THE BLACK VELVETS APPEAL FOR HELP AFTER VIDEO SHOOT ROBBERY

The band are looking for the return of items with much sentimental value...

THE BLACK VELVETS are appealing for help after the band were robbed during a video shoot.

The Liverpool quartet were shooting a clip for forthcoming single ‘3345’ at the Electrowerkz in Islington, north London earlier this week (January 24) when two bags belong to guitarist Robbie Ross and drummer Nick Kilroe containing iPods, notebooks, cash, credit cards and demos of their forthcoming album went missing.

Ross explained that the bag has a lot of sentimental value to him as he’s been customising it since art college and so the band are offering a reward to anyone who can help with it and its contents’ return.

Despite the robbery the band pressed ahead with their “70s tour diary style” video shoot. which featured the band’s entourage, models and NME.COM winners in the audience.

The single will be released on March 14 ahead of their debut album, which is due out in May. In the meantime the band will be touring the UK in February.

The dates are:

London Metro (Feb 1)

Nottingham Trent University (2)

Sheffield Fez Club (3)

Bristol Louisiana (4)

Bedford Esquires (5)

Leeds Cockpit (7)

Manchester Night & Day (8)

Glasgow Barfly (9)

Norwich UEA (11)

Coventry Colosseum (12)

York Fibbers (14)

Stoke Sugarmill (15)

Liverpool Carling Academy 2 (16)

Leicester Charlotte (17)

Brighton Club NME @ Concorde 2 (18)

Cardiff Barfly (20)

Southampton Joiners (21)

Birmingham Club NME @ HQ Club (22)

Exeter Cavern (24)

Aldershot West End Centre (25)

Wolves Little Civic (26)

Peterborough Met Lounge (27)

London Metro (14 March)

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