Canadian trio METZ have launched a GoFundMe page after some of their gear and merch was stolen in Santa Clarita.
On November 20th, METZ revealed that their gear and merch was stolen from their van while on tour in California. Currently, they’re out on tour promoting Atlas Vending around the US with Preoccupations.
The band have released a full list of the missing gear. They also launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds to purchase a new backline for the rest of the tour. Check out the GoFundMe page here and the list of stolen items below.
Here's a full list of missing gear, please be on the lookout!!! We’re struggling to replace some pedals so if you’re in SF (or a city we’re hitting in the next day or two) and can help please reach out us and we’ll get you into the show and be forever grateful: pic.twitter.com/GGsiAnpvyN
— METZtheband (@METZtheband) November 20, 2021
A statement from METZ:
“There aren’t words for the blow this has dealt the band; financially, logistically, mentally, and emotionally,” the band wrote on the page. “This tour was meant to be a celebration for METZ; of them being together with all of you again, of doing what they love, and of sharing the joy and the energy that only comes from playing live. But it was also a means to make some much needed revenue after the financial setbacks of the past two years.”
“METZ are determined not to cancel any shows, but, in order to continue on tour as planned, they will have to purchase an entire new set of backline, a massive expense on top of the loss already incurred,” the statement continues. “So we are asking for you, our community and the band’s supporters, to help METZ out of a hole too big for them to dig out of on their own.”
The fund has already passed its $20,000 goal.