On Monday, June 3rd: Damon Johnson: Uprising from PledgeMusic with appearances by Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, Candlebox, Mike Farris, and more TBA will raise funds to help fulfill Damon’s pledge to his fans.
Here is the story in Damon’s own words to his supporters, and he would love to tell you more:
“PledgeMusic officially filed for bankruptcy last week, which means they have absconded (translation: have stolen) $20,000 of the funds YOU paid to support me in the recording, manufacturing, delivery and promotion of my album ‘Memoirs Of An Uprising’.
I’ll spare you any personal expressions of anger, pity, or depression. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
In less than 24 hours of the bankruptcy news hitting, we began organizing a concert in an effort to be proactive and try to recover even a small portion of the revenue that I have had to spend myself (thank you Regions Bank for the loan!) in fulfilling your Pledge purchases, completing the album, and hiring a quality team of publicists and radio promotion (who have done a fantastic job).
The staff at The Basement East in Nashville has been incredible…and supportive, empathetic and mobilized in putting this show together quickly (shout out to Mike and Tara). I can’t thank them enough.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE Please purchase, come to the show, and you’ll be treated to my fantastic band performing with guests appearances TBA in the coming days. My Grammy-winning and dear friend Mike Farris is already confirmed to perform, and we are nearly confirmed with a MASSIVE addition to the bill.
There is no denying that this is criminal activity on the part of PledgeMusic, and we all hope to see the reckless purveyors of this injustice get prison time. I have no control over that, and neither do you. But we can keep growing our relationship together, make some great music, and have fun taking the high road out of this frustrating situation.
Monumental gratitude to you all…D
To purchase tickets, please go here