SUPPORTING BAND FOR OUR UK TOUR – THE COMPETITION IS ON!

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We have received a lot of requests from a lot of bands all over the world to join us at our UK concerts in April 2020.

We have given it a thorough thought and this is what we have come up with:

“These days its very hard for new bands to get themselves heard. Labels don’t sign new bands, they want them to build up a fanbase first – and even then its extremely hard. Promoters aren’t really interested in them either. Usually bands have to pay an arm and a leg for everything, and the conditions aren’t good.

We have experienced this ourselves and only huge support from you – our fans, allowed us to start doing music full-time without the help of a record label.

However, Destiny has been very good to us, and a few years ago we were very kindly helped by Christofer Johnsson when he allowed us to join the Therion European tour at a time when we were totally unknown in Europe.

So we would like to give back as much as we can.

We want to give new bands an opportunity – so we will be setting up a competition among young UK bands.”

– Aor & Jane

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION

Terms

The competition starts on the 24th Jan 2020 and ends on the 14th Feb 2020.

Eligibility

To take part in the competition, your band should be:

(a) Based in the UK (i.e. founding member(s)/leader(s) permanently live in the UK)
(b) Playing Metal (sub-genre does not matter!)

Step 1 (24 Jan – 04 Feb)

If you want to take part, please:

(a) Share this post (https://facebook.com/imperialageofficial/photos/a.300353540064492/2283850741714752/) on your band page and on all your band members’ individual pages in Facebook and Instagram. Use the #imperialageuk hashtag.

(b) Make a post on your Facebook & Instagram band page(s), using the #imperialageuk_support hashtag and containing:

– Short band bio (100-200 words)
– Link to your best song / video (we can’t listen to entire albums)
– Your best band photo
– Links to your website, YouTube & social media profiles (whatever exists)

Step 2 (04 Feb – 14 Feb)

After Step 1 is completed:

(a) We will look at all the submissions made in Step 1, and choose 10 bands that we like the most.
(b) We will post a poll on our Facebook Page with those 10 bands in it, and the fans will establish the winner through a vote.

What the winner gets

The winner becomes support band for our 2020 UK tour. This includes free of charge:

(a) a 60-minute set before us
(b) a 60-minute sound check after us with proper sound & light setup
(c) dressing room
(d) catering
(e) selling merch (you can use our merch stand or your own as you please)
(f) promotion (you will be in all news & other types of coverage regarding the tour)
(g) discounted tickets for your fans
(h) guest list of +1 for every band & crew member

What is not included

(a) Sound / light engineer (you can bring your own or you can work with the in-house engineers, or you can talk to ours – we pay them and you will have to pay them as well, but  we are sure you can strike a good deal. Our sound engineer is Sergei Lazar – also the guitarist of ARKONA).
(b) Transport & lodging (you have to settle this yourselves)

Tour Dates

16th April 2020 – London | The Dome
17th April 2020 – Birmingham | Asylum
18th April 2020 – Manchester | Rebellion
19th April 2020 – Glasgow | Ivory Blacks

Tickets

No commissions or any other hidden fees!
http://www.imperial-age.com/tour/

Facebook Events

London: https://www.facebook.com/events/999077160465566/
Birmingham: https://www.facebook.com/events/576041766490677/
Manchester: https://www.facebook.com/events/608764766355463/
Glasgow: https://www.facebook.com/events/573180799894778/

One Comment

  • Pete says:

    I presume the novel coronavirus pandemic has scuttled these plans. Bummer. Your music is excellent.

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