Published May 14, 2012The more time a band spends out on the road, the more likely it is that they will fall victim to thieves. Unfortunately, hard-touring Vancouver pop rockers Said the Whale are learning this the hard way, as they've been robbed for the second time in as many years. This time, the incident took place in the UK.
In a tweet posted on Sunday (May 13), the band wrote, "FUCK. Not again. GODDAMMIT. Laptops/band money/passport/guitar pedals."
This message was posted along with a picture of band members standing next to a smashed out window in their van (see above), where the thieves evidently broke in.
Luckily it's not all bad, since Said the Whale subsequently tweeted, "OH MY GOD. The British Police (@GMPCityCentre) is AMAZING!!! Half our stuff returned!!!!" and "Still out $2500, a passport, laptop and iPad, but this is unreal!!! This sort of police dedication would NEVER happen anywhere else." They also posted an ecstatic thumbs up picture.
The van was reportedly left alone for an hour in broad daylight. One generous fan apparently tried to send Said the Whale a money transfer to help them out, but the band refused to accept the cash.
Evidently, the group weren't too disheartened by the incident, as they wrote, "Ben: 'We're having way too much fun for people who just lost $2500'. Spencer: 'That's what we do best!'"
Said the Whale are currently in the process of promoting their latest album, Little Mountain, and you can see all their upcoming dates here.