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Poison The Well van, trailer stolen in Detroit

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:10 PM PT


Poison The Well had their van and trailer (including all of their gear) stolen in Detroit following the first show of their tour with Billy Talent. The band does indeed have insurance, and they will resume the tour in a day or two. Here's a statement from the group:

"So this morning we woke up at our delightful Marriot Courtyard hotel (Priceline, get into it) and walked outside to get in the van to head to Chicago for our second show of the tour. Only problem, it isn't there. Either someone is pulling some Merlin shit on us and just waiting for the perfect moment to unveil it and calm our shot nerves, or a talented scumbag stole our van and trailer with literally everything we own inside. Needless to say, we're crushed. Our most beloved instruments are gone, and trust me, we're gear nerds.

"After a great deal of scrambling and deliberation, we found a way to stay on tour, after a few days off to get some gear and a rental van together. Having something like this happen is the worst thing that can happen to any band short of someone dying, and we're incredibly stoked to finish this tour with Billy Talent and play every night doing what we love.

"Our most sincere thanks to everyone who offered to help us in any way, our friends mean the world to us and everyone who has reached out today is absolutely mind blowing. Huge huge ups to Adam, Dave, and Jackie at Yeah!, the entire Ferret Records Family (Carl cause hes got the cash and Rick cause he calls the shots), Issac and the entire Indie Merch and Jakprints family, Tour Dog Leasing and Rental (thanks for driving to detroit to come get us), Jimmy and First Act Guitars, Russel Blair and Orange Amps, Derek at Ernie Ball, Tyme Rogers and Tech 21, Evan Obrien and Korg, Scott Uchida and Jim Dunlop, Jon "Shabba on the spot" Linton, John 'Badge' Chidley. Some of these people have always helped us out and are further making our lives better. Some of these people barely know us and have helped us this with this shit time.

"If you want to help out, we'll have a limited edition shirt online sometime soon that makes fun of our situation and is awesome, and all proceeds from that will go to wiping away our tears and some new tumbleweeds for the insides of our wallets."


118 comments


9/16/2009 10:12:40 PM
don't even say it.

9/16/2009 10:13:09 PM
that sucks....those dudes had Emperor and Orange cabs. Plus one of the guitarists had a 78 Red JMP.

9/16/2009 10:16:01 PM
That's Detriot for you, sorry bros.

9/16/2009 10:20:16 PM
I'll be there on the 30th to see them. Will support them some more.

9/16/2009 10:20:23 PM
how could this happen in detroit?

9/16/2009 10:28:51 PM
Detriot is a fcking Dump

9/16/2009 10:29:05 PM
I'll say it again, fck DETROIT!

9/16/2009 10:36:38 PM
it's awesome how they're the one band that doesn't put up a pay pal link.

9/16/2009 10:37:12 PM
Damn that sucks. Glad you guys were able to recover though.

9/16/2009 10:39:07 PM
fcked up.

9/16/2009 10:42:03 PM
way to not be crybabies about this, thumbs up!

9/16/2009 10:45:28 PM
Dude I can't believe that happened. I was expecting a bunch of black metal gays to start throwing their gay overplayed jokes on here. VANFLIP YOUR MOM

9/16/2009 10:46:09 PM
The band does did indeed have insurance.

9/16/2009 10:47:41 PM
Sucks for these guys. The band does did indeed.

9/16/2009 10:53:08 PM
fck YOU DETROIT.. Thats why the LIONS are always getting butt fcked. Who the fck wants to play for a town that steals everything people have worked their asses off for it. They have 5 albums. Remember that shit.

9/16/2009 10:53:55 PM
fck you question mark

9/16/2009 10:58:43 PM
The band does did indeed have insurance

9/16/2009 11:00:53 PM
First I'd like to say hahaha. Second, stolen van flip?

9/16/2009 11:06:05 PM
lol i'll try and keep my eye out for it

9/16/2009 11:06:06 PM
Thats Right Mother fckers, Dont fck With Us!

9/16/2009 11:10:36 PM
way to have your shit together and not be fck-up musician dipshits. they even took the time to write an entertaining and genuine statement that didnt sound whiny or retarded.

