A Place To Bury Strangers: Van Stolen in Rome

Brooklyn noise-rock trio A Place To Bury Strangers have hit some bad luck on their current three-week European tour. While performing at the Black Out Rock Club in Rome on December 3, their tour van was stolen. Most of their gear was still in the venue, but the band lost €1000, a MacBook Pro, their bass player’s passport, their suitcases full of clothing, most of their merchandise, and several other personal items.

The band was forced to cancel dates in Pordenone, Italy and Bilbao, Spain. The tour is expected to resume normally in Nantes, France on December 7. The band apologized to the residents of Pordenone and Bilbao. Steven Matrick, the band’s manager, said, “We’d only had to cancel a show once before in three and a half years of round the clock touring, so hopefully this will never happen again.”

The total losses to the band are reported to be over $15,000. The band has set up a donation page through PayPal for those who wish to help.

Remaining dates for their current European tour:

Tuesday, December 7 – Nantes, France – L’ Olympic with Pillow Pilots
Wednesday, December 8 – Rouen, France – Le 106 with Marvin
Thursday, December 9 – Bordeaux, France – BT59 with Young Prisms
Friday, December 10 – Cognac, France – West Rock with Unison
Saturday, December 11 – Limoges, France – La Fourmi with Young Prisms
Monday, December 13 – St. Gallen, Switzerland – Palace with Ghost of Saber Tooth Tiger
Tuesday, December 14 – Strasburg, France – Le Laiterie with The Molly’s
Wednesday, December 15 – Besancon, France Generique Festival
Thursday, December 16 – Orleans, France – L’Astrolabe with The Finkielkrauts
Friday, December 17 – Rennes, France – L’Ubu with The Dead Mantra
Saturday, December 18 – Belfort, France – La Poudriere (Festival)