Animals as Leaders gear stolen
2012-06-17 by Puzzles | 77 Comments

Animals as Leaders recently posted on their Facebook page that a large amount of their gear had been stolen from their LA home while on tour.

"We've got some pretty terrible news to report. Upon returning home to our house in LA we discovered that we'd been robbed while were out on tour. The thieves were able to get away with Javier's Chevy Blazer and all of the equipment we didn't have on tour with us. 10 guitars in total. This includes many of our one of a kind custom instruments (Stranberg,Rick Toone ) as well as amplifiers, PA equipment and personal items.

This is beyond devastating. We know so many of you have been beyond supportive with Javier's legal troubles. We may need more of your help now to potentially find some of these one of a kind instruments that may pop up on Ebay, Craigslist, pawn shops, used music stores etc. "

The band have added a detailed description and pictures of the stolen gear on their Facebook page and has urged anyone with information about the stolen gear to contact them at animalsgear@gmail.com.

This tragedy comes after the much talked about conflict between guitarist Javier Reyes and Los Angeles police.

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Lambda
June 17th 2012

2417 Comments


I read about this..... sucks.

immortalizepain
June 17th 2012

378 Comments


Wow, this band is getting busy. Sucks. But I still wanna steal Tosin's skill.

Thane
June 17th 2012

2163 Comments


wow this sucks.

exportnow
June 17th 2012

78 Comments


This blows.

MO
June 17th 2012

18522 Comments


wow that's friggin' awful, I remember seeing interviews with tosin where some of his setups were in the tens of thousands of dollars

fuckin' scumbags whoever did this

Da11thMytrillSphere
June 17th 2012

546 Comments


This thing really fucking blows

jdennis31
June 17th 2012

6511 Comments


'This tragedy comes after the much talked about conflict between guitarist Javier Reyes and Los Angeles police.' are you talkin about the boston thing? jw cause if not these guys get fucked with by police alot

Spare
June 17th 2012

5271 Comments


amount of bands gettin their shit stolen lately is pretty unsettling

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2012

21791 Comments


wow they're not doing well lately

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2012

10070 Comments


God, people get worse and worse by the day.

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Pentagon
June 17th 2012

1998 Comments


damn these guys have been unlucky

ChuckyTruant
June 17th 2012

15710 Comments


Fucking bastards

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Eclecticist
June 17th 2012

3863 Comments


When will artists learn, that which is material is only temporary.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2012

10070 Comments


When will artists learn, that AAL will only return to awesome when they fucking have their gear DUH dudes

KjSwantko
June 17th 2012

9277 Comments


scumbags. I hate it when people jack music equipment from bands like this

ConcubinaryCode
June 17th 2012

2066 Comments


They stole his truck too. Damn.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2012

31095 Comments


When will artists learn, that which is material is only temporary.


omg

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Eclecticist
June 17th 2012

3863 Comments


I am totally kidding.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 17th 2012

31095 Comments


You're totally not

thumbcrusher
June 17th 2012

3591 Comments


last few weeks can't have been the easiest for these guys

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2012

9033 Comments


Reddit's starting a collection for them to buy their gear back or something so if you want to donate go for it

thumbcrusher
June 17th 2012

3591 Comments


surely they should get it back for nothing?

EDIT: you probably mean buy new equipment *duh*

Eclecticist
June 17th 2012

3863 Comments


"You're totally not"

No I was. It sucks when these things happen and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for any of their gear.

taylormemer
June 17th 2012

4917 Comments


Do I hear your pedals breaking?

Calc
June 17th 2012

12146 Comments


yeesh life keeps on piling it on these guys

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pcar
June 17th 2012

530 Comments


what kind of name is tosin abasi anyways

TBliss2
June 17th 2012

504 Comments


terrible

sniper
June 17th 2012

19048 Comments


blows.

AmericnZero02
June 17th 2012

3338 Comments


That's so shitty. I hope they get their stuff back.

squidwardtentacles
June 17th 2012

39 Comments


These guys don't deserve the bullshit that's been coming their way on this tour. I wish the best for them.

synysterend
June 17th 2012

44 Comments


That is terrible, amazing band too, no one deserves that. Hope these guys get the restitution they need.

FearThyEvil
June 17th 2012

12497 Comments


This really sucks. I feel so bad for them. Such fucking bullshit.

Devastator
June 17th 2012

2484 Comments


Always the good bands that get their stuff stolen. Hope everything works out for them and they catch the assholes who did it.

bloc
June 17th 2012

34780 Comments


Shit I wanted that Stranberg...

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Spec
June 17th 2012

27153 Comments


These guys have had it pretty bad lately.

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botb
June 17th 2012

9654 Comments


dudes can't catch a fucking break

GuanoBumbershoot
June 17th 2012

1447 Comments


These guys put a lot of money into their equiptment too.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 17th 2012

50116 Comments


Stealing something so personal and unique is so fucked up

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KILL
June 17th 2012

71482 Comments


rip

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drasticaction74
June 17th 2012

1729 Comments


ERRRRGGG

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TooLateToGoBack
June 17th 2012

1762 Comments


That sucks.

