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Deerhunter members robbed at gunpoint after show

Deerhunter (Bradford) @ Pitchfork Fest 2007 (CRED)
Deerhunter @ Pitchfork FEstival

We got a friendly homecoming suprise last night in Atlanta when Lockett and I got robbed at gunpoint after our show at Lenny’s last night. We literally had just walked off the stage and I was pretty wasted. Lockett was trying to take care of me and get me home. He grabbed my guitar and my stuff and we walked to his car which was parked about a block away from Lenny’s because it was so crowded. I heard a commotion behind us but like I said I was pretty out of it. I just opened the door to the car and collapsed in the passenger seat. Then I heard all this yelling and I hear this loud metallic banging on the window and look up and there is a gun in my face and a guy yelling “get the fuck out the car man” I stumbled out and see the other guy has Lockett with his arms spread on the roof of his car and is patting him down. Lockett was begging them to leave me alone. The guy put his gun up to my temple and said “give me EVERYTHING motherfucker I aint fucking with you” I just mumbled something and he put his hands in my pants and took everything I had. My cellphone, my wallet (empty except for credit / bank cards which kristin immidietly cancelled, and about 450 dollars in cash I had for my rent.) They also got all of Lockett’s money. They even took my fucking Camel Ultralights and Orange Bic. All I can say is that I’m glad we are not dead. Or more specifically, I am REALLY glad they didn’t hurt Lockett. He was just trying to help me get home and would not have even been there at that time otherwise.


Deerhunter‘s next NYC show is at South Street Seaport. All tour dates below…

Deerhunter – 2007 Tour Dates
Aug 26 – Fuck Yeah Fest IV @ The Echo/The Echoplex w/ No Age, Jay Reatard, Pissed Jeans, and many more! Los Angeles, California
Aug 30 – Black Cat Backstage Washington DC, Washington DC
Aug 31 – Seaport Music Festival w/ Battles New York City, New York
Sep 1 – Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 6 – Neumos w/ Grizzly Bear Seattle, Washington
Sep 8 – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Bobby Conn Portland, Oregon
Sep 27 – Drunken Unicorn w/ No Age Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 28 – Mercy Lounge w/ No Age Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 29 – The Wire presents Adventures In Modern Music Festival @ Empty Bottle w/ No Age Chicago, Illinois
Oct 1 – Canopy Club / Club Void Urbana, Illinois
Oct 2 – Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
Nov 2 – ATP presents Release The Bats @ The Forum w/ Liars, Black Lips, Deerhoof, and Fuck Buttons London, London and South East

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