After reuniting for the 20th anniversary of the band’s formation earlier this year, mid-1990s Texas emo pioneers Mineral embarked on what were their first shows in 17 years earlier this month. Last night, following their show in St. Louis, the band were out blowling to celebrate guitarist/vocalist Chris Simpson's birthday. Shortly after 1 a.m., the band's van was broken into and thousands of dollars in cash, merch, personal electronics and various other things were stolen.
You can read a statement from the band on the situation below. If you have any information on what happened last night in St. Louis, you are encourage to contact the band via the method mentioned below.
“ALERT: After our show this evening in St Louis at the Firebird we went to celebrate Chris' birthday by going bowling at Flamingo Bowl. Shortly after 1am our van was broken into and all of our belongings were stolen. Thousands and thousands of dollars in personal electronics, a cash box with several shows worth of merch sales, clothing, invaluable intellectual property, and many many other items. Our rear cargo hold with most of the gear was thankfully left safe. The van was locked, we specifically paid to park in a well lit lot with an attendant. When we came out 30 min later, attendant was gone, locks popped off, and belongings gone. Please if anyone in the area has any information email us at [email protected].com. There have been many burglaries targeting band vehicles and clubs in the St Louis area, please repost/share and help spread the word so other traveling bands are more aware and alert of their surroundings and decision making.”