Filter‘s Wind-up Records debut album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, released on June 4, 2013, debuted in the top 20 on the Rock Album Chart selling almost 12,000 albums to date. Their single, “What Do You Say” is also top 20 on the rock charts and climbing.
To celebrate their new release, Filter launched an Indiegogo campaign last week, which has already raised almost $7500, to reward their fans with one of a kind Filter VIP experiences. Fans can watch a special message from Richard Patrick and buy “perks” here for everything from a signed CD to a hand written postcard every month for the rest of the year from Richard Patrick to the grand perk of them all, the Filter VIP Combo Pack which includes VIP access before, during and after a show of choice, signed guitar and gold vinyl as well as other additional goodies (see list below). More perks will be added throughout the campaign, new ones were just added. Every dollar that is raised through the campaign will go directly towards their world tour.
Recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room Studios with producer Bob Marlette, The Sun Comes Out Tonight was written and recorded by leader Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke, as well as collaborator Marlette.
Formed in 1993, Filter has enjoyed significant success over the past two decades. The band released their critically acclaimed first album Short Bus in 1995, a disc Rolling Stone praised as “a timely combination of grunge heat and industrial ice.” Fueled by the top 10 hit “Hey Man Nice Shot,” the album rocketed to # 3 on Billboard‘s Heatseekers Chart and went on to sell more than a million copies. They raised the bar with 1999’s Title of Record which featured the top 10 rock hit “Welcome To The Fold” along with a blockbuster crossover smash in “Take A Picture,” a song that shot to # 3 on Billboard‘s Modern Rock Chart, # 7 on its Adult Top 40 Chart and # 1 on its Dance Music/Club Play Chart. The years that followed saw the band releasing three more albums – 2002’s The Amalgamut, 2008’s Anthems For The Damned and 2010’s The Trouble with Angels, while touring the world and amassing a huge international fan base whose member’s number in the millions. Filter has also contributed songs to several blockbuster soundtracks, most recently their cover of “Happy Together” which was recently featured in the trailer of the film The Great Gatsby and has sold almost 85,000 singles.
Filter is currently on tour performing select headline dates in between the Summerland tour with Everclear, Live and Sponge; they’ll head off to Europe to play several festivals this August. Dates are listed below. Summerland tickets are on sale now and are available here. All Filter information and dates can be found here.
Indiegogo.com has been used by artists as varied as OneRepublic, Protest The Hero, Conditions and George Clinton, and it’s fast becoming the go-to website for musicians wanting to raise funds for any number of projects. Indiegogo.com is an open platform and therefore does not curate which artists can launch projects. A flexible funding option allows artists to keep the funds they raise even if they don’t hit their goal.
Filter Indiegogo “Perks” Listed Below:
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