A single 7 days right before they ended up to strike the road for their to start with article-quarantine tour creating on a strong neighborhood buzz, Twin Metropolitan areas rock trio the Gully Boys had their van stolen with most of their audio gear in it.
“Make sure you hold your eyes out for a 1996 silver Ford Fontana,” the band posted at the begin of a lengthy — and now commonly shared – Twitter thread about the heist.
The theft happened overnight Saturday-Sunday in the vicinity of the corner of 33rd St. and 17th Av. S. in south Minneapolis, where the punky, melodic indie-rockers experienced been booked to conduct at a rally for mayoral prospect Sheila Nezhad in nearby Powderhorn Park.
Quite a few countless numbers of dollars’ worth of devices was stolen, together with guitars, drums and amps, in addition band goods that was to be bought at shows. Their tweets record all the gear in the hope that other musicians will retain an eye out for it. The van, with Minnesota license plate 230-XDG, has a visible dent on the front of the passenger side.
As of Monday afternoon, Gully Boys’ members claimed they had still to hear from law enforcement or any one with any strong details. They have been not certain no matter if they could go forward with their eight-metropolis tour, set to commence Friday in Chicago, with sizable gigs in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Nashville.
“No leads other than a person may perhaps have noticed a male carrying Nat’s bass out of its case sitting down at the bus stop on 24th and Nicollet,” drummer Nadirah McGill explained by using email, referring to bassist Natalie Klemond.
Gully Boys adhere to a extensive line of Twin Towns indie acts to undergo identical thefts over the previous ten years-plus. Other people have provided Dessa, DJ Keezy, Dave Simonett’s Dead Man Wintertime and Sims of Doomtree.
Just after his van and equipment were being stolen while on tour in 2016, Sims reported, “It takes place all the time, but bands never seriously have a lot substitute. You could unload all your equipment into your hotel place just about every night, but then you will need a different hotel home to hold all the things.”
Like Sims, the customers of Gully Boys are getting solace in the common sharing of their stolen products and other help from the Twin Towns tunes local community: “We cannot categorical enough how supported we come to feel in moments like this,” they said in a later on tweet. But they stay uncertain about if and how to get their clearly show on the highway.
“We have people keen to financial loan us equipment for the tour but still will need wheels,” McGill said. “It can be seriously [messed] up.”