GYPSYHAWK Launch The ‘Hawk Needs Wings’ CrowdFunding Campaign to Support Fall Tours

By on August 29, 2013



Rock n’ Roll throwbacks GYPSYHAWK have landed two North American Fall tours, but a reliable touring van is what’s stopping the band from spreading Boogie Rock to every city, and crowdfunders are invited to join the party!


The band, recently featured on VH1’s “That Metal Show,” is hoping to raise $15,000 to secure a van to tour North America when they hit the road on September 16th in Chicago in support of their 2012 Metal Blade Records release, Revelry & Resilience, along with Scorpion Child, Kadavar, Wilson and Mothership.


Immediately following, they will be back on the road with the UK’s Kings of Bacon Inspired Pirate Metal, Alestorm and Norway’s Folk Metal favorites, Trollfest. The full list of dates is available ONLINE and below.


As they prepare to enter into the studio to record their next Metal Blade release in 2014, the need to push Revelry & Resilience by touring is a priority.  The recent departure of guitarist Andrew Packer for new career opportunities also meant the need to replace the band’s touring vehicle and the band is committed to building the band’s momentum on the road and look to their fans for support via crowd funding platform, Indiegogo. Their campaign can be seen here:


New guitarist Ben Robbins, formerly of the Los Angeles-based Jameson, will be joining GYPSYHAWK assuming shredding duties in place of Packer and singer/bassist Eric Harris had this to say, We’re thankful for all of the good times we’ve had with Andrew, for all of the awesome tunes that we’ve written together, and for using his van for tours, but the party must go on! So, with the help of our fans, we’ll find a new van, hit the road and make some new memories, so if the van’s rockin’, go ahead and start knockin’!”


GYPSYHAWK is offering a wide variety of perks in their campaign, including limited edition merchandise, like the ‘Boogie Til You Barf’ shirt design by Blood is the New Black artist Acemammawolf, signed CDs, vinyl records and the opportunity to be in the liner notes in their upcoming CD. The band is also offering exclusive autographed items and rare fan experiences, including, tour/roadie with the band for a day, play a game of Magic: The Gathering with them when they come to your city, and even party with the band on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip at the legendary rock and roll playground, the Rainbow Bar and Grill.


Harris adds, We are excited about these tours and committed to making them happen for GYPSYHAWK. They HAVE to happen! We’ve come up with a lot of fun things to offer, like you can borrow my stage jacket for the night. And we’re stoked to get to know our fans while we’re on the road. I’m down to play a game of Magic every night if necessary!”


GYPSYHAWK plays electrifying 70s rock and are a breath of fresh air in heavy music. Marinating their wares in whiskey and weed, they hurl out blistering riffs and irresistible hooks and grooves on Revelry & Resilience, their second full-length and Metal Blade debut. “It’s good-time rock and roll,” Harris explains, “and we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but at the same time we’re not one-dimensional. I like to think there’s something for everyone in our music.”
GYPSYHAWK’s campaign on Indiegogo can be seen at The band’s previous three music videos, “Silver Queen,” “State Lines” and “Hedgeking,” are also available there. 

“You won’t find a more charismatic band in their subgenre.” — Decibel Magazine

“far more stylistic and musical flare than most, dancing madly backwards with the ghosts of classic Allman Brothers and Thin Lizzy while their dual-harmony axe-attack take care of business like Bachman-Turner Overdrive” — Zero Tolerence Magazine

“Pasadena’s Gypsyhawk deftly blend metallic guitars and fantasy/science-obsessed lyrics with a rock and roll boogie swagger.” — LA Weekly

Fall 2013 Tour Dates:

w/ Scorpion Child, Kadavar, Gypsyhawk, Wilson & Mothership

9/16 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
9/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
9/20 Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria
9/21 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
9/23 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s 
9/24 W. Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
9/25 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
9/27 TBA 
9/28 Fort Worth, TX
9/29 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s w/ Orange Goblin
10/1 St Louis, MO @ Firebird 
10/2 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/3 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/4 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
10/5 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

w/ Alestorm &Trollfest,

11/11 Santa Ana, CA Yost Theater
11/12 Tempe, AZ Rocky Point Cantina
11/13 Las Vegas, NV LVCS
11/14 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
11/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/16 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/17 Vancouver, BC Funky Winkerbeans
11/18 Calgary, AB Republik
11/19 Regina, SK The Exchange
11/20 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Cabaret
11/22 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
11/23 Westland, MI Token Lounge
11/24 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
11/25 Columbus, OH Shrunken Head
11/26 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
11/27 London, ON Music Hall
11/28 Toronto, ON Mod Club
11/29 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
11/30 Montreal, QC Club Soda
12/01 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
12/02 New York, NY The Studio @ Webster Hall
12/03 Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live
12/04 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
12/05 Atlanta, GA Masquerade


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.