve Halliwell on guitar/keyboards, Mike Cozzi on guitar, Wendy and Sarah Partridge on vocals, and Scott Firth of Public Image Ltd. on bass.
“Now what we really want to do is bring this epic production to America, so we’re going to need your help,” Marsh says in the video pitch that accompanies the band’s Kickstarter.
As is usually the case, fans who contribute via Kickstarter are eligible for a variety of perks, from a download of Shriekback’s new album to passes to the shows to dinner with the band.
Check out Shriekback’s video pitch below — with live footage filmed on tour last summer.
And, to contribute, head over to Kickstarter.
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