September 07, 2011 19:53 ET

Meiko on Tour With Hanson & PledgeMusic Campaign

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - PledgeMusic (, a leading international direct-to-fan platform for raising funds for musicians to record and tour, today announced a Pledge campaign with acclaimed singer-songwriter Meiko in support of her tour with Hanson. Fans attending the shows will be treated to a preview of new songs from "The Bright Side," Meiko's new album due out in early 2012.

As part of the Pledge campaign, Pledgers will receive an exclusive EP available only through PledgeMusic and at Meiko's live shows. The EP will not be distributed digitally or through any online or physical stores. In addition, all who pledge will have access to Meiko's updates from the road.

"A campaign like this shows exactly how PledgeMusic can help artists maintain a connection with their fans and get out there with their music," said Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic. "Meiko is an amazing songwriter and performer and we're very happy to be able to work with her on this project."

For more information, please visit PledgeMusic media inquiries: Victoria Rierdan Hurley, Helicon Public Relations,, 310 993 1840.

About Meiko
Fueled by hit single "Boys With Girlfriends," which shot to the top of the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Singles Chart, Meiko's self-titled 2008 debut entered the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Album Chart at No. 1. She toured endlessly in support, sharing stages with the likes of Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson and Jewel, to name but a few.
Meiko's dates with Hanson are as follows:

Date City Venue
Sept 4 Seattle WA Showbox
Sept 5 Portland OR Aladdin Theater
Sept 7 San Francisco CA Regency Ballroom
Sept 10 Anaheim CA House of Blues
Sept 12 San Diego CA House of Blues
Sept 13 Tempe AZ Marquee
Sept 15 Salt Lake City UT The Depot
Sept 17 Boulder CO Fox Theater
Sept 18 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater
Sept 20 Tulsa OK Cains Ballroom
Sept 22 Austin TX Antones
Sept 23 Houston TX Warehouse Live
Sept 24 New Orleans LA House of Blues
Sept 26 Detroit MI Crofoot
Sept 27 Chicago IL House of Blues
Sept 28 Chicago IL House of Blues
Sept 29 Nashville TN Wildhorse Saloon

About PledgeMusic
PledgeMusic was founded by musician Benji Rogers to give artists a DIY option for pursuing and augmenting their careers. The company was designed to be transparent and open, while benefiting artists and fans. Artists will get the funding and promotional support that they need, the fan will get the music and artist interaction that they want at the price that they want to pay, and charities who have scant fundraising resources will receive a percentage of the money raised.

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