The band lost everything apart from their gear. Here’s what they have to say about the whole thing:
Well we were robbed in Manchester. Everything’s gone besides our gear. Over $10,000 gone. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
So if you’ve been keeping up with our twitter, you’ll know that last night we got robbed in Manchester… Head over to our tumblr for the full story and some info on how you can help for those who have been asking. Thank you all so much for the love and support.
Seriously guys – we’re overwhelmed with the support we’ve been getting… Thank you all so so much!
Our friends at PropertyofZack.com teamed up with Photographer Hilary J. Corts in selling some limited edition photo prints of our recent show at The Knitting Factory. Check it out.. And Thanks to you all so much.
The band has issued another statement:
We have incredible news. Eric, Greg and Dave March have all been able to sort out new passports in time for us to leave the UK. We have to extend our deepest and lifelong gratitude to the folks at Banquet Records. Through donations to our PayPal and the fundraiser set up by Banquet Records we are able to take care of our loses. We’ve closed all fundraising!
We’ve never felt such a sense of overwhelming gratitude, support, and community in our lives. There truly has never been such a strong affirmation of our life choices and the outstanding character of our friends and the people who listen to our music and care for us. From our friends at home to our friends abroad, the names popping up of people who have helped us have brought tears to our eyes. We love you all so much.
There will never be a way to thank everyone enough. Money and possessions will come and go throughout our entire lives. The memory and feelings of being a part of and embraced by such an incredible community during a time like this will absolutely last forever.
PUBLISHED on May 4, 2012.
UPDATED on May 5, 2012 – another statement added.