Backwards Dancer's van and trailer—along with all of their gear—were stolen outside of a hotel in Pleasanton, Calif. this weekend.
The band will continue on their tour with Eisley and Civilian. They rented a car to get to LA and will perform tonight at The Troubador using borrowed gear from their tourmates. You can see a statement from the band below:
"Sadly, our van/trailer/equipment/personal belongings were stolen from a hotel parking lot outside of San Francisco on Sunday. It definitely sucks, but we're alive and the weather rocks here so it could be worse. Fortunately we'll be continuing on tour with Eisley & Civilian through LA and San Diego thanks to the overwhelming kindness of our friends in Civilian/Eisley and over at EVR.
Theft is an issue that's way too common for touring bands; just last week our friends in Oso Oso had equipment stolen from them in CA, and there are so many other artists in the same hole. It totally sucks. Insurance helps, but (at least in our case) they lowball on everything and cover the least that they can get away with. As of right now, our insurance isn't covering 90% of the worth our equipment/personal belongs, which is around $30k, and is offering significantly less for our vehicle than we purchased it for. In the end of the day, we'll sort things out, but any help at all is huge for us."
In an effort to recover the stolen items, the band's label, Equal Vision, has made a post listing the items along with photos and information to report any tips.
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If you have any information regarding any of these stolen items, please contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100. If you would like to help the band get back on their feet, you can donate to their PayPal at [email protected] or buy merch and music here. The band's self-titled release dropped March 3 and recieved a 4.5 star review from Alternative Press.
Backwards Dancer have been on tour supporting Eisley and Civilian since mid-February. The band could use the support at their last few shows, so check out their remaining dates below.
Mar 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Mar 28 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues - Voodoo Room
Mar 29 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues - The Parish
Mar 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
A full list of the stolen gear is listed here, along with the band's helpful contacts.