Leprous launch pledge campaign for live package

Leprous are planning on recording a live show in Oslo this summer for a future live CD/DVD release.

They’ll play the gig at Rockefeller in their homeland of Norway on June 4 – and to help them realise their dream of capturing their live performance, they’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo.

The band say: “Leprous has existed for almost 15 years, and have gone from being a completely unknown youth band from Notodden, Norway, to being a recognised name within the progressive metal scene.

“For quite a lot of years we’ve played with the thought of doing a live video and audio recording, but there have always been aspects of our live show we thought we could improve. In addition, the budget always seemed unrealistic. Now we have a show we’re very proud of and we wish to eternalise it.

“Making a live recording is very expensive, especially if you want to do it properly. Therefore, we’re reaching out to you, to help us realise this dream.”

The band are looking to raise €20,000 and are offering a range of incentives to backers, including signed CDs and DVDs, limited-edition t-shirts, vinyl pressings and handwritten lyric sheets.

Leprous will hit the road later this month for a run of dates in support of latest album The Congregation, which was released in 2015 via InsideOut Music.

Leprous 2016 tour dates

Mar 23: Tel Aviv Theatron Tmuna, Israel
Mar 31: Berlin Musik & Frieden, Germany
Apr 01: Hertogenbosch W2, Netherlands
Apr 03: Hoofddorp Podium Duycker, Netherlands
Apr 05: Hamburg Logo, Germany
Apr 06: Essen Turock, Germany
Apr 07: Pratteln Z7, Switzerland
Apr 08: Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
Apr 09: Durbuy Rock Festival, Belgium
Apr 28: Kopervik Karmoygeddon Festival, Norway
Jun 04: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
Jun 23: Halden Tons Of Rock Festival, Norway

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