People who steal musical equipment are seriously the biggest fucking assholes.

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Quen
June 17th 2012

1633 Comments


these dudes can't get a break holy shit.

East Hastings
June 17th 2012

4391 Comments


damn i just saw them on thursday this sucks

Spec
June 17th 2012

27153 Comments


I could ne'er steal someone's instrument.

J0ckstrapsFTW
June 17th 2012

3652 Comments


Why can't people steal shitty muscians equipment

ShadowRemains
June 17th 2012

20539 Comments


Do I hear your pedals breaking?


lol'd


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heyadam
June 17th 2012

1708 Comments


Man, these guys just can't seem to catch a break.

Puto611
June 17th 2012

3 Comments


only one place to go once you hit rock bottom and thats up....AAL will be on the top again an better then ever!!

Ending
June 17th 2012

1896 Comments


This whole band has been caught in quite an unlucky streak lately. It's a shame really, since they certainly don't deserve it (nobody does, really, but this is happening when they are already having problems) at all. If it wasn't as personal and one-of-a-kind then I suppose the circumstances would be different (still bad, but less so) but the fact that they were personal and unique just adds to the level of messed up this is. Best of luck to the band trying to get everything back, as they do not at all deserve it.

zaruyache
June 17th 2012

6280 Comments


God hates this band, apparently. Sucks.

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TomAkaVeto
June 17th 2012

1624 Comments


"Why can't people steal shitty muscians equipment"

Why can't people STOP STEALING anyone's shit.

Relinquished
June 17th 2012

24929 Comments


at least they still have their tour equipment. fucking terrible though.

FictionalFlames
June 17th 2012

1516 Comments


why god? why?

cagedescending
June 17th 2012

4124 Comments


Weak shit man.

Recspecs
June 17th 2012

9829 Comments


Not a fan of the band, but damn this blows. Band has been going through some shit lately.

ffs
June 17th 2012

4865 Comments


why did they need that many guitars

tresm87
June 17th 2012

748 Comments


stealing is just low man, scum of the earth type shit

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nash1311
June 18th 2012

1754 Comments


At this rate this band won't be able to continue. I remember when I first heard this band a long time ago and they were having to crash at people's houses while on tour. and now all this extra BS happening after they've been reasonably successful. thats pretty awful

auberginedreams
June 18th 2012

6033 Comments


why is it so difficult for people to comprehend the difference between a robbery and a burglary?

jdennis31
June 18th 2012

6511 Comments


probably cause they are too pissed off they just got their shit stolen

Relinquished
June 18th 2012

24929 Comments


because you're an idiot

Recspecs
June 18th 2012

9829 Comments


"why is it so difficult for people to comprehend the difference between a robbery and a burglary?"

There is a difference...?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 18th 2012

31095 Comments


Burglary generally implies that a person had to have gained entrance to somewhere in order to commit a theft - breaking and entering etc

Recspecs
June 18th 2012

9829 Comments


Ahh okay that makes sense, but should it really be an issue to people who aren't law enforcement officers?


Puzzles
June 18th 2012

3065 Comments


ok guys 66 comments - only 600 more then I can make a really fucking stupid comment

Makemebad35
June 18th 2012

747 Comments


Fuck thieves

Recspecs
June 18th 2012

9829 Comments


Puzzles spare us the wait and share the joke I won't think any less of you.

JAV
June 18th 2012

1934 Comments


Why can thieves not steal from shitty bands?

VanitySeason
June 18th 2012

396 Comments


fucking sucks hard, why would you even stoop that low?

Storm In A Teacup
June 18th 2012

12712 Comments


This band has had a lot of adversity to deal with. Arrests, robberies, and shitty sound technicians at their concerts.

RyanSmithers
June 19th 2012

73 Comments


And they were still awesome on Saturday night. Such professionals. I have so much respect for them. What a really terrible situation they've had to endure the last couple of weeks. Amazingly through all of this Tosin mentioned that the tour they were on was probably the best they've ever been on. Must be weird to have such highs and lows at the same time. I hope the gear is found, hopefully it helps that their gear is so unique...

RyanSmithers
June 19th 2012

73 Comments


And they were still awesome on Saturday night. Such professionals. I have so much respect for them. What a really terrible situation they've had to endure the last couple of weeks. Amazingly through all of this Tosin mentioned that the tour they were on was probably the best they've ever been on. Must be weird to have such highs and lows at the same time. I hope the gear is found, hopefully it helps that their gear is so unique...

BurnedBlack606
June 19th 2012

407 Comments


Lol someone's gonna be makin some bank

MadMikeLove
June 19th 2012

652 Comments


It's heart-wrenching to see all this shitty stuff happen to brilliant, and humble people.

Whoever did this is true scum.

PersianLeonidus
June 20th 2012

14 Comments


Good news (if you haven't found out yet), They found the Chevy Blazer and one of the guitars.

YetAnotherBrick
June 21st 2012

4424 Comments


^ i definitely second that

MO
June 21st 2012

18522 Comments


sweet that's awesome



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