TOPE Announces GoFundMe For Euorpean Tour
Recently TOPE announced the opportunity to join some of Underground Hip Hop's finest for a three-week tour in Europe. Kicking off in Paris, France TOPE and team are scheduled to reach 9 countries and play 17 shows in 3 weeks of travel. After headlining his largest tour to date last summer, this would be TOPE's first trip overseas and huge opportunity to expand his fanbase in new markets. With a new project on deck this summer, TOPE has called upon his fans, friends, and family to make this European Tour possible - launching a GoFundMe campaign to cover costs. After crunching some numbers $4,000 is the goal TOPE has announced to cover for travel, lodging, and more. Within a week of the EuroTope GoFundMe account being announced, supporters raised over $1,000 on the way to 4K and sending TOPE to Europe. After releasing over 10+ projects for free for his fans, this is the first time TOPE has gone the crowdfunding route. All donations come with a free download of TOPE's single appropriately titled THANK YOU and will be a huge step to making this tour possible. Headliner and full support announcement coming soon!
Recently I was approached with an amazing opportunity to tour Europe this summer for three weeks with some well-known Underground Hip-Hop acts. I can't fully announce everyone involved until we finalize all the details but I can say that there are 17 dates booked across 9 different countries. After talking it over with some close friends and peers I've decided to go for it! Not only has touring Europe always been a dream, but a personal goal of mine has always been playing a show in Paris and lo and behold our first date is scheduled for Paris, France - with 3 more shows following in France.
As some of you know 2017 marks the 10th year of me releasing music independently(sheesh I'm old), starting out in 2007 with the Living Proof - Roots To Branches album with my close friend Jim. Since 2007 I released 15 independent hip-hop projects, including all my solo work plus the TxE and Living Proof albums. Most of those projects I released for FREE.99 and paid for by working a full-time job while I was in Portland. In that time I've beentruly, truly blessed with a small but loyal fanbase who have purchased my music and merchandise, come out to shows and just generally supported me and pushed me to the point where I'm at today - so thank you to ALL you guys!
In order for me to make this European run possible we've calculated my total costs right around $3,ooo. This includes my travel to and within Europe, plus shared rooms, food, and costs towards promo while on tour. For me this trip would not only be any experience of a lifetime, seeing all these countries for the first time, but also a huge opportunity to expand my fan base overseas and even possibly return in the future with these booking connections.
Long story short - I'm humbly asking my fans and supporters to help me make this happen. There have probably been a million times I wanted to do a GoFundMe to help put out an album or shoot a video but I hesitated because I always wanted to be able to support my own dreams and I knew one day the right opportunity might come where I actually do need the help and I think this is it!
Everyone who donates will receive and instant download of my new single appropriately titled - THANK YOU.
Below are the dates we have booked so far with the potential to add more. Headliner + Full Support info coming as soon possible!
TOPE European Tour '17
*Headliner + Support TBA*
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg