As we reported first last Friday, Pillar have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their first album in five years. Just a week later and the campaign is very nearly funded with just $7,681 left to be raised over the next 22 days. The funding doesn’t stop there though, as the more money they raise above that goal the more it will enable Pillar to do more with this record such as record more music, videos, radio, and more. You can learn more about the campaign by reading our article about it from last week here and you can read the official press statement, which was released yesterday, below:
Grammy-nominated and Dove-Award winning rock band Pillar announces the return of the classic member line-up with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign, which has already received half of it’s funding with 22 days left. Pillar members – Rob Beckley, Noah Henson, Kalel Wittig, and Lester Estelle – are reuniting to create a new studio project for the first time in five years. Pillar has set up their Kickstater campaign to partner with their incredibly strong fan base to create a new album together.
“We are thrilled to be back as a band and write music that impacts lives, which is something we have missed during our hiatus,” shares front man Rob Beckley. “Since our last album, we’ve all had amazing life changes and are focusing on our families as husbands and fathers –but we’ve had the void of creating music that changes people.”
Pillar has set up many opportunities and tiers for fans to be a part of this new album that will release later this year – even an opportunity to play on the album with the band when they are recording. Click here to learn more about this campaign and how you can stand behind your favorite band in this united effort.
“Our personal ‘vision’ for this new record and era of Pillar involve these key words: inspire, humility, serve, hope, restoration, integrity, excellence, honor, and trust,” states the band. “We pray that these words will define us as men, shape our music, and extend to all of you through Pillar. This is the core of what we are inviting you to be apart of with us.”
Over the last 15 years, Pillar has rocked fans with their music and message. The band has released eight studio albums that birthed hit songs like “Fireproof,” “Bring Me Down” and “For the Love of the Game.” The latter was used by ESPN for the 2007 World Series promotions. The band was recognized with three Dove Awards and many other nominations including a Grammy nod for their album The Reckoning.