May 14, 2014

TIS THE SEASON FOR THE THIEVIN'



Well the weather has warmed up. The grass is getting green. The flowers are starting to bloom. And bands are starting to get robbed... Every year as the temperatures rise so do the number of thefts to band gear. The most recent was a real doozy.

The Austin band Mike & The Moonpies had the van, trailer and every piece of gear they own stolen last weekend after a show at The Rustic in Dallas, TX. Below is a letter from the band along with a list of the gear that was stolen and a link where you can send donations to help the band get back on the road. Keep your eyes open out there folks. This won't be the only story like this you hear this year.

INFO:

Mike and the Moonpies’ van, cargo trailer and all of our gear were stolen in Dallas on the morning of May 11, 2014 sometime between 1 and 7 am. All totaled, we're looking more than $20,000 in lost property. We're currently accepting donations to help recover some of this tremendous loss so we can keep working and moving forward. Anyone who donates $10 or more will be sent a complimentary download of our album via email. ( http://www.youcaring.com/other/mike-and-the-moonpies-stolen-gear-fund/176761)
Thanks in advance. We're working our hardest to recover and make our upcoming tour dates.

Any news or information regarding the van, gear or trailer please contact chase@mikeandthemoonpies.com or call the Dallas Police Department.

Below is a list of stolen property. Please be on the lookout if you visit a pawn shop, shop on ebay, craigslist or similar locations:

Gear:

INSTRUMENTS
- Black Martin Acoustic Guitar w/ Tortoise Shell Headstock
- White Squier Telecaster (Classic Vibes 50s Reissue) with Pearloid Pick Guard, Unfinished Birdseye Maple Neck, Tx Flag Sticker, Nice Chops Sticker, Mike and the Moonpies Sticker, Lone Star Beer Sticker (S/N CGS0801155)
-Natural Wood Tuskey Custom Telecaster (S/N 006) with Black Binding, Hipshot B Bender, Mustache Logo on Headstock
- Black Emmons Pedal Steel Guitar w/ Texas Flag Sticker (3x4)
- Yamaha P-90 Keyboard w/ Burns on Keys
- Nord Electro 2-73 Keyboard
- Ernie Ball Musicman SubBass Guitar w/ Natural Wood Finish
- PDP 24" Kick Drum (Red)
- PDP 12" Rack Tom (Red)
- PDP 16" Floor Tom (Red)
- 14" Snare Drum (Brown)

AMPS
- Kustom Bass Amp 500W-Head
- 6x10 Ampeg Cabinet
- Peavey Session 400 Guitar Amp w R.J. Smith written on Speaker
-2x12 Fender Cabinet
- Fender Twin Reverb Amp (S/N AC026043)
- Music Man HD212 (S/N C002562)
- Orange Micro Terror Guitar Amp in Ammo Box
- Roland KC350 Keyboard Amp
- Yorkville Blok 100 Keyboard Amp

ACCESSORIES
- Drum Hardware Case (Black, 4 wheels, metal corners) + contents (drum throne, 3 Crash Symbol Stands, Snare Stands, Legs for Floor Tom, Hi-Hat Stand)
- Iron Cobra Kick Pedal and Case (Black)
- Zildjian Hi-Hat Cymbals (Bronze)
- Zildjian Aredis 14" Crash Cymbal (Bronze)
- Sabian Ride Cymbal (Bronze)
- Paiste Crash/Ride Cymbal (Bronze)
-Cases with all Drums (Black)
- (2) Ernie Ball Volume Pedals
- Holy Grail Reverb Pedal
- Pack-a-Seat
- Boss TU-3 Tuner Pedal
- Boss Delay/Reverb Pedal
- Boss A-B Switch
- Shur SM58 Microphone
- Polytune Chromatic Tuner Pedal
- MXR Phase 90 Pedal
- Maxon OD808 Pedal
- Stryman Flint Tremolo/Reverb Pedal
- Boss Blues Driver Pedal
- Boss Pedalboard
- Microphone Stand w/ Base Painted "Purple Sage"
- Aluminum Guitar Case with Red Interior
- Fender Grey and Black Guitar Case with Black Interior (Well Worn)
- Video Tripod Manfrotto 504 HD Fluid Head
- Video Tripod Manfrotto 546 TB LE65
- American DJ Galaxian 3D
- American DJ Galaxian 3D MKII
- American DJ COB Strobe Cannon
- (2) Large PA Stands, T-Bars
- SDC6 DMX Controller
- DMX Cables
- Audix i5 Microphone
- Radial Pro D2 (Direct Box)
- Keyboard Stand
- Folding Seat
- (2) Boss TU-2 Tunes Pedals
- (3) Microphone Stands
- Large Keeley Road Case (Merchandise Case)
- (3) Short Microphone Stands
- Ipad Mini (Engraved: 'MDH Mike and the Moonpies")
- $2000 Cash

Thanks for all your support, friends, please pass the word around.

Mike, Preston, Catlin, Zachary, John and Kyle

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