Pistol Annies "search" for missing merchandise
Monday, April 29, 2013
– Pistol Annies are "searching" for their missing gear and merchandise online. But don't worry about Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley because the effort is really part of an online promotion for their sophomore disc, "Annie Up," out May 7.
The adventure began April 17 when the Pistol Annies realized their gear, merchandise and new music had been stolen by Cassius Banks, the mysterious CEO of Vanilla Records, and his band The One Tones. Fans were invited to join the adventure at PistolAnnies.com by following the story of The Case Of The Stolen Gear as it unfolded.
Now, halfway through the journey, fans have recovered a custom Gibson guitar in Louisville, signed lyrics found in Austin, and a one-of-a-kind logo emblazoned leather jacket in Atlanta, among other things. As items are found, exclusive merch items and new content are unlocked, including never before seen photos, video, acoustic tracks and lyrics. The fan that finds each of the items in the adventure, wins a trip to a Pistol Annies Secret Show.
Fans across the country can enter to win the same flyaway trip by connecting/A> via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail for the chance at one of three flyaway trips to the secret show. Daily recaps are available and some one-of-a-kind, merch offers can be found.
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