Black Mountain Robbed in Sweden

Black Mountain Robbed in Sweden
Photo: Magdalena Wosinska
Just the other day, Winnipeg pop group Royal Canoe had essentially all their gear stolen in Montreal. Now Vancouver rock crew Black Mountain have also become the victims of theft while out on the road.

This morning (October 26) the band revealed via their socials that they were robbed while in Gothenburg, Sweden, where they were playing a show in support of their Polaris-nominated IV.

Black Mountain did not share a whole lot of details surrounding the theft, but they did list off a bunch of the stolen gear. As you can see in the post below, this includes several synths, as well as a handful of guitars and various other pieces of gear.

So far, it does not appear that the band are cancelling any of their shows due to the theft, and they are set to play in Stockholm tomorrow. You can see all their upcoming tour dates here.

The Gothenburg show marked the first show of Black Mountain's last tour of the year.

UPDATE (10/26, 1:50 p.m. EDT): Down below, you can now see a detailed list of gear stolen from Black Mountain. As you'll see, the band indeed lost an incredible amount of gear.

UPDATE (11/02, 3 p.m. EDT): Black Mountain have now launched a PledgeMusic campaign to help make up for the devastating loss. You can learn more about the campaign here.

Stephen McBean's Stolen Gear:


Gibson Les Paul Standard 1978 wineburst guitar w/ case with Sheptone Heartbreaker pickups + 50s electronics
Gibson SG GI Reissue Guitar w/ case with Lollar P90 pickup in bridge
Squire J Mascis Jazzmaster w/ case with Seymour Duncan pickups + 50s electronics

Effects Pedals in Roadmaster road case:

Vox Clyde McCoy Wah Wah
Framptone Amp Switcher
Boss TU-3 Tuner Pedal
Fulltone Supa Trem Tremolo
Union Swindle Distortion
ZVex Super Duper Hard On
Diamond Memory Lane Delay
Dod Phasor
Fulltone Soul Bender
Electro Harmonix Octave Multiplexer
Robert Keeley Neutrino Auto Wah
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power Power Suppy
George L Patch Cables

Amber Webber's Stolen Gear:

Sennheiser EW 300 IEM
Telefunken M80
Ultimate Ear UE 7 Pro
Ultimate Ear UE 900 Pro

In hard case mounted on a board with Velcro (hard case labeled "THIAGO"):

Akai MPC 1000
Roland JP-08 Keyboard
Art Stereo DI Box

Gretsch 14" x 6.5" hand hammered brass snare drum

Jeremy Schmidt's Stolen Gear:


Moog 'The Source' Synthesizer w/ Anvil flight case
Manikin Memotron w/ custom wood chassis and Anvil flight case
Korg CX-3 (vintage model) in a custom wood case

Modules & Pedals:

Waldork Streichfett Synth Module
Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere MK II Pedal
Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb Pedal
Boss Octave Pedal
Boss TV-2 Tuning Pegal
Eletro Harmonix LBP-1
5 Spot Daisy Chain Adapter