L.A. Witch are seeking equipment they can borrow while they attempt to trace $4000 worth of kit stolen from their van in Bristol last night. Three days into a European tour isn’t the best time to have your livelihood stolen by some low-life scum-sucking bastard (when is?) so let’s see if anyone can help them out. This includes getting the van window replaced which isn’t covered by their insurance.
They were due to play in Glasgow today at Audio, but couldn’t make it as the van needed repairs. However, the other acts – Sweaty Palms and Faiides are playing, £4 ticket – all proceeds going to LA Witch to help them replace their stolen gear. If you were really wanting to see L.A. Witches, you can get a refund from point of purchase.
Details below from their facebook post:
OUR TOUR VAN GOT BROKEN INTO LAST NIGHT
After our show in Bristol, we woke up to the front passenger window and door smashed in on our tour van. We are absolutely devastated as it is only the 3rd show of a month long European/UK Tour. $4000+ worth of stolen items were all labeled with our band name, Sade’s name and email, and include the following:
- GRETSCH DUO JET G6128T GUITAR W/ BIGSBY – Serial No. JD05092535 – Missing bottom guitar strap knob/pin
- TC Electronic Ditto x2 Loop Pedal
- Line 6 Echo Park Delay
- Boss Dogital Delay DD-3
- Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb Pedal Original Model
- Boss TS9 Tube Screamer
- Boss DF2 Superfeedbacker and Distortion
- Boss TU2 Chromatic Tuner
- Vox Curly Cable Guitar Lead
- Mogami Gold Series Guitar Cable
- Visual Sound 1 Spot 9V Power Supply and Daisy Chain x2
- Pedaltrain Metro 20 20″x8″ Pedalboard and Soft Case
- Mogami Patch Cables x7
- Lock-It Guitar Strap
- Epiphone Soft Case Gig Bag
We’re still a small band and we travel on a very tight budget, and had been hoping to break even. We love touring and playing music, and we really want to be able to finish out the rest of this tour. We started a GoFundMe to help replace the items that were stolen, any little bit would help so much.
Thank you to everyone for their love and support over the years, it means everything to us!
P.S. If the good people of Bristol could keep an eye out for these stolen items, we would be forever grateful. We’re also looking to fix the smashed window and door as soon as possible so we can continue the tour tomorrow, and our insurance won’t cover the fix :( If anyone has any tips they would be greatly appreciated as well!
Thank you to Alex of Stolen Body Records/Bristol Psych Fest for helping us through this tough time. Unfortunately we will not be able to make it in time to our show tonight in Glasgow, as the van is in dire need of repair. We promise to make it up to you as soon as we can.