We are coming into the home stretch of what has been a pretty crazy year for Blind Pilot. A lot has changed since our days of riding bikes down the west coast and playing on street corners. We have put on many miles in the van and consequently probably put on a few pounds as well. Successfully getting rid of any muscle that was gained while riding our bikes. Thank goodness as it is giving us a good head start on this year’s holiday season.
Just a couple things we wanted to let you know before we wrap up this tour and 2009. Tickets are still available for the shows listed on the tour page. If you were planning on going to the show in Vancouver, BC, please note that the show has been moved from Media Club to a larger venue, the Biltmore Cabaret. Tickets are still available and all tickets purchased for the Media Club show will be honored.
If we are coming through your town, it will be great to see you again. Information on buying tickets can be found on the tour page.
We’re proud to announce that our December 4th and 5th Portland shows will support two important non-profit organizations: p:ear and the Oregon Food Bank. Proceeds from a limited-edition silk-screen show poster, which you can see below will benefit p:ear, a Portland organization which serves homeless and transitional youth. We are also asking fans to bring non-perishable food items to the shows to benefit Oregon Food Bank, and those that do will be entered into a raffle to win the show poster (we’ll autograph it if you want, but understand if you don’t).
For those of you who have been begging us for more shirts, our online store is growing all the time — please take a moment now and then to check for new items. We recently added a new shirt and hoodie design, which you can see here. For those of you who have been pulling your hair out waiting for 3 Rounds and a Sound on vinyl, you’ll have to pull some more. But… it really is so close. I’ll spare you the dramatic story of why we don’t have it yet, but I am 99% sure it is getting pressed as you read this.
Last, but not least, thank you so much to everyone who has come out and shown support. You have made this an amazing year.
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