Lluther is a four piece rock band hailing from Dublin, Ireland whose been a staple in the euro fest scene for years with an ever growing fanbase in Germany and Italy. In mid-March this year, Lluther (say it with 2 “L’s”) relocated to our side of the pond, makling West Hollywood (and BIG ART LABS) their homebase while spending the next year or two touring in furtherance of their mission to resurrect Rock & Roll in America, judging from what we heard at their gigs, although they say its to support their sophomore album, Rise Of The Reptile King. They are also filming the entire process for a feature documentary planned for release in mid to late 2012. In the 2 months they spent in LA they managed to launch their tour with appearances on SG Radio on Indie 103.7, a ridiculously packed Saturday night gig at the Viper Room, and interest from numerous film-makers, including MTV legend Doug Freel, director of FIX: The Ministry Movie.
In their first 3 months on the road they have traversed 22 States totaling over 20,000 miles in their beloved tour van, Rhonda. Indie through and through, they have utilized the ‘band underground railroad’ network of campsites, artist and fan basements, venue floors, pool tables, drum risers, etc for crashing between gigs. Two weeks ago the guys suffered a minor tragedy when Rhonda had a major mechanical breakdown, requiring the entirety of their budget (aka the savings of every band member) to repair in order to continue touring. Now that tour is in jeopardy.
In a message to fans who find their Indie Go Go page, the gents of Lluther write: “We have been absolutely floored by the hospitality and generosity we have been shown so far, and are truly humbled by the response we have been getting to our live shows so far…. After some downtime to have the repairs finished we are very much back on the road. However we need your help. We have a motto in LLUTHER that goes ‘No Rockstars Need Apply,’ we dont require fancy hotels, gourmet food or any of the other trappings that seem to be ubiquitous with the rock elite. However we do require food, fuel and basic accommodation.
‘After Rhonda’s repairs we are depending on our friends, associates, compatriots and co-conspirators to help keep the Reptile King tour on the road. We need to raise $2500 in order to have enough reserve to combat any unforseen problems (which unfortunatelly do arise from time to time) . In exchange for your support we will offer rewards in the form of merch, one of a kind swag, concert tickets and VIP guestlist spots.Your contributions will ensure that we can continue to bring our music to the whole of this wonderful country, and maybe even get us a bit of dinner at the end of a long day.”
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