Black Mountain Launch PledgeMusic Campaign Following Devastating Tour Theft

Black Mountain Launch PledgeMusic Campaign Following Devastating Tour Theft
Photo: Magdalena Wosinska
Last week, Black Mountain were dealt a major blow, as the Vancouver rock titans were robbed of a huge chunk of gear in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since the devastating theft, the band have managed to carry on with their European tour thanks to borrowed gear, but they are now asking fans to help them get back on their feet.

Black Mountain have launched a PledgeMusic campaign in efforts "to help us re-power our concerting suits," as the band put it. They add, "Once we have enough money to replace what we've lost (our goal is $20,000 USD), we'll donate the surplus to www.musiCares.org."

In exchange for donations, Black Mountain are offering an array of rewards — not to mention simply good karma. These include two previously unreleased B-sides from IV, T-shirts, a demo CD of IV tracks, signed records, concert ticks and more.

You can get a full breakdown of rewards and donate to the campaign here.

You can see all the group's upcoming tour dates here and revisit the band's long list of stolen gear below.

Stephen McBean's Stolen Gear:

Guitars:

Gibson Les Paul Standard 1978 wineburst guitar w/ case with Sheptone Heartbreaker pickups + 50s electronics
Gibson SG GI Reissue Guitar w/ case with Lollar P90 pickup in bridge
Squire J Mascis Jazzmaster w/ case with Seymour Duncan pickups + 50s electronics

Effects Pedals in Roadmaster road case:

Vox Clyde McCoy Wah Wah
Framptone Amp Switcher
Boss TU-3 Tuner Pedal
Fulltone Supa Trem Tremolo
Union Swindle Distortion
ZVex Super Duper Hard On
Diamond Memory Lane Delay
Dod Phasor
Fulltone Soul Bender
Electro Harmonix Octave Multiplexer
Robert Keeley Neutrino Auto Wah
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power Power Suppy
George L Patch Cables

Amber Webber's Stolen Gear:

Sennheiser EW 300 IEM
Telefunken M80
Ultimate Ear UE 7 Pro
Ultimate Ear UE 900 Pro

In hard case mounted on a board with Velcro (hard case labeled "THIAGO"):

Akai MPC 1000
Roland JP-08 Keyboard
Art Stereo DI Box

Gretsch 14" x 6.5" hand hammered brass snare drum

Jeremy Schmidt's Stolen Gear:

Keyboards:

Moog 'The Source' Synthesizer w/ Anvil flight case
Manikin Memotron w/ custom wood chassis and Anvil flight case
Korg CX-3 (vintage model) in a custom wood case

Modules & Pedals:

Waldork Streichfett Synth Module
Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere MK II Pedal
Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb Pedal
Boss Octave Pedal
Boss TV-2 Tuning Pegal
Eletro Harmonix LBP-1
5 Spot Daisy Chain Adapter