Published Sep 20, 2010It's an all-too common story: another band has had their gear stolen while on the road. This time, the victims were Swedish metalheads Katatonia, who were robbed during a stop in St. Paul's, MN.
The band wrote about the experience in a press release, complaining, "Tonight's gig reached an all time low. Two of our guitars got stolen (including our straps with wireless transmitters), obviously causing performance difficulties, frustration and anger."
Katatonia were planning on giving the two guitars away later in the tour as part of a contest that was launched to celebrate the band's first North American headlining tour in three years. The band asks that fans be on the lookout for two Mayones guitars in pawn shops and on Craiglist and eBay.
The group still have two weeks left in their North American tour. This includes a performance in Vancouver on Wednesday (September 22). Hopefully the band's anger translates into an extra-fiery performance.
September 21 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
9/22 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
9/23 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
9/24 San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
9/25 Santa Anna, CA - Galaxy Theatre
9/26 Hollywood, CA - Whiskey a Go Go
9/27 Mesa, AZ - UB's Bar
9/28 Tucson, AZ - Club DV8
9/30 Dallas, TX - Trees
10/1 Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounging
10/2 Houston, TX - Meridian
10/4 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/5 Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
10/6 Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
10/7 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
11/6 Aalborg, Denmark - Aalborg Metal Festival
11/26 Lisbon, Portugal - Incrivel Almadense
11/27 Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
12/2 Linköping, Sweden - Platens Bar
12/10 Auckland, New Zealand - No Sleep Til Auckland
12/12 Perth, Australia - No Sleep til Perth
12/15 Adelaide, Australia - No Sleep Til Adelaide
12/17 Melbourne, Australia - No Sleep Til Melbourne
12/18 Sydney, Australia - No Sleep til Sydney
12/19 Brisbane, Australia - No Sleep Til Brisbane