NewsOctober 6, 2008 1:20 AM ET9,489 views

Pelican robbed in Italy

Pelican was robbed while on tour in Italy this past week. The group has issued the following statement: "Our otherwise excellent tour of Europe hit a severe stroke of bad luck this week. Two days ago we had a spare half hour to spend in Rome before heading to the venue, so we decided to go see the Coliseum. We parked nearby and went to take a brief twenty minute walk around the area. When we returned to our van we found that it had been broken into, despite being parked on a major street in broad daylight. Four bags were stolen, the contents including computers, passports, wallets, ipods, our soundguy's microphone collection, and, most devastatingly, a number of personal journals and two portable recording devices containing hours of song ideas that are now lost forever. "The calculated loss of this theft is several thousands of dollars. Unfortunately our band only earns us a very meager living and some of us are already in the hole from years of trying to make a living as musicians. This incident therefore poses a devastating loss and puts us in a very compromised financial position. Although we realize that there is a worldwide financial crisis going on, if there are those of you who have the means and desire to help out our gratitude would run deeper than words could express. We've set up a Paypal account at the address pelicanrobbed@gmail.com. Anything you can offer, even simple condolences, would go a long way. Thanks so much for reading."

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drawnQ 10/5/2008 10:25:39 PM

that blows


xJFWx 10/5/2008 10:27:02 PM

FIRST FIRST


rat_fink 10/5/2008 10:27:19 PM

i wish they would've been robbed of their young lives. worthless no talent ass hats.


ipecac 10/5/2008 10:27:35 PM

it's becoming quite clear that bands should never venture outside of the studio


youeatdickbeats_7 10/5/2008 10:28:31 PM

does sucks. but go italy.


chaosweaver 10/5/2008 10:31:26 PM

Was never a fan of this band, but anyone who has ever been in a band knows that this is horrible and could ruin you.


rocknroll_goonsquad 10/5/2008 10:31:53 PM

never let a van hold your shit, they're pussies.


playdough_head 10/5/2008 10:33:40 PM

Wouldn't have happened if they had a better drummer.


withoutashield 10/5/2008 10:34:32 PM

Shitty wok.. Italia 1 - Pelican 0


playdough_head 10/5/2008 10:34:53 PM

*listens to two portable recording devices containing hours of song ideas that are now lost forever* "UGH!" -Italian_Thief


brucelee 10/5/2008 10:38:42 PM

FIRST POST


Har_Har 10/5/2008 10:44:08 PM

shit band


xperineumx 10/5/2008 10:44:43 PM

PELICAN'T GO HOME.


Crow_T_Robot 10/5/2008 10:50:39 PM

at least they didn't get a bag of jewels stolen


master_of_puppies 10/5/2008 10:50:54 PM

witnesses claim the suspect is a mustachiod man around 5' tall wearing blue overalls, red shirt, and a red hat with the letter M printed on it.


strik9 10/5/2008 10:54:50 PM

wow they coulda like, took all there guitars,basses,drum sets, cabs etc, should be happy thats all they nabbed.


Steve_Austin 10/5/2008 11:10:09 PM

they set up a paypal....so people can help them replace iPods and Laptops....what a fcking joke. I like Pelican but this is fcking pathetic. When you lose a bag of jewels come talk to me, shits weeaaak.


foresters 10/5/2008 11:12:48 PM

Donated .23¢ because they said it would go a long way.


SeveredLn666 10/5/2008 11:17:49 PM

fcking I-talians


ion_stasi 10/5/2008 11:20:28 PM

freaking gypsies.


dudeshredthegnar 10/5/2008 11:22:41 PM

nothing like some good ole fashion dirty dego theivory to put a damper on a a shit bands tour of europe. good job random greasy Italian vandals *gives thumbs up


Holynutsac 10/5/2008 11:24:50 PM

"and, most devastatingly, a number of personal journals" ...... Hahahah!


xslick_mcfavoritex 10/5/2008 11:25:57 PM

Steve_Austin this is fcking pathetic. When you lose a bag of jewels come talk to me, shits weeaaak. Shut the fck up.


severedintwo 10/5/2008 11:38:16 PM

dont worry, im sure they will be ok


Dalton 10/5/2008 11:55:53 PM

playdough_head 10/5/2008 10:33:40 PM "Wouldn't have happened if they had a better drummer. " Appreeshed.


