Last month, I wrote a brief entry about Kim Boekbinder (A.K.A. The Impossible Girl) and her potentially paradigm shifting take on the future of live performances. Well, after a successful pilot event in NYC, The Impossible Girl has embraced her new live music model and launched a multi-date, fan driven tour.
I'm really hoping Kim's pre-sold tour is successful, as it could help revolutionize touring/live music; putting power back in the hands of fan bases and money back in the hands of artists (and away from scalpers/promoters).
Below is Kim's press release and links to the Kickstarter pages for each prospective Impossible Tour date. If you live in one of these areas, buy a ticket (at the bargain price of $10) and enjoy a memorable event (I couldn't attend the NYC show, but I purchased the live feed/high-quality digital download - and loved it). If you can't make a show, help her out by spreading the word. Live music fans everywhere stand to benefit from the precedent she's attempting to set.
If you want to hear some of her music before committing, try either her website or this link, which has a nice collection of her hits.Kim Boekbinder Redefines The Rock Tour
Iconoclastic New York musician, Kim Boekbinder, has set the internet abuzz with her passionate rant about the state of the music industry and how she’s decided to circumvent the broken system by using her vibrant social media presence to pre-sell her shows BEFORE they are even booked. Kim’s first test run of the idea was launched on Kickstarter and she got her funding for a show in New York City in under 24 hours. Now she’s doing a 10 date US tour: http://kck.st/pIcXeH
Ms. Boekbinder’s “Impossible Tour” idea has been featured on CCN Money, BBC Radio’s World Service, and BoingBoing. http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/14/crowdfunding-the-tou.html#comments. The attention generated from the story has her email inbox flooded with thank you messages from fans, musicians, and venues; as well as offers from internet startups trying to address the very issues that she is dealing with.
Kim Boekbinder is The Impossible Girl; a performer, composer, musician, and visual artist who defies genre. She has travelled the world, stealing hearts and changing paradigms with her indelible live performance and her excitingly original and unforgettable music. http://www.kimboekbinder.com/about/