Torche Robbed in Chicago

torche live | live in Munich 6/22/09 by Benjamin | TORCHE

News taken from Hydra Head‘s news page..

“When we woke up this morning there was a frowny face text from Stevo saying Torche’s van was broken into overnight while in Chicago, and piles of shit was stolen….needless to say, it hasn’t been a good day for them. We’re getting a full listing from them of what was stolen, but the quick rundown is that equipment, guitars, laptops, passports, personal belongings and, sadly, more was taken. They are out with Coheed and Cambria this month, and unfortunately had to cancel tonights show in Detroit, and are also forced to cancel the Canadian dates as well due to passports having been stolen. While C ‘n C is in Canada Torche is already sorting out potential DIY gigs in the states…tentatively for Vermont, Providence, and Wilkes-Barre, PA. We will have updates on these (presumably) basement shows the second we get them from the band…(which pretty much means we’ll have an update for you an hour before they play the shows;)

Many of you have emailed us and the band about donating to help the band through this stretch. You guys are all sweet and thoughtful, THANK YOU. The band ain’t livin’ large, and although this Coheed tour is a chance to play in front of a shitload of potential new fans, its still a very hand to mouth touring commitment for them. That’s the round about way of saying that these boys could use any love right about now. ”

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“Last night in Chicago our van got broken into and a bunch of our equipment got stolen. Among the stolen equipment was both of Jon’s bass guitars (custom First Act and custom Electrical Guitar Company), our new guitar player’s custom guitar, Steve’s black Les Paul custom, Steve and Jon’s pedal boards, all our guitar stands, bags of cables and strings, and a bunch of personal bags that included check books, passports, IDs, etc.”

“Since 3 out of the 5 of us lost our passports, we won’t be able to play our shows in Canada now on May 18th and 19th. We’re trying to find anyone interested in setting up last minute house shows/small bar shows around the Northeast to try and make some extra money. The total of all our shit that got ripped off easily exceeds $10,000 and we just borrowed money to put a down payment on a new van before this trip, so we’re in a bad situation right now.

“If anyone thinks they might be able to help us out with shows in the Northeast on May 18th, 19th, and 20th, it would be greatly appreciated!

“Forgot to mention, Jon also lost his bass amp too…”



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