Entries tagged with: stolen gear
Chicago's nu romantics KILL HANNAH woke up on the eve of wrapping their fall tour with Jet, Papa Roach and Morningwood to a find their 15-passenger van and 14-foot trailer stolen. Taken between 4am and 11am today, Wednesday, November 11 from the front of the Holiday Inn on 900 Packer Ave, Philadelphia, PA-the same location that rock trio Mae had their van stolen from just a week earlier-the band lost over $120,000 in gear and merchandise, including one-of-a-kind vintage custom guitars and vintage custom effects. The theft comes just over a year after a devastating fire in Europe destroyed everything on the band's bus.Police believe the perp may not be a fan of emo. Seriously though, that sucks. List of stolen gear below...
Lead singer Mat Devine says, "We're devastated and speechless. We've been touring so hard around the world for the past seven years and this is the most evil thing we've witnessed. Special Crimes say this was a coordinated heist."
The band regretfully has to cancel their remaining tour dates, scheduled for the Electric Factory in Philadelphia [Wednesday] and the Nokia Theatre in New York City [tonight]. Their seventh annual "New Heart For Xmas" weekend of shows and events are still scheduled in Chicago on December 18 at Reggie's Rock House and December 19 at Metro.
Van and Trailer Stolen, But The Show Must Go On!Mae's next show is tonight (11/6) at Irving Plaza in NYC. Bright Eyes plays NYC tonight too, sort of. All Mae dates below...
We awoke [Thursday] morning in Philadelphia to discover that both our van and our trailer had been stolen from the parking lot of the hotel we were staying in. Needless to say, this was an absolutely devastating discovery! All of our instruments, equipment, merchandise, and many personal items are gone. This misfortune has fallen among many of our friends in the past and we suppose that after touring for 8 years this sort of thing is bound to happen. However, we will be finishing the remainder of the (a)fternoon Tour to the best of our ability! We have four dates left on our tour and will play the shows with the help of our friends in Deas Vail and Jenny Owen Youngs.
It's in these moments that our fans lift us up and remind us why we do what we do. We thank you for the immediate outpouring of love and support. If you would like to help us out, you can make a donation using the button below or by clicking here.
We love you!
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo, words by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Neon Indian - Terminally Chill (MP3)
Electro rock act Vega played the opening set at the last Pool Party on Sunday. If you didn't already know, all their gear had been stolen in Sacramento about a week ago, though you wouldn't have known from their performance.
Thankfully, Palomo says, a number of supporters have chipped in, sending the band cash to help buy the replacement gear necessary for its upcoming slew of shows, which will also find the touring through Europe.A full list of all the equipment taken is below.
"Most of the donations have come from friends and supporters back home," Palomo says. "There have been a few random names that I don't know, though. It's just like, uh, thanks for the support, y'know?"
That kind of support also helped VEGA make up for the fact that it had to cancel some shows in Canada that it had planned to play before getting its gear stolen; on the way back home, the band was able to raise funds by performing at DJ gigs in Los Angeles on the way back home to Texas. And, in the coming days, Palomo says, the band should be able to re-purchase the bulk of the equipment it lost--or at the very least, the equipment it needs to create Neon Indian's warped, summery sounds in a live setting. [Dallas Observer]
The blow is doubly crap-tastic for Alan Palomo, who uses the same gear in his Neon Indian project. Neon Indian is set to release its first record, Psychic Chasms, October 13th on Lefse Records. He's announced that the act "will be touring Europe and North America from September through December." Neon Indian are set to make their live debut on September 10th in Denton, TX, a few days before their Monolith Fest stop on September 12th. Palomo's upcoming tour, posted below, also has four days, October 20th-24th, marked off for CMJ. Good luck to him at getting the new synths and samplers together.
More Pool Party pics, the stolen equipment list, and all tour dates, below...
Harlem Shakes @ Highline Ballroom (more by Ryan Muir)
Well... our van was broken into in Richmond, VA. It sucks. The crackhead stole some of Jose's clothes and his passport, a microkorg keyboard, our sampler, and Todd's extra strings (!?). We're getting everything sorted now -- new passport expedited, new sampler sent out to Chicago where we'll be for friday (RIBFEST) -- but godDAMN it never feels good to be robbed. Violating, angry-making and all that. Anyway, things seem to be righting themselves (knock on wood), but if you see us in the coming final week of our tour, come give us a hug. We could use it, bigtime.Tickets are still on sale for the show Harlem Shakes are playing at Bowery Ballroom in July.
Raglani (with gear) @ No Fun Fest (Friday) (by Lori Baily)
St Louis's Riverfront Times reports, "Terrible news out of New York, where local experimental artist Raglani performed at the esteemed No Fun Fest on Friday night [at Music Hall of Williamsburg]. From a message Eric Hall left on my Facebook page":
Just to let you know, after playing No Fun Fest in NYC last night Joe Raglani's van was broken into and all of his equimpent was stolen. This includes the very expensive and rare synth he's spent years building up from modular parts and many other unique and custom devices. Needless to say, the rest of his tour has been cancelled. He'll likely need encouragement to motivate himself to begin anew. I'd hate our community to lose his outputThe painful list of stolen gear below...
