A single week in advance of they were to hit the street for their first article-quarantine tour creating on a solid nearby excitement, Twin Towns rock trio the Gully Boys experienced their van stolen with most of their tunes gear in it.
“Please keep your eyes out for a 1996 silver Ford Fontana,” the band posted at the start off of a extensive — and now broadly shared – Twitter thread about the heist.
The theft took place overnight Saturday-Sunday in the vicinity of the corner of 33rd St. and 17th Av. S. in south Minneapolis, where by the punky, melodic indie-rockers had been booked to complete at a rally for mayoral prospect Sheila Nezhad in nearby Powderhorn Park.
Numerous 1000’s of dollars’ truly worth of devices was stolen, together with guitars, drums and amps, furthermore band goods that was to be bought at shows. Their tweets record all the gear in the hope that other musicians will retain an eye out for it. The van, with Minnesota license plate 230-XDG, has a noticeable dent on the entrance of the passenger aspect.
As of Monday afternoon, Gully Boys’ associates stated they had still to hear from law enforcement or any one with any stable details. They had been not specified regardless of whether they could go forward with their eight-metropolis tour, set to get started Friday in Chicago, with sizable gigs in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Nashville.
“No prospects other than a person may possibly have noticed a guy carrying Nat’s bass out of its situation sitting at the bus halt on 24th and Nicollet,” drummer Nadirah McGill reported by way of email, referring to bassist Natalie Klemond.
Gully Boys observe a extensive line of Twin Cities indie functions to put up with similar thefts in excess of the earlier 10 years-plus. Many others have integrated Dessa, DJ Keezy, Dave Simonett’s Useless Guy Winter and Sims of Doomtree.
Right after his van and gear were being stolen while on tour in 2016, Sims mentioned, “It occurs all the time, but bands will not seriously have significantly substitute. You could unload all your equipment into your hotel room each and every evening, but then you require yet another lodge home to hold every little thing.”
Like Sims, the members of Gully Boys are getting solace in the common sharing of their stolen merchandise and other support from the Twin Cities tunes neighborhood: “We are not able to categorical ample how supported we feel in moments like this,” they claimed in a later tweet. But they stay unsure about if and how to get their clearly show on the road.
“We have folks ready to financial loan us gear for the tour but even now want wheels,” McGill mentioned. “It really is truly [messed] up.”