9/16/2009 11:13:06 PM
witnesses spotted a guy fleeing with the words "HARD CORE" on the back of his leg

9/16/2009 11:19:36 PM
lol

9/16/2009 11:33:09 PM
INNNNNSSSSSUUUUURRRRAAANNNNNCCCCCEEEEEEEEE

9/16/2009 11:35:10 PM
i appreciate the fact that theyre not asking people to paypal them money so much, that i actually want to paypal them money

9/16/2009 11:35:49 PM
sucks for these dudes. they've been at it for years...

9/16/2009 11:36:22 PM
I like how you retards are saying "fck you Detroit" when in reality I'm sure the nogs that stole it will read it.

9/16/2009 11:41:42 PM
2000flushes 9/16/2009 11:13:06 PM witnesses spotted a guy fleeing with the words "HARD CORE" on the back of his leg ---- fcking lol

9/16/2009 11:44:50 PM
did insurance cover the bag of jewels?

9/16/2009 11:54:28 PM
detriot what a piece of shit city.

9/17/2009 12:04:15 AM
That's really shitty, but I'm glad they're keeping it together. Detroit sucks, plain and simple. I guess I should be glad that I live 40 minutes away.

9/17/2009 12:11:26 AM
To be honest I am gonna buy 3 of the limited shirts. I feel like I owe to a band that is smart enough to get fcking insurance

9/17/2009 12:14:55 AM
Insurance...maybe M_KWD shoulda looked into that innit?

9/17/2009 12:19:04 AM
still a great band. they did play with good gear.

9/17/2009 12:25:54 AM
You don't need a paypal account when you have nine product plugs in your statement.

9/17/2009 12:48:28 AM
so stoked they didn't setup a paypal

9/17/2009 12:48:45 AM
Congrats on actually being smart and having insurance. It doesn't bring back the special shit but at least it's a good chunk of the shit out of the way. I didn't know sages in detroit enjoyed hardcore btw. Isn't everyone in that city black?

9/17/2009 1:02:13 AM
It's so cold in the D.

9/17/2009 1:13:54 AM
LETS GO RED WINGS

9/17/2009 2:16:51 AM
Lolz at bag of jewels and cold in the d.

9/17/2009 2:20:12 AM
ouchh, this is the last band that deserves some bullshit like this. lol @ all the detroit comments.

9/17/2009 2:29:47 AM
Next week you'll see Kid Rock's band playing out of Emperor and Orange cabs.

9/17/2009 2:47:33 AM
yeah when you have insurance you dont need to set up a paypal...idiots

9/17/2009 2:57:28 AM
PTW are some legitimately awesome dudes that definitely didn't deserve this. Glad it didn't take them long to get back up on their feet.

9/17/2009 3:12:59 AM
Oh... Detroit...whoda thought? OH and...The band does did indeed have insurance......"elliot 9/17/2009 1:02:13 AM It's so cold in the D."---fcking lol

9/17/2009 3:23:32 AM
That's mad shitty.

9/17/2009 3:47:44 AM
it was probably a gaggle of detroit's chihuahua sized rats that took off with it

9/17/2009 4:03:50 AM
johnnygore 9/16/2009 11:44:50 PM did insurance cover the bag of jewels?

9/17/2009 4:17:41 AM
you would be damn sure that if this happened to Rose Funeral, the only thing the message would say is. "Pay Pal PLEASE".

9/17/2009 5:07:45 AM
DeathComesRipping 9/17/2009 2:29:47 AM Next week you'll see Kid Rock's band playing out of Emperor and Orange cabs.

9/17/2009 6:29:28 AM
DeathComesRipping 9/17/2009 2:29:47 AM Next week you'll see Kid Rock's band playing out of Emperor and Orange cabs. : HAHAHAH

9/17/2009 6:31:22 AM
malcolmsex 9/17/2009 4:17:41 AM you would be damn sure that if this happened to Rose Funeral, the only thing the message would say is. "Pay Pal PLEASE". : Don't forget looking for new members because 3 of the old ones were stolen with our van.

