Published Sep 21, 2009Hard times have truly befallen Florida-based modern hardcore brigade Poison the Well. Not only have they had to tour with Toronto's Billy Talent - we kid 'cause we love - but while on the road their equipment has been stolen.
Apparently after playing the stint's first show in Detroit, the band parked at their hotel for some well-earned rest and then next morning, everything was gone. Thanks a lot, Motor City. Still, the band have rallied together some equipment and a van so that they can remain a part of the U.S.-only tour, having missed but a few days altogether.
The group had this to say (forgive the terrible flip-flopping between past and present tense):
"We woke up at our delightful Marriot Courtyard hotel (priceline, get into it) and walked outside to get in the van to head to Chicago for our second show of the tour. Only problem, it isn't there. Either someone is pulling some Merlin shit on us and just waiting for the perfect moment to unveil it and calm our shot nerves, or a talented scumbag stole our van and trailer with literally everything we own inside. Needless to say, we're crushed. Our most beloved instruments are gone, and trust me, we're gear nerds.... Having something like this happen is the worst thing that can happen to any band short of someone dying, [but] we're incredibly stoked to finish this tour with Billy Talent and play every night doing what we love..."
In order to raise some funds towards the purchase of new gear, a benefit shirt is now on sale.
Moreover, despite all of this bad karma, their latest album The Tropic Rot, is still considered quite good by us folks.
For all Poison the Well's tour dates, click here.