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Norma Jean robbed in Chicago

Monday, December 2, 2013 2:54 PM PT

Norma Jean has revealed that they had money and personal belongings stolen from their van last night in Chicago, IL. Initially, the band had the following to say:

"Tonight we were robbed in Chicago. Someone broke into our van and stole a lot from us. Not sure what to think right now. Cleveland on Tuesday. See ya."

Not long thereafter, vocalist Cory Brandan elaborated further:

"Thanks for the support. They didn't steal gear thankfully. We're ok too and still alive. We still love playing Chicago and will always come back here. We didn't play here tonight. We played in Steger yesterday. The BEST WAY to help us out is by coming to a show on this tour. That's it. We will live and our belongings and the money that was stolen can be replaced. We know that things like this happen but we love music and playing for you guys. Yes we're really bummed out, but really looking forward to the rest of this tour. Please check the dates and come out. Love all you guys! Still love Chicago."

UPDATE: Norma Jean has now issued the following:

Since we had a lot of people asking we might as well make a post about it. The other night while we were hanging out in Chicago on our day off, our van was broken into. They broke a window, went through our van and robbed us. Among some things stolen were three backpacks full of personal items, laptops, iPods, cash etc…

Some cool people have hit us up to donate the personal items we lost. Thank you all so much! We appreciate you.

A lot of you have been asking how you can help and we really appreciate all of you too. We lost some money yes but we don't want any of you bringing us money. If you want to help us in that way, just come to a show on this tour (check the dates!), buy a shirt in our webstore at http://store.bandmerch.com/normajean or at the merch table, or buy our new record.

There are people in the world way more in need. Give your money donations to them.

And to Chicago, we still love you and will always come back …but we will be a lot more careful from now on. Check the dates everyone!! Thanks! - Norma Jean!

Edit - If the person who stole from us reads this. We hope and pray that you get to a better place in life. Also, you're a jerk.

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