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Torche robbed in Chicago

Saturday, May 15, 2010 2:03 PM PT
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Torche's van was broken into last night in Chicago, IL (the group is currently on tour with Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive). Items taken include musical gear, laptops, electronics, and passports. We'll post additional information once we get some.

Update: The group has now publicly stated the following:

"Last night in Chicago our van got broken into and a bunch of our equipment got stolen. Among the stolen equipment was both of Jon's bass guitars (custom First Act and custom Electrical Guitar Company), our new guitar player's custom guitar, Steve's black Les Paul custom, Steve and Jon's pedal boards, all our guitar stands, bags of cables and strings, and a bunch of personal bags that included check books, passports, IDs, etc."

"Since 3 out of the 5 of us lost our passports, we won't be able to play our shows in Canada now on May 18th and 19th. We're trying to find anyone interested in setting up last minute house shows/small bar shows around the Northeast to try and make some extra money. The total of all our shit that got ripped off easily exceeds $10,000 and we just borrowed money to put a down payment on a new van before this trip, so we're in a bad situation right now.

"If anyone thinks they might be able to help us out with shows in the Northeast on May 18th, 19th, and 20th, it would be greatly appreciated!

"Forgot to mention, Jon also lost his bass amp too..."

The following gear was taken:

- Custom Electrical Guitar Company bass w/hardcase #220
- First Act custom bass w/hardcase serial number # JN-0901002
- Black Gibson Custom Les Paul w/SKB hardcase
- Custom woodfinish guitar w/hardcase
- Acoustic 370 Bass Head
- 2 x SKB PS25 pedal boards
- 2 x Boss tuning pedals
- MXR Phase 90
- Boss DD5 pedal
- Boss guitar EQ pedal
- Custom 3 way amp selector (metallic blue)
- Fulltone OCD pedal
- Aguilar Tone Hammer pedal
- Boss Bass EQ pedal
- Shure Beta 57
- Misc Mogami, Monster, and George L's cable
- Suitcase style 7 space guitar stand
- Black iPod Touch
- Black Compaq Presario laptop
- Nikon Blue Coolpix camera
- Sony CyberShot camera
- Garmin 205W GPS
- Black Luggage containing: tubes, guitar strings, instrument cables, speaker cables, tuning pegs, surge protectors.
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