cArSonSlovak 10/6/2008 12:03:45 AM

THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT THEIR VALUABLE POSSESSIONS IN THEIR ENORMOUS BILLS


meandi 10/6/2008 12:04:10 AM

maybe the thieves left some arm hair samples to give to the policia


kenny 10/6/2008 12:09:25 AM

these comments have been the funniest ive read on here in a long time.


xturtlex 10/6/2008 12:15:09 AM

kenny obviously hasn't read the byd vanflip news story


paradeofflesh 10/6/2008 12:15:42 AM

i thought it would be a more interesting story if they were 'robbed" at gunpoint,.


ludicrous_speed 10/6/2008 12:25:40 AM

How about a link to your merch at a discounted price


blackpower 10/6/2008 12:32:06 AM

Stupid wops robbed them, just like they robbed me on eBay. fck Italy.


Simon_Belmont 10/6/2008 12:37:20 AM

computers, ipods, wallets, journals....asking for a handout for mostly personal stuff, sweet.


DeathComesRipping 10/6/2008 12:38:41 AM

The contents including computers, passports, wallets, and well... a bag of jewels.


cydrx 10/6/2008 12:53:56 AM

it was a grease ball promoter and two other unidentified goons


sweatymustainesex 10/6/2008 1:03:54 AM

Hmm, never woulda thought lambgoat was a haven for wop sympathizers. As if rimming yourselves to Gwar b-sides wasn't bad enough. This place is a cespool.


TaraAlesia 10/6/2008 1:08:10 AM

They're really nice guys. That sucks.


NoTalentAssclown 10/6/2008 1:27:40 AM

All song ideas stolen included shit drumming and no songs that sounded like Drought... NOthing was lost.


brucelee 10/6/2008 2:49:22 AM

is the sack of jewels safe?


rraaawwrr 10/6/2008 3:00:23 AM

no read ever Italians are gays


rod_serling 10/6/2008 3:11:26 AM

the persons responsible have escaped to the one place they won't ever be found again.............................the twilight zone


xaepx 10/6/2008 3:17:24 AM

I hope the thieves installed some sort of flipping mechanism on the van.


D1E 10/6/2008 4:07:31 AM

they posted a video diary on youtube: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0


devilondemand 10/6/2008 6:11:22 AM

playdough_head 10/5/2008 10:33:40 PM Wouldn't have happened if they had a better drummer. LOLLLLLL


shawn_kemp 10/6/2008 6:29:06 AM

Insure your shit, dumbfcks. It's cheap as fck to insure musical equipment.


hardware 10/6/2008 8:52:25 AM

Could never get into this band simply because the drummer is terrible. Then asking for money because you are paid shit from playing music that hardly anyone likes. Lame! I'll be reasonable though, sucks about the robbery. At least everyone is ok.


johnnygore 10/6/2008 9:12:02 AM

at the risk of sounding like a complete douche im really confused by the bag of jewels comments


Selvin 10/6/2008 9:44:25 AM

fcking Italiano Mario stealing gays


tiger 10/6/2008 9:51:16 AM

hey cool, i got robbed in NC last night. glad im not the only one. send me money at tigerrobbed@gmail.com... or just send me a laptop, and xbox 360, and an ipod loaded with a shitton of good music.


TheFall44 10/6/2008 10:02:24 AM

I wish them the best, and I hope they are able to get back up after this.


Ronald_Reagan 10/6/2008 10:42:29 AM

PAY PAL! but that sucks.


RonAfrica 10/6/2008 10:57:34 AM

Attn: Bands who leave all of their important shit in the van with no one watching it... STOP IT!!!


snes 10/6/2008 10:57:45 AM

go the way of cursed, you talentless hacks!


The_Suit 10/6/2008 11:36:11 AM

ipecac 10/5/2008 10:27:35 PM it's becoming quite clear that bands should never venture outside of the studio


Dick_Rhee 10/6/2008 11:40:20 AM

Insure your shit before leaving for tour morons


pseudorealism 10/6/2008 11:42:44 AM

Oh yea, you hate Pelican so much you're glad they had thousands of dollars of personal shit stolen. Man you're cool. I'd say grow up, but that's an empty comment. Get fcked works better.


eos_emissio 10/6/2008 11:44:34 AM

rocknroll_goonsquad 10/5/2008 10:31:53 PM never let a van hold your shit, they're pussies.


