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Preoccupations tour in doubt after van containing all their gear is stolen


Preoccupations me be forced to cancel their current tour after their van containing all of their gear was stolen.

The band, who performed in San Francisco on May 14th, emerged the next morning only to notice their van has disappeared from their hotel. “The curse continues our van and trailer was stolen, everything is gone, this tour is fucked, the bounty no longer exists. Praying for a god damn Christmas miracle,” the band wrote in a now deleted Instagram post.

“I realised it happened when I came out of the hotel this morning to put my bag in before checking out. It wasn’t in the spot I parked it in, I had paid for the parking in the hotel lot so I was pretty sure they didn’t tow it. I think I knew it was fully gone immediately,” Preoccupations tour manager Rena Nicole Kozak told NME.

“There’s a lot of passion to keep doing the shows, there’s also a desire to take a break due to the overwhelming nature of it,” she continued. “I know they don’t want to comment on the fate of the last dates of the tour officially yet. There’s still a desire to try to pull them off but a big question mark on how to fund it.

“So can’t really say yet what will happen next. They will play the two LA shows for sure but everyone needs a little time to figure out how best to handle the rest.

“Insurance will not likely cover any of their gear, which is why there’s going to be a go fund me page.”

In was only last week that last week which the band’s trailer broken in to, which is the reference to the current “curse” blighting this tour. “Spent the first half of today combing the back alleys and sidewalk shops of east Vancouver’s Hastings and China town looking for our stolen gear,” they wrote.

“Our trailer was broken into and looted. Luckily less than half our gear was stolen and most of its replaceable although it still hurts. I just hope whoever’s hands its in now they are shredding some serious fucking gnar. The show goes on.”