Touring has a lot of hassles to contend with these days, but recently there has been a spate of acts that have been stolen while on the road. Russian Circles, who performed with System of a Down and Korn, was victimized last week while on tour as a bunch of gear was stolen from their U-Haul truck while the group were staying at a hotel Holiday Inn in Chowchilla, California. .
The band has listed an overview of the instruments below and you can see photos there. Those with leads are asked to email [email protected]
Company Series 2 Bass Electric Guitar
Custom First Act Baritone Guitar (with Custom Bear Inlays)
Gibson Les Paul Custom ’85
Gibson Les Paul Custom ’87
Two Quilter Overdrive 202 amps
Two Darkglass 2×12 subwoofers
Emperor 4×12 Guitar Cabinet
Peavey 4×12 Guitar Cabinet
Noon Controller Keith McMillan 12 Steps
Pedaltrain Pro 3 crankset and case
Radial JDX DI
Cry Baby bass wah
AKAI Headrush E2
Digitech Bass Whammy
Alpha Omega Ultra Dark Glass
TSVG hard stuff
Fuzzrocious 420 Fuzz
Fuzzy rat tail
Earthquake devices after
Voodoo Labs Power Pedal 2
But the Russian Circles are not the only act affected by the heist virus in recent weeks. In the United States, the Minneapolis group Gully Boys recently had their pickup truck and all of its gear stolen indoors in the Minneapolis area. See their Instagram post below.
Kaonashi also got into trouble in California when the trailer in the back of their passenger van was stolen outside their hotel while they were playing in Anaheim. The group created a GoFundMe account which was launched here.
In the UK, Irish artist Orla Gartland took her band on tour over the weekend after a Friday October 15 concert at the Electric Ballroom in London, as reported by the UK edition of Rolling. Stone. Guitars, a camera, bags of clothes and makeup were all taken and a list of items can be found in a social media post below.
Another British band, Noisy, was also the victim of a robbery as they were about to hit the road with You Me at Six last month. However, they have since been able to recover all of their stolen live equipment, as reported by NME. As they got ready to go on tour, their van disappeared, but thanks to fans and other musicians, they were able to start the tour anyway.
All of this serves as a reminder to touring groups to stay alert with road safety.