Pledge Drive

Young Dubliners New Album Drive

Once again, we are asking for your support so we can start work on our tenth album. In the last few years, we have navigated through two band member changes and then the pandemic. These situations made it virtually impossible to seriously dive into a new project although we desperately wanted to. Each one of us has been writing alone for the last few years anxiously awaiting a time when we can get together and start the creative process.

That time is here. With vaccinations being administered at an increasingly rapid pace we feel confident that we will be able to congregate safely very shortly. So, we are asking for your help.

In order to make this happen we need to book studios, hire our producer Tim and survive while we write and stay off the road. In the past a label would give us an advance to pay for these things however, in return they would keep approximately 85% of the revenue from album sales AND make us pay back the advance from our measly 15%. Not the greatest deal in the world by a long shot.

By financing an album through our supporters we get to make the album we want to make  and come out the other end without a massive debt. YOU get to act as an “executive producer” by putting your faith in the belief that we will make a great record.

This is how it works. At the base donation level, we are asking you to purchase our new album in advance. This will provide us with essential funds to begin the sessions. There are higher levels of support for those who can afford them, but every level will be a purchase, not a handout. You will always receive products that equal or exceed your donation in value.

Throughout the pandemic we have deliberately tried not to ask you for money as we were well aware that many of you were also experiencing hard times. Now that there is light at the end of the tunnel, we want to get back to work and get a Celtic rocking album into your device of choice. Your donation will make that happen and we thank you with all our hearts for making this possible.

All pledge goodies will be delivered before the official release date. You’ll be the first to get your hands on it.

We are only asking for what you can afford. We completely understand that these are tough times, and we will be forever grateful for whatever level you choose. All pledgers, regardless of the amount, will be listed in the Album credits as Executive Producers and will get exclusive updates and videos from the sessions.

Pledge Amounts

PLEDGE $15

A signed CD and digital download of the new album

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PLEDGE $30

A YD tee of your choice (there will also be a new tee design to support the album)

A signed CD and digital download of the new album.

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PLEDGE $50 

Two tickets to a YD live show anywhere we play.

A signed CD and digital download of the new album. A YD tee of your choice (there will also be a new tee design to support the album)

 

PLEDGE $100

Four tickets to a YD live show anywhere we play with backstage meet and greet. You can use all the tickets for one show or split them into separate shows

A signed CD and digital download of the new album. A YD tee of your choice (there will also be a new tee design to support the album)

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PLEDGE $500

Two virtual guitar lessons with Justin. A  signed picture of the band, thanking you for your support. A copy of Dave Ingraham’s photography book, Lonesome City.

Six tickets to a YD live show anywhere we play with backstage meet and greet. You can use all the tickets for one show or split them into separate shows

A signed CD and digital download of the new album. A YD tee of your choice (there will also be a new tee design to support the album) Six tickets to a YD live show anywhere we play with backstage meet and greet. You can use all the tickets for one show or split them into separate shows

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PLEDGE $1000

An autographed acoustic guitar, signed in your presence with a commemorative photo.

Eight tickets to a YD live show anywhere we play with backstage meet and greet. You can use all the tickets for one show or split them into separate shows.

Two virtual guitar lessons with Justin. A signed CD and digital download of the new album. A YD tee of your choice (there will also be a new tee design to support the album).

 

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PLEDGE $2800   

One ticket (Does not include flights) on our Ireland Trip from October 30th to November 8th. ($5600 for two) Includes dinner with the band while in Ireland.

A signed CD and digital download of the new album. A YD tee of your choice (there will also be a new tee design to support the album) 10 tickets to a YD live show anywhere we play with backstage meet and greet. You can use all the tickets for one show or split them into separate shows.

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PLEDGE $10,000

A Private House (or venue) Concert with the Young Dubs. All equipment supplied. You can sell tickets to reimburse yourself or make it a free gig for your friends and family. You will also receive a digital recording of the show. Meet and greet for all in attendance with drinks and photos.

A signed CD and digital download of the new album. A YD tee of your choice (there will also be a new tee design to support the album)

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Hey Pledgers, or should I say, “Executive Producers”. I wanted to write a quick email to you all to say a huge WOW!!!! And a massive THANK YOU!!!.

You have quite simply blown us away. Your generosity is beyond belief. We are well on our way to being able to fund this new album and can’t wait to start.

I will be updating you regularly on how things are going and we will have a dedicated webpage for you to see videos, read blogs etc as the process moves along.

To those of you who purchased other items from our store in addition to your pledge, we are processing them now and those extra items will be shipped very soon.

As far as the different pledge levels go, most of those items will be sent once the album is finished, however, we will honor the free show tickets once we start touring again. Please keep an eye on our tour page and if you see a show you would like to attend and you have free tickets as part of your pledge, email us at youngdubpledge2021@gmail.com and let us know. Tickets will be based on availability, but we should be able to accommodate most requests on your specific date.

 

We will also set up guitar lessons with Justin if your pledge level includes them. Please email us at youngdubpledge2021@gmail.com so we can put you in contact with Justin directly.

 

If your pledge involves a signed acoustic guitar, email us at youngdubpledge2021@gmail.com and we will work out a time for you to pick it up and get it signed by the band in your presence (with a pic).

 

We will need tee shirt sizes from almost all of you. Obviously we can’t design the new tee until we have made the album but if you would like one we already have in our store, email us at youngdubpledge2021@gmail.com and we will include that in your delivery.

 

That’s about it for now. We can’t thank you enough. Please know that you have turned the Covid nightmare into a bright ray of hope for this band and we will do our very best to make you proud.

 

Much love,

 

Keith, Chas, Justin, Dave, Ethan and all our crew around the globe..