Preoccupations Set Up GoFundMe For Stolen Gear

Band will continue with tour despite massive theft

Yesterday, Toronto band Preoccupations were handed devastating blow when their tour van along with all their music gear was stolen in San Francisco.

It was the second time in one week the group had been robbed, having their van broken into a few days prior in Vancouver. In the immediate aftermath, the group posted to Instagram calling off their North American and European tour as they try to scramble to figure out what happened. Today group shared a slightly more hopeful update, saying despite the tour being “very up in the air,” they will go ahead with shows as planned.

Preoccupations also launched a GoFundMe page to try to recoup some of their losses, which you can donate to here. Check out the band’s full message on Instagram below:

Yesterday was a really tough one, basically everything we own and have worked towards was taken from us. Right as we were hitting our stride, making best friends in the world with Moaning and together really crushing these shows. It was the second time in a week we were robbed, violated and sent into a frenzy of last min running around trying to replace our gear with whatever we could find/afford before the show. As it sunk in yesterday, the time line and logistics, as well as financially it seemed literally impossible for us to continue this run. HOWEVER as devastating as it was it didn’t take long for the support of our amazing friends and fans to kick in. That itself was also overwhelming but really just made it clear that this is just a set back. Flegel has the P Bass. He was spooning it in the hotel room and now keeps it handcuffed to his right wrist. We have come to LA in an attempt to blow the roof off the Echo with the help of friends and Moaning and sharing gear. The rest of the tour is still feeling very up in the air, we are taking each day in stride but want to publicly announce a go fund me has been set up in response to so many amazing people offering donations. We love you already and will forever and are beyond thankful. Annnnd the bounty is indeed and very much so forever gnar.

Yesterday was a really tough one, basically everything we own and have worked towards was taken from us. Right as we were hitting our stride, making best friends in the world with Moaning and together really crushing these shows. It was the second time in a week we were robbed, violated and sent into a frenzy of last min running around trying to replace our gear with whatever we could find/afford before the show. As it sunk in yesterday, the time line and logistics, as well as financially it seemed literally impossible for us to continue this run. HOWEVER as devastating as it was it didn't take long for the support of our amazing friends and fans to kick in. That itself was also overwhelming but really just made it clear that this is just a set back. Flegel has the P Bass. He was spooning it in the hotel room and now keeps it handcuffed to his right wrist. We have come to LA in an attempt to blow the roof off the Echo with the help of friends and Moaning and sharing gear. The rest of the tour is still feeling very up in the air, we are taking each day in stride but want to publicly announce a go fund me has been set up in response to so many amazing people offering donations. We love you already and will forever and are beyond thankful. Annnnd the bounty is indeed and very much so forever gnar. Link in bio 👉 ❤️❤️❤️❤️#preoccupations #gnarbounty

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Preoccupations’ most recent album New Material is out now.
 
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