by Bill Pearis
The Dears' tour bus was stolen Wednesday night in Montreal as the band was home packing for their six-week North American tour. The coach was taken from the parking lot of the Comfort Inn at 700 Blvd. in St. Jean, Pointe-Claire while the driver was asleep in the hotel, prior to their 6 a.m. scheduled departure. Fortunately, no luggage or gear was on board at the time of the theft and the band's trailer was left behind. True to The Dears' resilient nature, the veteran band isn't letting this minor mishap slow them down and will kick off the tour tonight in Toronto. All shows are planned as scheduled.The Dears [whose bus was probably stolen by their publicist... just kidding!] will be playing their first NYC show since CMJ last year when this mostly-new iteration of the group were still getting their sea legs. And they were good then, but I'd have to imagine The Dears are a lot tighter now. Their most recent album, Missles, is another fine blast of epic-ness as only Murray Lightburn could give. Apparently they've written already written almost a whole new album's worth of songs since October, so hopefully they'll play a few while they're here. If you can't go tonight (5/1) at The Bell House, The Dears also play Bowery Ballroom on Monday (5/4). Eulogies and Great Northern open both shows. All dates below...
If anybody has any information about the stolen tour bus or knows of its whereabouts please contact your local authorities. Bus model: Prevost, Series 60. Accuride Alcoa; license plate: V957YW [press release]
Friends and associates,List of gear and Gabriel Roth's letter continued below...
As you may have heard through the grapevine by now, Daptone was broken into last night. Unfortunately, there was a lot of equipment (mics, pre-amps, monitors, turntables, guitars, amps, computers, etc.) stolen and damaged. It is going to take us a while to go through everything and take full stock of what was stolen, and we are not supposed to touch anything until the cops come back to collect fingerprints so we can only guess what's missing from some mic drawers and cabinets.
And, no, we did not have insurance. We had been shopping around with different companies earlier this month but had not signed a check, so nothing was insured. We are working on replacing the gate in front, installing an alarm system, and getting insurance, but it is President's day so it's not going as quickly as we would have liked.
Nydia's computer was stolen (which wasn't backed up) and the modems/ phone system was ripped out, so we'll be relatively out of commission for a few days.
I would like to ask for everyone's help first in keeping an eye out for all of our stuff showing up on ebay/craigslist/local music shops, and secondly (and more realistically) keeping an eye out for good deals on headphones, mics, pre-amps, etc. I could really use a heads up on any kind of studio package for sale or studio equipment to be possibly bought or borrowed as soon as possible. We have a session scheduled for Friday to lay down some music for (I know this sounds
surreal) Rod Stewart, and I'm going to have to get the studio running by then. I know I'm going to need to find headphones, cables, mics, and pre-amps by then. I'm not sure what else yet.
mike watt's 1963 gibson eb-3 "the little bass"
IGGY AND THE STOOGESThey were in Montreal to play the Osheaga Festival. Mike Watt is in the Stooges. The list of stuff and more info below...
EQUIPMENT STOLEN ON AUGUST 4, 2008
OUTSIDE THE EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL
208 SAINT ANTOINE OUEST,
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
all equipment was in a rented penske 15 foot yellow truck with u.s. (michigan) license plate number AC46493 parked immediately outside the hotel, the theft had to have happened in the morning, between 6:30 and 7:30 am - truck and all gear stolen
Maria Taylor @ Belmont Arts and Music Festival - July 6, 2008 (musicitylights)
Yesterday in San Francisco Maria Taylor's van was broken into. Maria and the band are pretty devastated as the culprits got away with 6 guitars, 2 suitcases, pedals, and plenty of merch. We're hoping some of these items may turn up online or in local San Francisco pawn shops. As you can imagine, this gear has lots of sentimental value as well. If anyone has any information, please have them send a message to info AT saddle-creek DOT com.
Maria has two more shows left with Johnathan Rice and Nik Frietas. They'll be playing with borrowed gear, but the shows will go on!
Fri-Jul-11, Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex
Sat-Jul-12, Sonoma, CA, Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Thanks so much for your support.
by Black Bubblegum
"During our set in Brooklyn tonight our van window was smashed in and our bags, laptops, MP3 players, headphones, and various personal items, not to mention our money box, with the majority of money we have as a band, was taken."Giant was in town playing the mega-super-ridiculous show with Tombs, Engineer, and Rosetta. The boys ended with this hopeful nugget:
"I only say this to give an update as to our time on the road, and formally thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for all of the help given to us. the people at the show in Brooklyn, Engineer, Tombs, Rosetta, words simply can not express how thankful we are. oddly enough, in the end, it may have been the most heartening experience any of this have had with this band. so, thank you Brooklyn."Giant are at work on their new album Telomeres.
"We will not be setting up a Paypal account or any of that mess. Just come to the shows and say 'hello!'"
Matthew Dear @ Galapagos (bunker) - April 4, 2008 (100five)
Hey,If anyone has anymore details, please contact me and I'll pass it on. Matthew Dear is opening for Hot Chip tonight (April 8) at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Matthew, who was celebrating his birthday yesterday, had been playing a killer set for 2 hours or so. Suddenly he got a message on his computer saying that his hard disk drive was unplugged...
The music stopped, he checked and found out that the drive was actually missing... basically someone STOLE his hard drive in the middle of his set and ruined the all show!!!
This is SO WRONG!!! The management of the place asked people if they had seen anything, but nobody did, and the guy probably ran away...
FYI, Matthew just moved few month ago from Detroit to Brooklyn. We are privileged to have him here. Shame on the guy who did this.
If you need more details, you can contact me. Thank you.