Huge Thank You!

Hello Friends,

I just saw the most humbling thing I have seen in eight long years. You, our fans, paid for us to make a new album through your pledgesย in less than 55 minutes. Honestly, I had hoped we might make it- if anything in six weeks or so. All I and we as a group can say is – THANK YOU. Thank you for believing in us. As you continue to make pledges, I guess we will continue to add items to pledge for, as we are very serious about playing shows and the possibility of touring- and your pledges will make this possible. Thank you so much, and thank you for showing us thatย HOPE STILL FLIES.

Your friend,

Reese Roper

63 Comments

  1. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. I love you guys. I actually cried when I heard the new material. It’s been too long. Thanks for coming back. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I teared up as well, friend. No shame, only joy!

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    • I know! I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep tonight. I’m FAR too excited, and I can’t stop listening!

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    • Tears of joy are still streaming down my face, three days later!!!

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  3. So worth it!!!!!

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    • I’m so glad that the inretnet allows free info like this!

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  4. I cried too, David. We’ve been waiting or this or too many years. FIF shaped my view of the world, my morals, my childhood. I grew up with them. This is all of my dreams coming true all at once.

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    • Ditto!!!!

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    • Bob, you summed it up perfectly for me. Without Five Iron I’d be a much angrier, much less desirable person to be around. Now I have a wife and a great life, and I’m going to owe it to the likes of Five Iron for helping me cement my beliefs and my worldview into what it is today.

      This is SUCH great news.

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  5. Is there anyway to continue to donate money, I haven’t been able to get the email thing to work and i would love to give some money to the dream?

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    • The Kickstarter Project will be up for a while. We are so thankful for all who have and will donate. Let’s hope we get a tour going as well as this new album: http://fiveiron.co/kstart

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  6. Absolutely, Absolutely amazing. Amazing. Amazing!!

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  7. After having my name on the Proof album, and tearing up as i sing/scream along to every new day from the end is here, I am so overjoyed that y’all are coming back. I love the new song, and the sound you have, and if you are able to play near florida, I will be waiting to welcome y’all home, on stage, where you belong

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  8. I absolutely love the new song, and couldn’t have been any happier about the announcement. It’s beyond what I dared hope for. It’s an honor to do a small part in supporting you guys to continue in making music.

    The hard part is waiting for it to be complete…

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  9. The new song is awesome. I can’t WAIT to see FIF in concert again!!!
    WELCOME BACK!!!!!
    I LOVE CAPITALIZING THINGS!

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  10. Reese (and company!), I think that was our way of saying Thank YOU!

    I was just lamenting with my husband (a huge fan) and my brother (another huge fan) the other day about how it seems since your last gig 8 years ago, no other band/artist has taken up the challenge of challenging us in our faith. For all the lovely songs on the market, it seems no one’s lyrics can touch some of us the way FIF’s lyrics did (and now will again!!).

    So incredibly excited!

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  11. Any chance you guys will be signing your canvas prints?

    I can’t even sleep tonight guys. Not cool.

    This is like Batman releasing a new album after not releasing an album for like 8 years.

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  12. I’m honored to be a part of this. Thank you for everything.

    PeaceLikeARiver

    -Kellen

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  13. FIF, your commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as applied to the situation of the current world has inspired me for years.

    I was in 9th grade when you broke up, I am in my senior year of College now. I have never stopped enjoying your music, and recommending it to those who have never heard it (especially common amongst younger kids/teens).

    I unfortunately do not have money to add to the kickstarter, but i hope to add some soon (that and buy your first album, the only one i still don’t own), God Bless.

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  14. I love the new stuff, I was bawling over the new song, I thank you guys for playing all this music for the glory of God, so thanks for that!!!

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  15. THANK YOU!!!
    Congrats form Colombia!

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  16. We love you guys! I know a few friends who love FiF but don’t use facebook or any social media, so I know that there will be more donations flowing in even after tonight

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  17. You guys are awesome! We all love you so much and this is seriously such a great night. The night that my favorite band in the world came back from the dead and showed us here Hope Still Flies!

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    • Didn’t know the forum rules allowed such brialilnt posts.

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  18. Hearing Reese’s voice was like hearing from an old friend again that you never thought you would hear from again. At the end (or beginning of your hiatus) your music was hitting highs that it had never reached before. With the new song, you guys haven’t skipped a beat. Can’t wait for the new record.

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  19. This is one of the happiest moments of my life right now. I never thought I’d see Ska come back to life in my entire lifetime. From the bottom of my heart I thank you all.

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  20. It’s a Christmas miracle! Seriously. This is all I’ve wanted for Christmas for YEARS.

    I love you.

    We all love you. (Clearly.)

    And beyond that, it’s been such a wonderful delight to share your music with my daughter, who certainly wasn’t even a gleam in my eye back when you all performed your last show. You shaped me as a person, and I am BEYOND stoked that my daughter gets to receive the same blessing.

    So thank you thank you thank you, from the bottom of my Jesus-loving, ska-music-listening heart. You guys are the greatest!

