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Katatonia Has Guitars Stolen In St. Paul

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Following a slew of sold out headlining shows on the band's North American tour, Sweden’s Katatonia hit a major bump in the road over the weekend when the band realized two guitars, straps, and wireless transmitters were stolen at the stop in St. Paul on Saturday. The band issued the following statement:

"Unfortunately tonight's gig reached an all time low. Two of our guitars got stolen (including our straps with wireless transmitters), obviously causing performance difficulties, frustration and anger. Then against all odds, further technical problems kept on coming down one after another during the show. Apologies goes out to our fans in Minnesota for having to go through this."

The stolen Mayones guitars were to be the grand prize in two Katatonia giveaways that were launched in celebration of the otherwise successful headlining run on the "Night Over North America" tour. Fans are encouraged to check Craigslist, Ebay, local pawnshops, etc. for the missing guitars, and report any suspicious activity to the band. Katatonia still has the following upcoming tour dates:

9/21 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/22 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
9/23 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
9/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside
9/25 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
9/26 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
9/28 - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.´s Bar
9/29 - Tucson, AZ @ Club DV8
9/30 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/1 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounging
10/2 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
10/4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/5 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
10/6 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
10/7 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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1. BrianMN writes:

It had to happen in my state.
My apologies from everyone in MN.
If I heard correctly, most stuff stolen here is sent right to Chicago.
I'd send out the red flag midwest wide.

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2. Leroy writes:

Stupid meth heads in St. Paul...

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3. RememberMetal? writes:

I'll be at the Uncle Pleasants show...I can call in sick to work with...ear trauma. If someone steals their guitars again, there will be head trauma.

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