Just Announced: ‘The Big Parade’ Fan Club

March 30, 2015

Hello hello, this is Wesley writing you from Denver, CO.

We are back home for a chunk of time to write and record our next album.  Over the last few years of touring, I’ve thought about some ways we could try to improve the experience for our fans.  For example, it seemed wrong to have people tell us that a show was sold out and that our tickets were being scalped online for hundreds more than what they originally cost. We also had videos and pictures, behind-the-scenes type of things, that seemed wasteful to release to the general public but would be special for our true fans.  And we also just wanted to be able to say thank you to fans in our own way. 

So we are launching our own Fan Club, “The Big Parade.”  We hope that it makes you, as a fan, feel valued.  When our tickets go on sale, if you’d like to go, we’d like to make that perfectly possible by offering advance Fan Club only ticket sales. If we play a secret show, we’d like to tell you, the fan only.  If we’re releasing a new song, we’d like to let you hear it first.  And we’d like to share some new, previously unreleased videos and photos.

We’d be honored if you’d join The Big Parade and we are grateful to have the fans that we do. Thanks and see you down the road.

73 Responses to Just Announced: ‘The Big Parade’ Fan Club

  1. Kelly Blythe

    I saw you perform live at the Melbourne Big Day Out in 2014 but didn’t really know your music other than “Ho Hey”. I’ve been hooked ever since and my mission is to get you to come back to Australia to perform at the Port Fairy a Folk Festival!! You would be amazing and blown away by the venue and the experience. Best festival ever!!!

  2. Mario

    Les felicito por lograr tanta fama, y realmente amo su música, pero no me parece justo que el disfrutar al máximo de su arte deba tener un costo. Compramos sus discos, vamos a sus conciertos, y los defendemos constantemente; pero me parece muy injusto que algunos fans tengan privilegios sobre otros, algunos, como yo, los seguimos desde el comienzo, pero no sacaríamos provecho perteneciendo a su club, porque, por ejemplo, a mi país, nunca han venido a dar un concierto.

    • Tamara Charron

      A mi me parece justo, porque son solamente $35 dólares por año para disfrutar de las fotos privadas y la música nueva que produce este grupo, antes de las demás. Voy a inscribirme ahora mismo. También incluye un regalo especial. Tampoco he tenido el privilegio de ir a un concierto todavía, pero espero tener la oportunidad dentro de un año. Y Ud. También, puede ser, cuando empiezan su tour del álbum nuevo! Claro que si, será muy internacional!

  3. Once I saw the news that you made a fan club, I had no hesitation on being apart of it! You are one of those rare bands that I actually listen to all of the songs on an album straight through. I enjoy them all because they tell a story. I cannot wait to hear the next chapter of your new journey! At least once, I hope I get the chance to see you all at a small venue like your Live in New Orleans video on youtube. That atmosphere just seems so much more authentic to your style of music. I hope all of you had an amazing time on tour and have great health and great fortune so that you can keep making genuine music!

  4. nancy walsh

    I heard you for the first time on area radio singing Charlie Boy, and was delighted with the singing. Checking on other of your works. Thanks

  5. Ana

    I love you guys!!!!! Hope see you soon in Brazil. <3

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    • Ich denke, sie sind reallllllyyyyyy niedlich! Ich liebe sie! vor allem die blaue mit Herzen, es ist einfach soooooo schöne gut gemacht, der schon einmal gemacht! xxx

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  6. octavia

    So few dates in the U.S……we live in florida and would dearly love to see you!

  7. steve

    come to ECUADOR

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  9. Goma

    Att: Nicolas Antonio Gomez de la Torre

  10. Goma

    please see dora´s program, i am boots voice

  11. Segbas

    please play a concert dressed like marvel super heroes

  12. Segbas

    specially from dc batman and from marvel iron man



  14. Esteban

    Si chicos, los amamos, venga a ECUADOR.
    ¡Sería un sueño hecho realidad!

  15. José

    Sí, vengan a ECUADOR!

  16. Pedro

    Por favor!, vengan a Ecuador (Súdamérica). Ya somos muchos que se los solicitan.

  17. Pedro

    Vengan a ECUADOR porfavor!

  18. Eduardo

    Den un concierto en ECUADOR!

  19. Pablo

    or favor chicos, deben venir a ECUADOR!

  20. Ash

    PLEASE COME TO CANADA!! We love you here!!! Small Venue only thou!!

  21. Ash

    PLEASE COME TO CANADA!! We love you here!!! Small Venue only thou!!

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  22. Hello!! I’m so glad to hear you all are back in Colorado!
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  23. Hannah


    Please make available your single, “Scotland,” on iTunes. This song is amazing, but cannot purchase or find anywhere.

