Poison the Well Van Theft
2009-09-17 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 48 Comments

Poison the Well's van and trailer filled with all of their gear was stolen after the band's show in Detroit with Billy Talent. They will take a few days off from the tour while they collect their bearings, but will finish out the tour. The band made the following statement regarding their misfortune:

"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."


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Athom
Staff Reviewer
September 17th 2009

17114 Comments


fuckin shitty.

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Meatplow
September 17th 2009

5524 Comments


who needs gear when you can improvise

Faint7
September 17th 2009

252 Comments


that blows.

marksellsuswallets
September 17th 2009

4848 Comments


Man...sucks. Will buy the shirt most def.

marksellsuswallets
September 17th 2009

4848 Comments


Man...sucks. Will buy the shirt most def.

grahamg0re
September 17th 2009

155 Comments


thats pretty shitty =/ but then again they were in detroit

Apollo
September 17th 2009

10083 Comments


that sucks! good luck guys!

BallsToTheWall
September 17th 2009

44164 Comments


If this was in there hometown I probaly would have blamed it on the Haitians and Cubans. But Detroit....well now i'll just blame it on...you know. And Meatplow...what the fuck is that?

grahamg0re
September 17th 2009

155 Comments


dude its a snake eating a chick! =3

detroit is pretty silly place to go to shows. ignorant ... people always think me and my friends are in a band cuz thats the only reason why we would have long hair n wear black shirts lol

FreePizzaDay
September 17th 2009

1526 Comments


Yeah, that shit is serious. Cursed got robbed just like that overseas and called it quits afterwards. Thank god PtW is finishing the tour and everything. Definitely buying a shirt.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
September 17th 2009

7762 Comments


It seems like PTW have really shitty luck

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Carnifex
September 17th 2009

1918 Comments


Detroit...figures..

CompanionCube
September 17th 2009

977 Comments


meatplow has the best avatars ever

Zip
September 17th 2009

5313 Comments


ah that suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks

ToWhatEnd
September 17th 2009

3172 Comments


Good lord, I mean breaking into a trailer is one thing but straight stealing a van and trailer is on another level. People have some nerve these days.

Zip
September 17th 2009

5313 Comments


seriously where can anyone even hide a van though? It might turn up soon.

Demonicgman
September 17th 2009

417 Comments


can you not bad mouth detroit? fucking assholes. just because a couple of thieves stole a van does not allow you to condemn a whole fucking city. eat shit.

Demonicgman
September 17th 2009

417 Comments


"detroit is pretty silly place to go to shows"
you are very ignorant.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
September 17th 2009

17114 Comments


but it's detroit...

Teddy Picker
September 17th 2009

279 Comments


seriously where can anyone even hide a van though? It might turn up soon.

I doubt someone will hold onto it, they will probably pawn the instruments at various places and then who knows what they will do with the van.

JacobsLadder
September 17th 2009

554 Comments


That really sucks they're a great band.

Demonicgman
September 17th 2009

417 Comments


@picker yep, they will sell them for very cheap to get rid of em.

grahamg0re
September 17th 2009

155 Comments


@Demonicgman

i wasn't seriously bashing detroit. and you took my "it's silly" comment the wrong way. I love going to detroit for shows and do so aaaall the time.

ingystyle
September 17th 2009

48 Comments


I will find that scumbag. and i will kill him. WITH MY BARE HANDS.

Amnesty
September 17th 2009

97 Comments


If they broke up over this I would cry.

zaruyache
September 17th 2009

4799 Comments


That sucks Stealing a guitar or two I can understand, but the whole fucking van? That's crazy. Glad they can still tour though.



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botb
September 17th 2009

9280 Comments


stealing from bands is so fucking stupid. lets steal from people who provide worldwide emotional release with their music! good idea!

" Stealing a guitar or two I can understand"

can't understand that either tbh.

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xNintendoCorex
September 17th 2009

1272 Comments


@zaruyache, W.T.F?

this is so shit, i hope they dont skip australia as a result.

cirq
September 17th 2009

9257 Comments


It was the detroit lions! They needed the money to keep the team going since NO ONE goes to their 0-16 games anymore

Satellite
September 17th 2009

19769 Comments


Yeah, say what you will about Detroit, but it's easily one of the best places to see a show. Plus, blaming an entire city because of the actions of one or two (shitty) people is pretty cheap.

I feel really bad for these guys. Horrible situation. The same thing happened to Strung Out in Philly a couple years ago.

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zaruyache
September 17th 2009

4799 Comments


Guitars get stolen once in a while, but never all the equipment at once. X_x If a guitar or two had been stolen it wouldn't really be news, but the guys who stole PtW's stuff were just cruel. Not only did they cross the line, they pole vaulted across it.

Demonicgman
September 17th 2009

417 Comments


@grahamg0re
shit sorry man. i just hate the fact that people only see detroit as a criminal city when there are some really beautiful parts of it.

cirq
September 17th 2009

9257 Comments


Demonicgrandma

jredmond
September 17th 2009

209 Comments


so lame

EasternLight
September 17th 2009

2695 Comments


that blows many things. im sorry poison the well.

Wizard
September 17th 2009

18755 Comments


Poison the Well's van and trailer filled with all of their gear was stolen after the band's show in Detroit with Billy Talent.

Moral of the story, don't tour with suckage, especially if you have to open up for them.

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KYZAR
September 17th 2009

513 Comments


holy crap meatplow.... that dominates.

grahamg0re
September 17th 2009

155 Comments


@someguest

naw they played at st. andrews. that converge show is gonna riiiip i'm pretty excited. detroit is FINALLY getting a ton of awesome shows in october. it's been pretty dry for awhile


@demonicgman
it's alright i feel ya though detroit can be an amazing place go and yet really shitty too =/ just have to know how to handle it




JoshIsNumber3
September 18th 2009

151 Comments


At least it wasn't New Jersey. The one thing that Detroit has over that place is that you don't have hordes of dumb ass Guidos.

It was the detroit lions! They needed the money to keep the team going since NO ONE goes to their 0-16 games anymore


lmfao

gashuffer
September 18th 2009

26 Comments


I'm hoping it was some black metal head attempting to put an end to their shitty music.

Zip
September 18th 2009

5313 Comments


no class dude, wtf

scyther
September 18th 2009

1606 Comments


To be honest this shit is just getting to be hilarious.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2009

17114 Comments


correct me if I'm wrong but the impression that I got from their statement was that all of their equipment was in one place... in the fucking van/trailer that got stolen.

Phantom
September 18th 2009

8930 Comments


sucks to have their whole van stolen, but still.....lol

Klekticist
September 18th 2009

1258 Comments


tht majorly sucks

gashuffer
September 19th 2009

26 Comments


I agree PhantomLimb. I'm torn as a musician - having my gear stolen would probably make me cry - but the fact that its Poison the Well makes me chuckle a bit.

beans
September 22nd 2009

2332 Comments


this sucks


Phantom
September 22nd 2009

8930 Comments


i like poison the well





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