Phosphorescent @ Pier 54 last night (more by Chris La Putt)

Last night, after an amazing show at Pier 54 in New York City, Phosphorescent's rental van -along with all of their equipment - was stolen from outside a residence in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Last night's show was the first night of their scheduled six-weeks US Tour. Among the stolen items was Matthew Houck's custom, irreplaceable 1955 Gibson ES-125 guitar, vintage amplifiers, and a vintage pedal steel with losses totaling around $40,000. If anyone has ANY information or leads on what might have happened, or if you see any of this gear in pawn shops, on Craigslist, etc, please call the NY Police Department, Vector Management, or anyone you think might be able to help recover this gear. The van rental company is insured - they are covered for their van and are therefore not greatly concerned with recovering it. Phosphorescent DOES care though, greatly, about recovering any of this gear possible, and figuring out how to rally up and make this US Tour happen. Anything anyone can do to help would be simply amazing. We have set up a Paypal account for anyone wishing to donate funds to help replace gear - anything helps. We will be sending updates about the upcoming tour dates ASAP. Thanks in advance for any goodwill and assistance and thank you for your support over the years.

Paypal donations can be made here:

Vector Management:
Nick Stern

Stolen equipment list below...


1955 Gibson ES-125 Hollow-body Electric
1968 Gibson EB-3 Bass with slotted headstock (brown)
197? Fender Stratocaster - Custom, Blonde wood finish. No brand names or markings anywhere.
197? Emmons Pedal Steel Guitar - Push-Pull Model

1973 Fender Twin Reverb (Silverface) w/ Indian Sun Worshipper Tapestry affixed to grillplate
1978 Music Man 112 RD500 Custom Amp w/ 10" Speaker
SWR Workingman's Bass Amp
196? Fender Deluxe Reverb

(1) Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal
(2) Fulltone Full-Drive 2 Mosfet
(1) Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Plus
(1) Electro Harmonix Little Big Muff
(2) Electro Harmonix 80's Memory Man Deluxe
(1) MXR Power Amp Pedal
(2) Boss TU-2 Tuner
(1) MXR Phase 90, CSP-026
(1) Fender Tuning Pedal

DW "Collectors Series" Drum Kit - Black Matte finish
22" kick drum
16" floor tom
12" rack tom
14" Yamaha, Anton Fig snare drum, with maple hoops
(1) Ludwig boom cymbal stand
(2) yamaha boom cymbal stands
(1) DW9000 Hi-Hat pedal, DW7000 kick pedal
(1) Yamaha, double braced snare stand
(1) Ludwig double braced snare stand
(1) Ludwig drum throne/stool.
(1) 20" Zyldjian Constantinople ride cymbal
(1) 17in Zildjian A Custom crash cymbal
(2) Zildjian Constantinople Hi-Hats (paired)

Black Arai Profile Full-face Motorcycle Helmet
Durango Boots - Brown Harness Boots

150 Vinyl (To WIlle/Pride/Here's to Taking it Easy)
150 CD's (To WIlle/Pride/Here's to Taking it Easy)


Phosphorescent - 2010 Tour Dates
07/10/10 Toronto, ONT - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
07/12/10 Buffalo, NY - Soundlab
07/13/10 Columbus, OH - The Summit
07/14/10 Newport, KY - Southgate House
07/15/10 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
07/16/10 Memphis, TN - Young Avenue Deli
07/17/10 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree Cafe
07/18/10 Columbus, MS - Princess Theater
07/20/10 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
07/21/10 Houston, TX - House of Blues - Houston Bronze
07/22/10 Austin, TX - Independent
07/23/10 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
07/24/10 Lubbock, TX - The Foundation
07/26/10 Tucson, AZ - Plush
07/27/10 West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour
07/28/10 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
07/30/10 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
07/31/10 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe
08/03/10 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
08/04/10 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
08/05/10 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
08/06/10 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
08/07/10 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
08/09/10 Washington, DC - Black Cat
08/10/10 Baltimore, MD - Sonar Club Stage
08/11/10 Philadelphia, PA - Rittenhouse Square Park
08/14/10 Providence, RI - Jerky's Live Music Hall
08/15/10 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
09/06/10 Manchester, UK - Night 'n Day
09/07/10 Bristol, UK - Thekla
09/08/10 London, UK - Scala
09/10/10 Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival BUY TICKETS
09/11/10 Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival BUY TICKETS
09/12/10 Brighton, UK - Komedia
09/14/10 Paris, France - Cafe de la Danse
09/15/10 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
09/16/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
09/17/10 Leffinge, Belgium - Leffingeleuren festival
09/18/10 Groningen, Netherlands - Take Root Festival
09/20/10 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
09/21/10 Gothenburg, Sweden - Pusterviksbaren
09/22/10 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Slussen

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