Preoccupations robbed twice in one week, set up GoFundMe to keep touring
Canadian band Preoccupations have had a seriously bad week, having been robbed twice…yikes! First in Vancouver and then in San Francisco, waking up Tuesday (5/15) “to find our beloved old van, our trailer, and all of our gear and merch stolen. This is the second time this week we were robbed… We had just re-bought a lot of our gear and continued on the road again, when we got hit a second time — this time losing almost everything.” The band have set up a GoFundMe to help buy new equipment and stay on tour. They wrote about it on their Facebook:
Yesterday was a really tough one, basically everything we own and have worked towards was taken from us.
Right as we were hitting our stride, making best friends in the world with Moaning and together really crushing these shows. It was the second time in a week we were robbed, violated and sent into a frenzy of last min running around trying to replace our gear with whatever we could find/afford before the show. As it sunk in yesterday, the time line and logistics, as well as financially it seemed literally impossible for us to continue this run.
HOWEVER as devastating as it was it didn’t take long for the support of our amazing friends and fans to kick in. That itself was also overwhelming but really just made it clear that this is just a set back. Flegel has the P Bass. He was spooning it in the hotel room and now keeps it handcuffed to his right wrist.
We have come to L.A. in an attempt to blow the roof off The Echo with the help of friends and Moaning and sharing gear. The rest of the tour is still feeling up in the air, we are taking each day in stride but want to publicly announce a go fund me has been set up in response to so many amazing people offering donations we love you already and will forever. Annnnd the bounty is indeed and very much so forever gnar.
As they mention, Preoccupations play Los Angeles’ The Echo tonight and Thursday and then hits Phoenix, Austin, Dalas, and St. Louis. Go see ’em (and hit the merch table.) All tour dates are listed, along with a stream of the recently-released New Material, below.
Preoccupations – 2018 Tour Dates
MAY 17 The Echo Thursday, 8:30PM Los Angeles, CA
MAY 18 The Echo Friday, 7:00PM Los Angeles, CA
MAY 19 The Valley Bar Saturday, 7:00PM Phoenix, AZ
MAY 22 Barracuda Tuesday, 7:00PM Austin, TX
MAY 23 Dada Wednesday, 7:00PM Dallas, TX
MAY 24 Firebird Thursday, 7:00PM St Louis, MO
JUN 05 Village Underground Tuesday, 7:00PM London, United Kingdom
JUN 07 Musik & Frieden Thursday, 7:00PM Berlin, Germany
JUN 08 Sideways Festival Friday, 7:00PM Helsinki, Finland
JUN 10 Best Kept Secret Festival Sunday, 5:30PM Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
JUN 11 Maroquinerie Monday, 7:00PM Paris, France
JUN 12 Ramsgate Music Hall Tuesday, 7:00PM Ramsgate, United Kingdom
JUN 13 Brudenell Social Club Wednesday, 7:00PM Leeds, United Kingdom
JUN 15 Energia Park Friday, 2:00PM Dublin, Ireland
JUL 03 Sugarfactory Tuesday, 7:00PM Amsterdam, Netherlands
JUL 04 Molotow Wednesday, 7:00PM Hamburg, Germany
JUL 05 Roskilde Festival Thursday, 10:00PM Roskilde, Denmark
JUL 08 Terre Du Son Sunday, 7:00PM Monts, France
JUL 10 Hana Bi Tuesday, 7:00PM Ravenna, Italy
JUL 12 Devilstone Festival Thursday, 7:00PM Anykščiai, Lithuania
JUL 13 Dour Festival Friday, 7:00PM Dour, Belgium
JUL 14 The Haunt Saturday, 7:00PM Brighton, United Kingdom
JUL 15 Latitude Festival; Sunday, 7:00PM Southwold, United Kingdom
JUL 16 The Hare And Hounds Monday, 7:30PM Birmingham, United Kingdom
JUL 17 The Fleece Tuesday, 7:30PM Bristol, United Kingdom
SEP 08 OctFest – Governor’s Island Saturday, 2:00PM New York, NY
OCT 12 Desert Daze Friday, 7:00PM Perris, CA
OCT 13 Desert Daze Saturday, 7:00PM Perris, CA