TEEN at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)

NYC's TEEN, who have been on a tour with Sondre Lerche (which hit NYC a few weeks ago), have run into some trouble on the road. While in San Francisco, the band's gear was stolen, and they've now launched a Pledgemusic campaign to raise money to replace what was stolen. Here's what they wrote:

Dear Friends,

Thank you for taking the time to read this. As you may have heard, our van was broken into after our show in San Francisco. Most of our gear was stolen, including a very rare '79 Fretless P-Bass, a Gibson Les Paul, a Roadworn P-Bass, and three cases filled with various pedals we have collected over the years (Moogs, Micro-synths, expression pedals, etc.)

We have been on tour for six weeks in a minivan packed to the gills. The gear that was stolen was precious and in some cases very rare - an essential part of our analog sound.

But as they say - the show must go on! We have three more weeks ahead of us and so we are asking our dearest friends, family and fans to give however they can. Your pledge will help us replace what was stolen.

We've already received so many messages of love and support - thank you! If you're inspired to help us rebuild, anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Please take a look at the pledge levels below. We've set up a few special offers and will be doing some fun things for pledgers in the updates section here. Stay tuned for more info.

In the meantime thank you all again for your kind words and constant support.

Thank you!

Remaining list of tour dates below...


Sondre Lerche / TEEN -- 2014 Tour Dates
Oct 15 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO
Oct 16 Vega Lincoln, NE
Oct 17 Turf Club St Paul, MN
Oct 18 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Oct 19 Magic Stick Detroit Lakes, MN