Police Get well $50,000 Really worth of Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Stolen Equipment

It’s every single touring band’s nightmare: Veteran rockers the Brian Jonestown Massacre experienced almost all of their products stolen while on tour: personalized-created guitars and effects and tons much more. The theft was commonly documented in the music push as the band soldiered on as very best they could.

But this certain nightmare has a happy ending: Police in Portland, Ore. have recovered extra than $50,000 really worth of the band’s gear, the team introduced on Friday.

“We are all eternally grateful to the Portland law enforcement office for their assistance in discovering our stolen machines,” frontman Anton Newcombe tweeted. “It has been stated that it experienced wonderful sentimental worth, nevertheless, I am not really sentimental, I use my equipment to build audio 6 days a week, to feed my spouse and children and use my buddies. These are the resource of my craft, no various than a truck entire of resources applied in development or any other trade.  I also would like to thank everybody for their outpouring of issue, and for spreading the term, primarily Dan at KATU Tv.”

Of system, the impact of the theft was even much more devastating coming after two many years of lockdown and quarantines that prevented the band from touring at all. Through the pandemic, frontman Anton Newcombe  survived two bouts with Covid in his latest house of Berlin, and the band had penned and recorded two new albums, including “Fire Doesn’t Expand on Trees,” slated for release on June 24.

A 38-day North American tour (with Mercury Rev) kicked at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on March 27. But Covid intervened one once again, and dates in Vancouver, Tacoma and Seattle experienced to be cancelled. The band returned to the phase on April 18 in Portland with new equipment that they ordered.

The theft was learned that afternoon, and Newcombe tweeted that the lacking objects included a unusual Vox Ultrasonic 12 guitar, as nicely as a Vox Starstreamer 12, Gibson ES 12, Fender Jazz bass, Harmony Sovereign 6 acoustic with Dean Markley, Eko 6 string acoustic with developed in pickup, and 1 guitar tech instrument package.

Newcombe also tweeted thanks for the “unbelievable kindness of the Portland songs community” in finding the term out, and praised the police for their skillful and swift detective work.

BJM and their recovered gear just take the stage at Dallas’ Granada Theater tonight.