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The Official Grasshopper Takeover Email Newsletter

Hello to the Silent Machine Dream,

In the past (insanely busy) couple months since I've written a Swarm newsletter to you all, we've been working around the clock, preparing for the mission of a lifetime.

We've been recording new music for a new CD and preparing to go on a series of tours in support of it. Beginning Thursday, March 23rd we're going to begin a national tour that will take us to nearly every major city in the country between LA and NYC in support of our upcoming full-length national release, "International Dance Marathon." The tour will last from March 23rd through the 7th of May and then resume again four days later on the 11th, taking us around the U.-S.-of-A. again... and again.

International Dance Marathon will be out and available on Tuesday, March 28th for those in the Midwest. Nationally, the disc will be in stores two weeks later. The disc has 12 songs on it including "Take Me With You," and a cover of "What a Wonderful World." You can also order the disc , check out tour dates and hear all sorts of MP3s here on the site.

We're super amped about the upcoming tour and the coinciding CD release. I have two mantras that I keep running through my head that help keep me focused and positive about the mission at hand: "There's nothing to fear but fear itself," and "If you build it, they will come...." I've always been a believer in perserverence, that if you put one foot in front of the other for long enough, you're gonna get there. And, though the steps seem steeper some days more than others, I believe GTO is "getting there." Within the band, we have always been of like mind that our primary goal was to tour and play and befriend the people that support us on the merits of our music for as long as we could, hopefully throughout our lives. And now, at this juncture, we are doing this. It feels right and good.

We'll keep you up to date with our travels through GTO Swarm Road Notes and, in the event you see that we are playing your city, we would like for you to let us know so we can get in touch when we arrive. Also, we are really trying to save change on the road, so any offers for places to crash would be well taken. :)

For those who we have been in contact with about street promotions, please contact Curt Grubb at curt@grasshoppertakeover.com. We're gonna need your addresses to send you posters, CDs, pleasure packs, etc... We are always looking for local street teams, so anyone who wants to help out, lemme know. As we are doing this entire venture independently, this is a call to arms and we need your help to stay out on the road, playing music for us all.

To all, thank you for the support. Without it, this wouldn't even be happening.

All our best,

curt grubb / GTO -- the people's rock 'n roll band