Solander is a pop/folk/indie band from the south of Sweden.
In winter and spring 2014 they get fed up with not getting a proper US booking deal and decided to crowdsource their US tour all by themselves. They raised over $2000 that took them on a magic trip to Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Boise, Portland, Seattle, New York and Washington. The tour culminated in a show at SXSW in Texas. Some parts of the crowdsourced tour went exceptionally well, some not so much.
This is their story, do’s and don’t when raising tour money from your fans.