District 97 announce kickstarter for album number five

District 97
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Chicago prog rockers District 97 have announced a new Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming fifth album, the follow-up to 2019's Screens. You can watch a video below where the band detail the campaign.

The time has come," says drummer Jonathan Schang. "We've been working on new music for the last few years, and we're ready to take it into the studio. We need help on that last part though, and that's why we've just launched a Kickstarter. We've amped up the exclusive, limited-edition, and one of a kind rewards so that every backer should feel they got their money's worth and then some. 

"Concurrently, we're heading to the east coast for the first time in over 4 years. We've put together a show that balances our new material with fan favourites, and can't wait to unleash it at ProgStock, MondoNYC, and everywhere else we're hitting along the way. Come be the first to hear what we've been cooking up these last couple years!"

At the same time the quintet are heading out on the road in America in October on what they've called their Many New Things tour. They will play:

Oct 6: OH Cincinnati Radio Artifact
Oct 8: NJ Rahway Progstock Festival 
Oct 9: MA Lowell Zorba Music Hall
Oct 11: NY New York City Arlene's Grocery (Mondo NYC Festival)
Oct 12: PA Kennett Square Kennett Flash
Oct 13: OH Lakewood Mahall's

Get tickets.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.