    • Renee

      I wish they would allow downloading of “Scotland” as well. It was available from Amazon but it has been removed. Please put it on iTunes, thank you.

  24. Darrell Hewitt`

    Please come back to SLC, UT. We are sorry a windy night forced you to cut the show short. But we sooo appreciated the lengths you went to to try to keep playing. Please please come back. If you make it up to us we’ll keep the wind down.

  25. Piper

    Please come to Tacoma Washington. Would love to see you. Can’t wait for your next album.

  26. Anna

    I would like when you will come to Czech Republic. I love you !

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  29. Adam

    Saw you guys at Osheaga 2103, awesome performance & the cover of “subterranean homesick blues” was a great addition. Anxiously awaiting the next album..

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  30. Tumie K

    You guys are amazing.. I just finished watching act 1 of “A take away show” of yours and I must say I really like how you guys were so comfortable with the fans, it was like they were part of the band.. If only Botswana was in your tour-map then maybe I’d experience that as well.. Love you guys though

  31. norma

    $35 to join the “fanclub” seems to be a gimmick to make extra cash on top of the dough we already pay for tickets, albums, and merch thanks for losing a fan :(

    • Glenn

      Yeah I was pretty pumped to join until I saw that. What exactly does the $35 get you?

    • Tammi

      It’s a lifetime membership, I’ve belonged to fan clubs that have an annual membership fee that is more, and got nothing but a card that said I’m a fan. Not to mention, you’ll pay way more than that $35 for the scalpers fees, should you need to purchase a concert ticket that has been “sold out”. To me, it’s well worth the $35 if I have an opportunity to purchase tickets to even one show at regular price.

  32. Erin Chadwick

    From your neighbor state of Utah, come back!!! We missed out on the full experience. Love what I heard but it was a frustrating night. Would love to try it again, at The Depot maybe? I’d pay a pretty penny for that show!!

  33. fany

    Love you music very much.
    Much love from the bay area in cali .

  34. Patricia

    I first saw you on The Ellen Show & have been following you since. Problem, I hardly ever hear your music. I caught the gig in New Orleans & loved it. I love your style & style of music. Keep it coming. I’m so glad you are doing well in the business. Keep up the good work.

  35. Amy

    I hope, once you get back on the road, you’ll come back to Austin! We love you!

  36. Summer A.

    We love you guys and are waiting for a new album and/or 2015 tour dates! Please come to Atlanta, GA. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park would be the perfect venue! <3

  37. DIANA

    Please come to Columbus Ohio !!

  38. Godfrey

    Godspeed on the new album please,it’s been loooong overdue

  39. Tyson

    Very pumped for the new Album. Been long anticipating it! I just beg that you don’t pull a Mumford and Son’s. You guys rock. Don’t change a thing! Still bummed about those guys man…

  40. jm

    we miss you,come back soon TORONTO

  41. walter metivier

    You guys are the best group I have heard in decades. I love every aspect of your music and I just can’t wait till the next CD comes out. Keep up the good work.

  42. Emily

    Feel free to come to Saskatchewan! SO excited to hear you’ve started a second album!

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  43. Monica

    Please oh please come back to the San Francisco area. The concert you guys had at the America’s Cup Pavilion a few years ago was to the day the best night of my life. I am dying for this next tour!!

  44. Laci Kuskulic

    I was very excited about the fan club until I saw the 35$ fee, very dissapointing :( I do hope to see you live as soon as possible though

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  45. Anthony

    Seriously, you didn’t make enough money on your massive tour or platinum album? You need to charge 35 dollars for a “fan club”. Hopefully this is decided at a level of management above the band, otherwise I’ve lost all respect for you.

    Fix this or fade away into obscurity with the other money grubbing “acts” out there.

  46. JLW

    Against my better judgment,I must say, please release a 2nd album. Otherwise you are what I never hoped, nor wished, you would ever be. Forgotten.

  47. Ellie

    Please please record the falling song you always sing a concerts! It gives me the chills how amazing your voices go together

  48. Ellie

    come to New York again! We all want you back here

  49. I was wondering how many tickets your aloud to purchase at once with fan club pre sale. I want to get me and my husband tickets do we both need to get a membership… We want seats next to each other. I also think paying a membership fee isn’t stupid. Its there way of helping us out I always get stuck paying 200 a ticket to inside venues for good seats.

  50. Anita

    Been such a big fan! I signed up this month to get pre-sale tickets for the show in Salt Lake. Turns out I missed the email (so sad), and even though the pre-sale tickets don’t show as sold out – I’m unable to make a purchase. Hope the general public tickets are just as good.

  51. Melissa

    How do I join the fan club??

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