Published Mar 08, 2011It's an all too common story: another band has had their gear stolen while on the road. The latest victims are Vancouver, BC pop rock outfit Said the Whale.
The group are currently in the midst of a western U.S. tour, and last night (March 7) played a show in Sacramento, CA. Early this morning, the band tweeted, "6:30am: welcome to america, bitches. Trailer lock cut off, thousands of dollars worth of gear stolen. FUCKKKKKK FUCK FUCK."
They went on to write, "Could have been alot worse, but still fucking sucks. 2 acoustic guitars, Spennys entire cymbal set, 3 suitcases, 7 guitar pedals, microkorg."
Hopefully, this doesn't set the band's touring plans back too far. They're in the U.S. until the end of this month (including a trip to SXSW) and in April, will tour across Canada with Tokyo Police Club and Dinosaur Bones. In May, they have a pair of shows in the UK. Check out the Canadian dates here.
Maybe Said the Whale will be as lucky as Phosphorescent, who managed to recover $40,000 worth of stolen equipment last year.
Watch a recreation of the theft below.