Menzingers get robbed
2012-05-15 by William Lim | 15 Comments

Pennsylvanian punk band The Menzingers were robbed of much of their possessions while at a tour stop in Manchester, UK, at which they had played a show with the legendary The Bouncing Souls.

The band posted on their Twitter:
"Well we were robbed in Manchester. Everything's gone besides our gear. Over $10,000 gone. Any help would be greatly appreciated."

A full statement was submitted on Punknews.org:
"We played a sold out show at The Moho last night in Manchester which ended up being the absolute best show of tour. It was one for the books. [After the show,] everything's going great. We walk around the block to the van and I hear Dave give a quiet "oh fuck". The driver side window was smashed out and three personal bags were stolen [including] my bag with all of our tour money inside it [as well as] $2000 in US in case of an emergency. €5000 Euros, an iPad, 3 iPods, 3 passports, 2 pairs of RayBans, my personal tour journals from the last year and a half which included all of my On the Impossible Past lyrics and all of my memories, a digital camera, prescriptions, It really fucking sucks because it's not your fault and so many - in fact an absurd amount of you want to help out. It's pretty surreal and heartwarming to know we're not alone in this situation."

However, according to the closing statement on Banquet Records' appeal for the band, enough donations have been made to cover most of the losses.

For the full/source articles, see here:
http://www.punknews.org/article/47211
http://www.banquetrecords.com/MenzingersAppeal

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Band Page: The Menzingers

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Spare
May 16th 2012

5223 Comments


old but yeah, shit sucks. donated.

DuMont
May 16th 2012

84 Comments


I live in Manchester, my house got robbed before I even moved in. So much theft.

BarkHammer
May 16th 2012

125 Comments


Reeaally giving England a good name...

adkymo
May 16th 2012

162 Comments


some people really do give my city a bad name. and as awesome as it is to know they managed they recooped most of their losses this still sucks.

MichaelSnoxall
May 16th 2012

12163 Comments


I'd be pissed to lose those journals.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2012

20830 Comments


Sergio Aguero did it.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2012

20283 Comments


welcome to the north

but seriously this really really sucks

Digging: YG - My Krazy Life

GuanoBumbershoot
May 17th 2012

1133 Comments


What's more chickenshit than fucking with a man's automobile. I mean, don't fuck with another man's vehicle. You don't do it. It's just against the rules.

DallyLama
May 18th 2012

1048 Comments


i fucking knew they would fuck this up

Spluger
May 18th 2012

1013 Comments


I think losing the journals would hurt me the most. It sucks, how much bands get robbed now a days.

Spec
July 10th 2012

26847 Comments


"my personal tour journals from the last year and a half which included all of my On the Impossible Past lyrics and all of my memories"

Sorry this is late but are you fucking kidding me?

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 10th 2012

20830 Comments


Menzingers get robbed: Davey only gives new album a 3.5.

Spec
July 10th 2012

26847 Comments


You know its better than that don't lie.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 10th 2012

20830 Comments


You are right... It's a high 3.5... Like a 73/100... It should make my year-end list... I've always stated that.

Spec
July 10th 2012

26847 Comments


Make it a four you know you want to. Just got the vinyl, smells so good.



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