We’re dropping a quick line to y’all because something very special is coming up. Next week might be our favorite (US) holiday… 4th of July! We’ve put together a nifty Independence Day playlist to be the soundtrack to your summer holiday too, which you can find HERE on YouTube.
This year, we will be home with our families, spending time with the most important people in our lives, and we hope that you are all able to spend time with people who matter to you.
As a token of our deep appreciation for our fans and their support of our music around this holiday, we have a 4th of July Sale!
Remember Land of The Free? We released this album in 2021 with favorites like “Only in America,” “Travelin’ Soldier,” and “American Pie.” Well ALL Land of the Free merchandise in our store will be on a special sale from June 30th at 9am CST to July 5th at 9am CST, only while supplies last!
This may be your last chance to grab this merch, as we are unlikely to print more once these sell out.
Check out the collection HERE. No code is required to access the sale – prices will be marked down. If you’re a Patron, you will get an even DEEPER discount using the special Patron-only code. To find out more about that perk and all the other amazing perks our Patrons receive, visit us on Patreon.
Happy 4th from your friends,
So… we have a problem. And we’re sure a lot of y’all have encountered it too.
There are, unfortunately, a lot of SCAMMERS lurking around the Home Free community. We’ve posted and tweeted about this in the past, but now feel the need to digitally staple this blog post to the top of our website to help prevent our fans from being scammed.
Please read through this… it’s very important.
These are people who will comment on our Instagram, Facebook, and other social posts asking to be friends, for money, or pretending to have a big opportunity for y’all. Some even impersonate our individual members, making fake pages or groups with photos that are pulled from our profiles and made to look a real page. To be abundantly clear on this: anything that is not DIRECTLY from our verified social handles is NOT US. For a reminder, here are our OFFICIAL social handles:
SPOTTING and REPORTING SCAMMERS
We can’t catch every scammer, because as soon as we report them, they make new accounts, and the big tech companies take a while to get around to our complaints. It’s like playing a digital game of whack-a-mole. And meanwhile, we’ve heard stories of fans who get fooled by scammers while we’re waiting on the platforms to get rid of a page. This is all to say that we need you to be smart about how you engage with us and our community on social media. The general rule of thumb is that if it feels fishy in the slightest, it probably is. If you spot a scammer, feel free to report them.
Here are the guidelines on how to report them via each platform:
Facebook and Instagram - https://www.facebook.com/help/306643639690823
We are so sick and tired of scammers that we are asking our most passionate fans to do something for us. And this is something we’d ordinarily NEVER do, but we feel no compassion for these people who have repeatedly taken advantage of our fans. If you’re a fan and you spot a scammer in comments, drag these a**holes through the mud, and publicly shame them on social media. If you see a scammer profile commenting on a Facebook post (common) or Instagram or TikTok (less common) then jump in and call them a scammer!
Reply and comment back that you KNOW they are scamming and that everyone on that post should be aware. Tell everyone in the comments to block that profile so that they don’t get it confused with our real profiles. We can’t be everywhere to police these comments, but we know our fans are. So we’re officially deputizing you all in our efforts to rid our community of these awful, awful scammers.
THE MOST WANTED: KNOWN SCAMMERS
Here is a list of some of our most wanted scammers. We have reported and blocked most of them, but many continue to pop up. They are created and deleted constantly, so if you ever see any of these fake pages, please block and report them and let us know so we can do the same.
FAKE FACEBOOK PAGES
SCAMMER INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS
Just a quick note on these: we can’t even try to pull the ones from Facebook because they are deleted and create new ones every few days. These are only instagram accounts, but if you are on Facebook and see someone respond to your comment, click their page and make SURE they are a real person and have enough real information to deduce that they are a real person before you engage with them.
The scammers continue to get more and more sophisticated, so always be on your toes, and please let us know if you see anything fishy so we can do our best to try to get those pages taken down. Thank you all for doing your part to make this a safe community ❤️
Thankful for our awesome fans,
Adam, Austin, Chance, Rob, and Tim
HAPPY MONDAY, FRIES!
Been a minute since we’ve popped on here with some updates, so we just wanted to share something that we’re feeling really excited about at the moment. We’re headed back to Europe!
In 2020, we were having the time of our lives exploring all over Europe and singing for some amazing crowds when we heard about potentially looming border closures, and everything was thrown for a loop with COVID. It was scary and new, and we never knew it would spiral like it did. But in the meantime, we had to rush to get back to the States, which meant that we had to cancel the rest of the tour, leaving fans in the UK and Europe high and dry.
For the last few years, we’ve been reminiscing about our time there and thinking about how we could arrange a new tour and get back over to sing and dance with our Euro Fries. Well after some planning and finagling it’s official: We’re coming back! We can smell the bratwurst already 😋
Check out the Euro tour dates HERE.
17 Sep | Oslo, Norway - Oslo Spektrum - TICKETS
18 Sep | Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus Arena - TICKETS
19 Sep | Malmö, Sweden - Slagthuset Teater - TICKETS
20 Sep | Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik - TICKETS
22 Sep | Vienna, Austria - Arena - TICKETS
23 Sep | Munich, Germany - Muffathalle - TICKETS
24 Sep | Zurich, Switzerland - Volkhaus - TICKETS
26 Sep | Cologne, Germany - Kantine - TICKETS
27 Sep | Utrecht, Netherlands - TivoliVredenburg - Ronda - TICKETS
29 Sep | Birmingham, England - 02 Academy - TICKETS
30 Sep | Manchester, England - RNCM Theatre - TICKETS
1 Oct | London, England - 02 Forum Kentish Town - TICKETS
If you’re across the pond, we hope you can make it! Tickets are already selling fast. Our Copenhagen, Denmark show is already sold out of VIP and is on its way to a quick sell out. We’re sure more are going that way too… so don’t wait!
Much Love, as always,
Adam, Austin, Chance, Rob, and Tim
Howdy, folks -
We’re trying something new here so stick with us: we’re going to write!
Every week, we’ll be updating our website with something. Stories of our lives, our new music, what’s making us happy, what’s making us laugh, what’s making us cry. It’ll be a hodge podge to start until we find a groove. Blogging. How Y2K of us, we know.
This is the first one, so you’ll have to let us know how you like it! Here goes.
It’s Wednesday and we’re just coming off the road from 3 weeks of a leg of our Road Sweet Road Tour. It wrapped on Sunday night at the Mother Church of Country Music, The Ryman Auditorium. What a run. This is not blowing smoke – we had some of the best crowds we’ve ever had in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Arkansas than we’ve ever had before. Thanks for making it special for us.
There were a lot of highlights on this run, but we thought we’d share a couple with you:
We’re off this week. It’s much needed downtime. We have a lot going on starting again soon:
Well… that wraps it up for blog numero uno for us. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Adam, Austin, Chance, Rob, and Tim