I feel like we need a dedicated “stolen gear” category under which to start filing stories, because here we go again. This time, the victims are longtime friends of not just ours, but lots of people in the scene: Jersey’s Mercy Union.
Here’s how the band’s frontman Jared Hart explains what happened on the very first day of their first EU/UK tour:
We’ve been in less London for less than 24 hrs and I’m writing the same post I wrote in 2011. We decided to go to Camden to get lunch quick before loading into the first show. We parked across the street in a Morrisson’s supermarket with 24/7 cctv, backed up to a fence, and a wood divider between the cabin and gear. We were gone for about 45 minutes. When we came back someone had removed a piece of the back door and pooped the back door open. They took gear, personal belongings, and merch. If anyone can share this or keep an eye out for any of the thing in these pictures or on this list, it would be greatly appreciated. We’re going to attempt to do these shows the best we can. Thanks in advance.
-Sommatone branded telecaster- black on back, sunburst on front. Tortoise shell pickguard in gator hardcase
-1978 Fender Pbass Sunburst, pink strap in skb hard case w/stickers
-marshall jcm 900
-ampeg portaflex solid state head
-pedal board in “Grenade” rolling bag
-boss Tu-2 tuner x2
-boss Blues driver
-jhs klon klone
-ehx holy grail reverb
-empress tape delay
-waleus aetos power supply
-solodallas storm pedal
-earthquaker speaker cranker
-voodoo labs pedal power 4×4
-2 pearl kick pedals
-telefunken m80 microphone
-senheiser 838 microphone
-samsonite rolling suitcase filled with merch (tshirts and records)
-black jansport backpack
-amazon brand rolling carry on bag
-late 2013 macbook pro 15”
-2012 macbook pro
-sony aplha a6000
-1 US passport
The band’s first show did take place earlier tonight after the event, and they’re doing their best to piece things together going forward. If you’re interested in kicking in to the GoFundMe page that’s been started on their behalf, you can do so right here.
Mercy Union’s ripper of a debut album, The Quarry, was released late last year.