Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is a rock band that plays angst-y, guitar-heavy songs that, a decade ago, would’ve probably been called emo. They’re by no means famous, but the group has landed songs in a few movie and video-game soundtracks, scored a deal with Virgin Records, and even have a couple of minor Billboard hits. But the band from Middleburg, Fla., is even more successful halfway around the world.
“We’ve had multiple successful singles in Australia and New Zealand, but it’s a hard market to tour,” says Ronnie Winter, the band’s lead singer. “We try, but it’s so expensive.” This year, though, they’ve figured out a way. In November, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will play six shows in Australia with the help of a website called GiggedIn, a Sydney-based platform that allows bands to crowdfund their concerts.