Published May 16, 2018Post-punk impresarios Preoccupations were faced with serious bad luck yesterday (May 15) when their van and trailer were stolen in San Francisco. With the vast majority of their gear and personal items now gone, the Calgary band have launched a GoFundMe page to pick up the pieces.
Preoccupations are seeking $30,000 to replace their missing items. In a statement, they explained that the van and trailer stolen by thieves also included all of the band's gear and merch.
Read their statement in full below.
On the morning of May 15th we woke up in San Francisco to find our beloved old van, our trailer, and all of our gear and merch stolen. This is the second time this week we were robbed, the first being in Vancouver. We had just re-bought a lot of our gear and continued on the road again, when we got hit a second time — this time losing almost everything.
If you feel like donating to help get this band back on the road and to help replace all the mics and gear our tour manager and tour mom lent us, we would appreciate it in every way possible. What we have to offer is our deepest gratitude right now. Either way we will be back on the road soon.
Thank you for all the love. We are overwhelmed by all the support you have given us.
- Preoccupations (Matt, Monty, Mike, Danny and Rena (TM))
PS, keep an eye out for a gold-grey 2001 Ford E 350 XLT Van pulling a black Airdrie trailer.
To donate, you can head to the GoFundMe page here. Preoccupations released New Material earlier this year.