Wales-based prog-rockers Panic Room have been “humbled” by the response to their recent Kickstarter campaign, the band have said.
Having intially set a goal of £8,000 to fund a new acoustic album, the campaign target has now been exceeded with 24 days still left to run.
“We couldn’t have reached this target without all of your incredible pledges – we are high-fiving each and every one of you right now,” the band say in a statement. “We were Kickstarter virgins so we had no way of knowing exactly how successful or positive this project would be. But you have well and truly ‘broken us in.’
“Your support since we announced this acoustic album has been truly amazing, and we couldn’t be more proud, excited and humbled to have fans like you.”
The album is set to feature new versions of songs from all of the albums in Panic Room’s back catalogue. Recording won’t begin until March, but the band are already in rehearsals with new guitarist Dave Foster of Steve Rothery Band fame.
“These were our first-ever sessions with the amazing Dave Foster – and they have been fantastic. We’re too excited to put into words how the songs are sounding, but we really can’t wait for you to hear what we’re up to”, the band concludes.
Panic Room will head out on the road in May on their nine-date Wildfire tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:
May 02nd: London, The Borderline
May 03rd: Milton Keynes, The Stables
May 04th: Nottingham, Bodega
May 06th: Bristol, The Fleece
May 07th: York, Fibbers
May 09th: St Helens, The Citadel
May 10th: Swansea, The Scene
May 15th: Manchester, Sound Control
May 17th: Bilson, Robin 2
You can watch the band’s Kickstarter campaign video below. Numerous incentives are still available for contributors including signed CDs, a behind-the-scenes documentary, posters, t-shirts and a 40-page photobook. You can find the campaign page here.