HORSE the band to release mega DVD package

When you hear that a band will release a DVD and more based on what they called the “Earth Tour”, you would expect it to feature a lot of content but did you expect 15 hours of HD footage over 6 DVDs and a hard cover 50-100 page colour photo book? Didn’t think so.

This mega set from the band will be released but only as a pre-order, meaning if you want it, you pay, the band puts it together and sends you the set. The band will be offering the pre-order for about two months and only those who purchase one during the 2 months will receive the limited edition set.

A full release from the band reads:

EARTH TOUR Photo Book/6-DVD Set Preliminary Info

This thing is happening and it is happening soon.

Preliminary details:

15 hours (our goal) of HD footage, taken from 120 hours of raw footage resulting in 6 DVDs showing the countries we visited, the people we met, the shows we played, what we drank and ate, everything crazy and funny and sad that happened, and most importantly, us :)

Think of this not as a DVD or movie, but more like a novel in video form. Something you spend a lot of time with to reap a greater artistic reward for your soul. A Rock Odyssey, but something even greater, as Rock is only one of many parts of the equation!

1 live DVD: Every song we played on tour, each song’s footage and audio comes from a different show in a different country.

The DVDs will be nestled into the back cover of a hard-cover full color photo book. This will be either 50 or 100 pages. It’s going to be 8 1/2̸3; by 11″ so it’s big but still fits on your bookshelf. The books will be one of a kind with actual tour artifacts (ticket stubs, fliers, plane tickets) incorporated (sewn, pasted) into each.

The books will be hand-bound (professionally, it will NOT fall apart, they will look and feel exactly like any book you buy in a store, quality-wise) and will be very beautiful and special items.

The photo book will contain the best of the best pictures from tour and will follow the tour chronologically, so you can reference the photos while watching the DVD. Each member will write their memories of or explain specific photos which need explaining. There will be a lot of written content from the touring party including comments intended to humiliate other band members.

And much much much much more…

Official EARTH TOUR website is coming soon, with photos not included in the book from around the world, exclusive video clips, a trailer, detailed statistics, and a Paypal button so you can buy yours or donate.

Also
In all likelihood this will be a preorder only item. It will cost so much to make that we will need to have money up-front to create them. The final amount we make will depend on the preorders we receive. Due to “no one buying any of our shit but thinking we are still making money???? (Desperate Living 3000 copies sold in 4 months, 48 Hours in Ukraine 200 copies sold)” we can no longer afford to take the risk to press a sensible amount by charging it to a credit card as we have in the past and then paying off that credit card when people buy it, because of this reason: we don’t have any money and no one is buying our shit, so we won’t take the risk.

If you want one, you pay for it before it exists. We are HORSE the band. We won’t fuck you over.

If you want this book, you will preorder it. It is possible we will press a few extra copies, but at some point we will place a deadline on preordering. However many people have preordered by that point, that will be the pressing. If only 200 preordered, then this is an item limited to 200 copies, ever. Who knows, maybe it will be 1000. After that you will not be able to order it unless we happen to have like 5 still sitting around. This is very risky. Also we might just increase the price by 6-700% on the last 5 remaining copies… A price is coming soon. We are trying to balance out “making something really fucking cool and not too small so you can’t see it good” without “being so insane it cost $100 a copy just to make”. We hope to come to a compromise in which this is the coolest thing you have ever bought from a band, but can also afford it. However, it is not going to be cheap. I would estimate, depending on the size, it will cost between $50 to $100, plus shipping. Which, is not that god damn expensive considering you probably have been buying box sets of stupid Comedy Central shows for years at $40 each and those come with like two pieces of paper and are bright yellow! So if you want one start saving up now.

Remember, 6 DVDs. 50-100 pages of photos with band commentary. 45 countries. The biggest shitload of shows, people, parties, jokes, places, food, embarrassment, failure, misery, happiness from the most diverse collection of sources you have and ever will see in your life.

No one is allowed to buy two. No one is going to be able to sell this on eBay unless it is their own personal copy. We will be writing your name in your book, personally.

Preorder will be up soon. Keep checking back. I expect it to be open for about 2 months. If you want one you will get one. If you are scared sign up for our mailing list at www.horsetheband.com or on the myspace page.

One final thought: we didn’t make any money on this tour. Actually when all was said and done and every last bill came in months after the tour was over we lost about a grand. In total we spent nearly $100,000 of money we never had, on credit cards and on good faith. We took a risk. We made $99,000 back on one tour. This book is something real to hold and has been worked on for over 2 years now, in the brainstorming, booking, organizing, touring, and now piecing together of a representation of the unrepresentable. The book represents everything that you wish would be different about life. The more people who see it and hear about it, the more people will stop living within their self-imposed confines and be real. The world will get better. I know the story is old now, but if you ever felt inspired by this tour or band, buying this book would be a really good way to show that and support the band, and the idea. The pursuit of “enough”. The best way possible, to us.

     

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