The Coast Robbed in Victoria

The Coast Robbed in Victoria
Touring's a bitch. On the first night of their spring Canadian tour, the Coast were victims of the latest smash'n'grab robbery. While inside the Lucky Bar in Victoria, BC (Canada's eighth most dangerous city, according to a recent Macleans study), the Toronto-based band's van was reportedly broken into during their set. Thankfully because they were inside performing, none of the band's gear was taken, which means the incident will not affect their tour. However, a number of possessions were nicked, including clothing, numerous laptops and various electronics.

If you happen to know anything about the theft or happen to be the criminal behind this looking to fess up, you can either contact the band through their manager Ben Buchanan or by sending them a message through their MySpace account.

On a brighter note, the Coast's debut full-length, Expatriate, is released tomorrow (April 1) through Aporia Records. It can also be heard in full on their MySpace page.

Here are the Coast's remaining tour dates:

4/1 Media Club, Vancouver BC (w/ Young & Sexy)
4/2 Doc Willoughby’s, Kelowna BC
4/3 Canmore Hotel, Canmore AB (w/ Julie Doiron)
4/4 JUNOFEST @ The Warehouse, Calgary AB
4/5 Starlite Lounge, Edmonton AB
4/6 The Slice, Lethbridge AB
4/7 Rose & Crown, Banff AB
4/9 Louis’ Pub, Saskatoon SK
4/10 The Exchange (The Club), Regina SK
4/11 Music Trader (In-Store performance), Winnipeg MB
4/12 WECC, Winnipeg MB (w/ The Details)
4/14 Apollo, Thunder Bay ON
4/17 MTV Live, Toronto ON
4/18 The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON (CD RELEASE w/ Wooden Sky / The Ghost is Dancing & Mixel Pixel (NYC)
4/19 Jimmy Jazz, Guelph ON
4/25 Alex P. Keaton, London ON
4/26 Grad Club, Kingston ON (w/ Julie Doiron)
4/28 Casbah, Hamilton ON
5/8 Marquee, Halifax NS
5/9 The Capitol, Fredericton NB
5/10 A Khord, Saint John NB
5/21 Le Divian Orange, Montreal QC
5/24 Zaphods, Ottawa ON
7/12 Edgefest, Toronto ON