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    • My sentiments exactly. I can’t wait for my daughter to understand music, and who Five Iron is, and now have the chance to see them live!

      The resurrection of the greatest band of all-time is something that I am rejoicing about this Thanksgiving.

      God bless you all and your families during this process – I can’t imagine it will be a cakewalk with even more personalities involved this go-round.

      Thank you!

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  21. I’m beyond elated about this news. I never got the chance to see y’all in concert, so the prospect of a tour has me so so happy. Thank you for everything y’all have done and continue to do. It’s an honor to have the chance to contribute to your efforts. FIF love forever <3

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  22. Five Iron Frenzy…making guys cry since 1995. I’m sure glad you’re back though.

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    • Well put, Wally. Well put.

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  23. I bought your first CD at a show you guys played at the upper room in Denver, way before it was in any store (I’m old). You guys made me love music.

    This is the best day ever.

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  24. I prayed for this day to happen for 8 long years. Truly god was listening and I gladly gave my money towards this.

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    • That ini’ghtss perfect for what I need. Thanks!

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  25. So stoked.

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  26. If new pledge items are added (like Reese mentioned), will the date/time of their release be announced beforehand?

    I just want to make sure I don’t miss it this time (I was at work during the big announcement a few hours ago). Looking to pledge in the $50-$200 range. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. fantastic! thanks for making us happy w/ music again.

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  28. These are not my pants, but I peed in them anyway!

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  29. Life is better with Five Iron Frenzy. I’ve missed you guys this whole time. Because of your message, you encouraged a dismissive, hopeless teenager, and now Every New Day I believe in things unseen.

    Your friend, fellow worker, and fan of Christ,
    -A

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  30. Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to hear you guys again. It’s been far too long ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me stratghi.

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      • Arceilts like this just make me want to visit your website even more.

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  31. Wow. This is awesome. It’s like your best friend died and then came back to life. Like, it’s too good to be true. ๐Ÿ™‚ looking forward to my phone call. But I want a care package as well – can I pledge twice?

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  32. FIF has had such an impact on my life… I even had a mini ska band play “Every New Day” as my wedding recessional! I know the new album will be well worth the wait!

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  33. I can’t wait. Hope you guys can make it to Seattle and/or Portland on your tour.

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    • yes, what he said ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. You guys a huge part of the reason my husband is a Christian – I have so much to thank you for! I am so glad to hear that you’re doing another record – I can’t wait to hear it!! Please come to Australia, we miss you!!

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  35. I can’t believe this!! My friend and I almost died driving home from your last show and it was worth every terrifying minute of the drive to see you. I am so excited for new music!!!

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  36. No Reese, thank you guys!

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  37. So, the whole breaking up thing was just a hoax. I knew it. You guys and internet hoaxes. But for serious, the punchline was eight years overdue. Jerks.

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    • Apreociatipn for this information is over 9000-thank you!

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  38. Sooo, this is the best early birthday present ever! So stoked to skank to some fresh FIF cuts!

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  39. Super Super Super stoked. Am really glad you all are back. My mom and my sister’s and I used to listen to your CD (put onto tape ๐Ÿ™‚ in the car on the way to school EVERYDAY when I was in 6th grade. I missed the chance to see your last show in Seattle, and was bummed, but now I hope I get another chance ๐Ÿ™‚

    Michelle

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  40. How much can I pledge to let you guys crash at my house if you tour Boise?

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  41. Like others, I got choked up listening to the new song. I’m so excited to have you all back. Your music means a lot to me, it has ever since I heard the Quantity is Job 1 EP.

    Listening to the End is Here concert disc used to choke me up, since that was the last FIF I’d ever hear. Not anymore though!

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  42. Hearing you guys again, brought a tear to my eyes. You guys have not missed a step at all since you the last you played together. Single sounds unbelievable!

    I would kill for you guys to put this single on amazon!

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  43. Don’t ever forget, FIF, the world will always love us some Five Iron Frenzy, no matter how old we (or you…) get.

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  44. This is what happens when you live your life in ways that Jesus comes alive for people!

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  45. you guys forget that alot of you fan are 8 years older now…we are out of college and have careers that pay us money ๐Ÿ™‚ love you guys and so glad that you are back! please come to my church on your tour! westoverchurch.com we’ve had david crowder band and newsboys and would love to have you guys. im already talking to the guys in charge of getting bands in…so we’ll see…im just really excited ๐Ÿ˜€

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  46. I missed out on FIF live. I only discovered the band as an old man at 40 in ’05. I’m now 45 and ever more a FIF evangelist.

    I am sitting at my desk in a professional work environment choking back the tears. I will make the road trip to see you wherever you go. I am bummed that I missed out on the $400 pledge for a song!

    I don’t want one about me…but about ridiculous churchianity when the religious are griping about the announcements, getting upset because there is less cake and church social events while the world decays and dies without Jesus right outside the door.

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    • Don’t worry that’ll probably happen anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  47. Its a dream come true. You guys changed my life forever. So glad to have you back!

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