Royal Canoe Lose Gear in Van Robbery but Get a Happy End Thanks to Successful Fundraising Campaign

Royal Canoe Lose Gear in Van Robbery but Get a Happy End Thanks to Successful Fundraising Campaign
Here's the bad news: Canadian pop eccentrics Royal Canoe were robbed on Monday (November 25). The good news? The band have staged an extremely successful fundraising campaign that has surpassed its goal in less than 24 hours.

According to the group's Indiegogo page, their van was broken into in Chicago, and the crooks made off with "essential recording gear, passports, bags and luggage."

To help replace their stuff, the band launched a campaign with a financial goal of $7,850; as of press time, they've already made more than $9,000. These donations were made in exchange for rewards like back catalogue music, postcards, music lessons and a gourmet dinner cooked by the band.

Although there are still 60 days left in the campaign, Royal Canoe posted a message thanking their fans for the support and explaining, "We really don't want to take any more than we need, so while it's incredible, we kindly ask you to stop donating now. The amount we have already received over our goal we will use to offset costs for a couple of new pre-amps we will be needing for the next record."

Take a look at the campaign here.

Royal Canoe released Today We're Believers earlier this year.