iwrestledabearonce are unfortunately the most recent known victims of major theft in our scene, something that's been taking place far too often. Early last week, the band's trailer was stolen along with everything inside: roughly $20,000 in gear and tour merch. As the band is set to head out on tour at the end of the month with Alesana, ENTHEOS and more, they're hoping to recover some of their losses so they can get back out on the road and play for their fans. A GoFundMe page—which provides a breakdown of everything stolen—has been launched for donations and can be found here. You can read a statement from the band below and check out a video from lead vocalist Courtney LaPlante explaining the situation. 

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“On the night of Sept. 20th, 2015 our trailer was stolen in Denton, TX. Inside that trailer, we had a lot of our touring gear (Mikey's drum set, speaker cabinets, road cases) and all of our merchandise.. The total amount of everything stolen is over $20,000, not including the trailer itself. Our bass player Ricky was moving the van and trailer from one safe storage space to another and parked the van overnight across the street from his house in a church parking lot. The same place we're used to parking every time we have a stop in his town. This was discovered the next day, on the 21st, and police reports were filed. The police have informed us that recovering any of this is extremely unlikely, even though we have no idea what use someone would have with a whacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man with our band's name on it; plus all of our merchandise that we were going to sell on this next tour.”

Tour dates with Alesana, ENTHEOS, Artifex Pereo & Cabaret Runaway

Oct 30 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggys by the Sea
Oct 31 Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
Nov 01 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Nov 03 Providence, RI @ SIMONS 677
Nov 05 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
Nov 06 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Nov 07 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
Nov 08 Westland, MI @ The Token
Nov 09 Joliet, IL @ The Tree Of Joliet
Nov 10 Saint Paul, MN @ Amsterdam
Nov 11 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Nov 12 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
Nov 14 Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
Nov 15 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Nov 16 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
Nov 19 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 20 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Nov 21 Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem

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