9/17/2009 7:21:09 AM
ptw, wow you're smart. the only band with insurance. and making a mockery t-shirt? genious no pay pal? amazing.

9/17/2009 8:20:15 AM
That fcking sucks =/. Awesome band. Bad news.

9/17/2009 8:40:59 AM
thats what you get for touring with a pssy like billy talent

9/17/2009 9:12:43 AM
hardcore logo> billy talent

9/17/2009 9:12:57 AM
the band gives me diarrhea

9/17/2009 9:17:14 AM
LOL at them now playing with First Act guitars. They sell them shits at Toys R Us.

9/17/2009 9:32:59 AM
jesus fck... that white amp & marshall major gone at hotels like that when they see a band van + trailer they'll call someone up and have em jack that shit. fck.

9/17/2009 9:33:20 AM
another reason to never go to detroit.

9/17/2009 9:39:09 AM
WHY, DO YOU THIEVES, PATRONIZE ME?

9/17/2009 10:18:22 AM
fck the midwest.

9/17/2009 10:39:41 AM
CARRY (our things) AWAY

9/17/2009 10:40:12 AM
"rickrock 9/17/2009 9:17:14 AM LOL at them now playing with First Act guitars. They sell them shits at Toys R Us." First Act has a highly regarded custom shop that is independent of those bullshit chinese made garbage instruments from Toys R Us.

9/17/2009 11:07:28 AM
"it's awesome how they're the one band that doesn't put up a pay pal link. "

9/17/2009 11:17:19 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH shit band.

9/17/2009 11:30:56 AM
Bands need to get kill switches installed in their vans. Just a simple switch somewhere you turn off every time you leave you're van. A mechanic can do it for 100$. Noone can steal your shit unless they know you have it.

9/17/2009 11:34:59 AM
WHY DO YOU GUYZ BURGLARIZE ME?!!

9/17/2009 11:39:44 AM
That sucks. I really don't wish this on any band... except maybe Emmure.

9/17/2009 12:06:45 PM
You don't fck with 8 mile. fck the free world!

9/17/2009 12:07:47 PM
crazyjoedivola 9/16/2009 10:36:38 PM it's awesome how they're the one band that doesn't put up a pay pal link.

9/17/2009 12:10:05 PM
hella classy. stay up dudes. fck the haters.

9/17/2009 12:21:48 PM
Played 2 shows in Detroit 5 years ago. First time I was ever there, last time I will ever go there. Complete Garbage!

9/17/2009 12:35:46 PM
No mention of the jewels... Must have been kept in hotel safe.

9/17/2009 12:47:20 PM
lol @ the detroit lions. This sucks, glad they had their bases covered though.

9/17/2009 12:49:24 PM
Yeah, setting up a paypal account is so annoying, especially when gear has been stolen. Who would do such an annoying thing? fcking Morons. Pay pal is fuuucckkiinngg sweeett when your on tour and shit happens. EAT A DICK!

9/17/2009 1:08:21 PM
This is horrible, makes me ashamed it happened in my area. This band rules, they didn't deserve this. Oh and fck anyone from the area who is proud of this.

9/17/2009 1:59:15 PM
fcking sucks. One of my worst fears about touring.

9/17/2009 2:27:21 PM
good guys , good band hopefully everything works out and ya catch the crooks

9/17/2009 2:51:21 PM
This is why you have one or two dudes sleep in the van

9/17/2009 3:17:57 PM
metal_bob 9/17/2009 2:51:21 PM This is why you have one or two dudes sleep in the van thankyou, draw straws to see who sleeps with the six shooter every night

9/17/2009 3:21:26 PM
i wouldn't care about sleeping in a van for piece of mind knowing ill stab the first motherfcker to try and gank my shit

9/17/2009 3:25:43 PM
CARRY, AWAY, OUR LAPTOPS & PILLOWS, *squeal, *squeal, *squeal, *squeal.------Seriously, that sucks though.

9/17/2009 3:49:08 PM
that's horrible. should've happened to a shitty band instead.

9/17/2009 4:08:59 PM
how tha fck we posta keep peace?

