The Dirtbombs are one of the best bands I've ever seen live. It's been ages since they last came over to the UK and I'm really keen to try and do some about that. DETOUR is a relatively new initiative launch by the folk behind SongKick that allows fans to pledge to buy tickets for their favourite acts. This gives bands and promoters a way to gauge how much interest exists and has already successfully seen many bands tour the UK.
If you follow the link below you can add your name to the list of people who want to see The Dirtbombs back in London (or elsewhere in the UK). You can set the price you're prepared to pay and will receive notification if a date is set so you'll be at the front of the queue for tickets
Here's how Detour explain the process - When you pledge, you tell us how much you’re willing to pay to see the band live. This is so we get a sense of what you’re willing to pay for a ticket. When we get pledges for an artist, we work with a promoter to contact the band and confirm a tour date. Once the concert is confirmed, we set a ticket price and notify you in advance with the concert date and confirmed ticket price and the date your card will be charged. You can opt out if you can’t make the date. Everyone is charged the same price, even if you pledged higher. If you pledged lower, you’ll have the option to increase your pledge.
If you're really keen on Detroit based Garage Punk you might also want to pledge to support my other campaign to get the Detroit Cobras back over. They're awesome too.
You can also check out other nationwide campaigns for both bands in the rest of the UK.