It’s like every single day, new reports of hardworking bands trying to make a living and bring some tunes to fans getting their stuff stolen has become the norm.
Mineral have become the latest band to suffer from this disgusting theft. The band,w ho had been on hiatus or whatever you want to call it for the past 17 years decided to regroup earlier this yea and go out on tour. Of course, the world is not the same like it was 17 years ago.
According to the band’s Facebook page, their van was broken into in st. Louis. Things taken from their van included their personal electronic, their cash box, merchandise, and much more.
The wost part of it all? The band ha paid in order to park in the well-lit lot where the theft took place in order to treat singer-guitarist, Chris Simpson to some birthday bowling.
The band’s full statement can be read below.
“ALERT: After our show this evening in St Louis at the Firebird we went to celebrate Chris’ birthday by going bowling at Flamingo Bowl. Shortly after 1am our van was broken into and all of our belongings were stolen.
Thousands and thousands of dollars in personal electronics, a cash box with several shows worth of merch sales, clothing, invaluable intellectual property, and many many other items. Our rear cargo hold with most of the gear was thankfully left safe. The van was locked, we specifically paid to park in a well lit lot with an attendant.When we came out 30 min later, attendant was gone, locks popped off, and belongings gone.
Please if anyone in the area has any information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There have been many burglaries targeting band vehicles and clubs in the St Louis area, please repost/share and help spread the word so other traveling bands are more aware and alert of their surroundings and decision making.”
And then music fans wonder why artists never come to their towns.