9/17/2009 4:25:23 PM
Robbed?? In DETROIT?! What the fck is the world coming to?! But seriously, Detroit rules. Haha. Still shitty news though.

9/17/2009 5:14:31 PM
fck. Poison the well is awesome. Why couldn't this have happened to Bring Me the Horizon or Emmure. Maybe then, they'll finally give up playing shitty music

9/17/2009 5:28:56 PM
I like it when tool bags from metro Detroit say "fck yeah" to this, like there's some brotherhood with anyone from southeast MI. More than likely, the scumbag who stole the van would stab your stupid ass in alley if you went down there. fck off.

9/17/2009 5:30:08 PM
in an alley* Eat shit.

9/17/2009 6:11:45 PM
man, what a versions/10 situation.

9/17/2009 6:40:17 PM
Detroit is not a town thats ever fun to play in unless you are trying to cop rocks.

9/17/2009 8:49:25 PM
Yo don't hate on Detroit, that's where all of Obama's fellow brotha's live SEN and it TOTALLY has nothing to do with why the city is such a shithole!!

9/17/2009 9:09:05 PM
thats what they get for being a shit band

9/17/2009 9:51:00 PM
^^ always gotta be one jerk in the room.

9/17/2009 10:54:24 PM
that really blows ass haha

9/17/2009 11:26:30 PM
Meh that shit is whack.

9/17/2009 11:33:35 PM
fck Detroit & fck Kwame

9/18/2009 2:50:40 AM
DeathComesRipping 9/17/2009 2:29:47 AM Next week you'll see Kid Rock's band playing out of Emperor and Orange cabs.

9/18/2009 4:12:14 AM
don't dig their music to much, but these guys are dedicated as hell. and it's smarter than shit to have everything insured, and them not putting up a paypal link is completely awesome. because of this, I will buy the shirt

9/18/2009 4:13:58 AM
*too much blah blah

9/18/2009 4:55:59 AM
im not that dazzled by a huge money making band having insurance. PTW from 2001 would probably be fcked if this happened. Tropic Rot can go to hell.

9/18/2009 4:57:26 AM
emmure_vocalist his band claims detroit when majority live almost two hours from it. Represent..?

9/18/2009 9:53:09 AM
LMFAO...Detroit is the shit.

9/18/2009 2:26:13 PM
these complete morons never learned the first rule of touring.....SOMEONE ALWAYS STAYS WITH/SLEEPS IN THE fckING VAN

9/18/2009 3:35:05 PM
shit band.

9/18/2009 5:29:53 PM
Chock another one up for Detroit. I seriously don't blame any bands for dodging this dump. Rather make a trip than watch good bands take shit like this.

9/18/2009 7:04:38 PM
Ghoulfcked thats what they get for being a shit band

9/18/2009 7:05:25 PM
i forgot to add, you're awful lol

9/18/2009 7:11:18 PM
That's what youse deserve for playing with Billy Talent.

9/19/2009 7:11:35 PM
ICP must have made off with the jewels.

9/20/2009 10:44:34 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LO fckING L

9/20/2009 3:06:53 PM
detroit is not that dangerous, i've been to, and played hundreds of shows here and i have never been robbed, mugged or in any trouble at all. they probably weren't even in detroit when it happened. and they have money to be able to afford insurance

9/20/2009 5:16:47 PM
gayABEEFE 9/17/2009 11:34:59 AM WHY DO YOU GUYZ BURGLARIZE ME?!! -- Holy fck: 10/10. By far the best reaction to thievery that has ever been posted. And people from Detroit, please keep in mind that no one cares where you're from.

9/20/2009 9:13:33 PM
Love tumbleweeds, and Poison The Well, bought my shirt,

9/21/2009 6:23:18 PM
Detroit is the worst. Only city we ever had our windows smashed in. Several times. It was juggalos I'm tellin you!!1

9/21/2009 7:57:58 PM
Yeah for reals. They dont need a pay pal they just got everything back. What a lucky fcking band.

9/22/2009 11:29:42 PM
no you see, its not luck. its called insurance. i dont konw why this concept is so hard for everyone to grasp

10/18/2009 8:42:39 PM
thats some shit, poison the well is kickass




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