Brooklyn’s San Fermin have had $20,000 (approximately £12,400) of equipment stolen while on tour in Portland, Oregon.
The band posted the news to their website earlier this week (October 20). It explains that their entire trailer was stolen, containing musical equipment including guitars, drums, saxophones and microphones. Despite the setback, the band have vowed to continue their tour.
San Fermin are now appealing to fans to help them replace the equipment by donating to their Paypal account.
The band’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone tells NME: “Everything was going so well on the road. It was definitely speed bumps and the mood was subdued for a while, but now we are raising funds to purchase new instruments and we are hopeful for the future. We discovered the trailer missing when we woke up in Portland on Saturday, but we cobbled together instruments and equipment in Seattle and played the show. We didn’t want anything to stop us. It’s been a challenge but we are hopeful.”
The post reads: “We woke to some bad news – a team of thieves stole our entire trailer in Portland, OR early this morning from the Red Lion Hotel parking lot. But in the face of adversity, we’re pushing on – we are cobbling together equipment to play our show tonight in Seattle, and we’re still on for our dates on the East Coast and Europe. To all those who’ve listened in, tweeted about us, come to our shows, and connected with us in all those other ways: your love in each and every city has been invaluable in keeping us afloat.”
The band are appealing to people in the Portland, Oregon area to keep an eye out for the equipment and the white and orange U-Haul with a licence plate GDX 050.