Flamboyant_Cowboy 10/6/2008 11:49:12 AM

Bands will never learn.


still_too_high 10/6/2008 11:54:21 AM

that really sucks, the band can't do much do defend themselves besides getting an armored van or some shit.


goose 10/6/2008 11:56:52 AM

they were robbed of there talent awhile ago...to bad you can get new ipods and journals


embraceofdarkness 10/6/2008 12:38:14 PM

.....i can't even think of that guy as "a drummer".Anyway, i'm so damn disapponited about what happend to them,Italy has ashamed itself once again.


kniferevenge 10/6/2008 12:44:49 PM

This band isnt my favorite,but this isnt fair either way.They should rename this site To Heartless Bitches.com since everyone is so cool about bashing everything that lambgoat posts.


FiresideWake 10/6/2008 1:03:15 PM

Super major bum out. Advice to touring bands: Leave someone like your driver or ungrateful merch guy back at the van anytime you leave it to go sight seeing. That or make your van look tougher.


xrybreadx 10/6/2008 1:21:57 PM

FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF PIZZA CRUMS BACK TO THE BURGLAR'S HOUSE


hsr 10/6/2008 1:30:03 PM

sorry to hear about this dudes. best of luck and return home safe.


YouGotScanned 10/6/2008 1:44:19 PM

God dammit. I hope you guys can make it through this. That would be the most horrible feeling day in the band's history I believe. So unfair.


dustybutt 10/6/2008 1:56:41 PM

but did you gett-a da jewels manwell?


DannibalTheCannibal 10/6/2008 2:49:31 PM

robbery-flip...


SyracuseMetalNerd 10/6/2008 2:56:56 PM

I'd donate if they agreed to get a drummer who doesnt blow


anautopsy 10/6/2008 3:35:14 PM

record flip


forumdrama 10/6/2008 4:03:23 PM

Ahhh, it's an amazing thing. Once again, another band that a year or longer ago, everyone was sucking the dudes' dcks, now just negative shit when turmoil comes their way. Oh lambgoat... you never cease to amaze me.


pongo_pigmayis 10/6/2008 4:08:13 PM

meandi 10/6/2008 12:04:10 AM maybe the thieves left some arm hair samples to give to the policia LOL. shit sucks though.


chrisd 10/6/2008 4:39:34 PM

well that sucks.


ALABOMA 10/6/2008 7:34:24 PM

this would never happen under mccain...amahrite? wed bomb Italy immediately.


fnffishcore 10/6/2008 10:05:23 PM

I had a pair of Rocawear sweatpants stolen from our van in Baltimore a few years ago. I can only hope some bum used them to keep him and his family warm.


sumballo_botrues 10/7/2008 6:31:16 AM

umm. it's rome. what the fck did they expect? and why the fck did they leave their wallets in their bags?


gregnorman 10/7/2008 9:47:37 AM

Mics, money, and passports? what a total pain in the ass. I'm glad the whole van didn't get taken. Jewels or no jewels, I'm pitching in. Over the years, they have given me more enjoyment than I've paid for.


hardware 10/7/2008 9:54:30 AM

They updated the donation addy to drumlessonsdonation@gmail.com


xSeanHannityx 10/7/2008 3:34:56 PM

Tired of shitty bands begging for $$$ when they get shit stolen/van flip. Get a real job, shitbags


keifkeif 10/7/2008 4:31:46 PM

whos gonna explain the bag of jewels


jer1jed 10/7/2008 9:19:57 PM

funniest. shit. ever.


mylittlepony 10/8/2008 8:30:21 AM

you can also donate to my cause (not sure what it is yet, but whatever you can give will go a long way) mylittleponyisbroke@gmail.com


unforgivable 10/8/2008 10:24:43 AM

Get a new drummer and I will care about you.


sickcelebration 10/8/2008 7:43:13 PM

hey cool, i got robbed in NC last night. glad im not the only one. send me money at tigerrobbed@gmail.com... or just send me a laptop, and xbox 360, and an ipod loaded with a shitton of good music. hah fck.


vertigo_index 10/10/2008 12:10:36 PM

search the vatican. they're notorious for thievery.



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