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Jeff Loomis Band Has Equipment Stolen In St. Louis, Seeking Fan Donations

Jeff Loomis, who has been out on tour with Soilwork, has posted the following message online about having equipment stolen from the band's van:

"Last night after our show in St. Louis, our tour van was broken into as we were grabbing a bite to eat before our drive to Dallas. We were parked in a well-lit area in front of the restaurant. In the ten to fifteen minutes that it took for us to order our food and eat, all of our personal items such as laptops, cameras, musical equipment, cell phones, passports and money were stolen.

"We came outside to find the lock on the driver side door popped out of the van, and promptly called the police. A report has been filed and the van was fingerprinted, but the leads don’t seem promising. The police stated that this is apparently a common occurrence in the area. We are all in disbelief, but are very fortunate for everyone to be okay.

"After discussing the situation as a group, we would like to try to continue on with this tour, but to be able to do this, we will need your help. We have all taken a huge hit financially, and we cannot continue on without some sort of support. We have set up a paypal account for any amount of donations to assist us for the duration of the tour.

"Here is the PayPal e-mail to make donations to: JLoomisbanddonation@outlook.com Any and all support will be greatly appreciated.

Remaining dates on the tour include:

4/15 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/16 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
4/17 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
4/18 - Abilene, TX @ Lucky Mule
4/19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
4/20 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
4/22 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
4/23 - McAllen, TX @ Geo's
4/24 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
4/26 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
4/27 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
4/28 - Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
4/29 - Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
4/30 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
5/01 - Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
5/02 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
5/03 - Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes
5/04 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
5/05 - London, ON - CANADA @ Music Hall
5/06 - Syracuse, NY @ Station 58
5/07 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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1. metalfan0603 writes:

Hate to hear about thieves taking other musicians equipment. It's a shame to feel unsure about your belongings being unsafe and vulnerable, especially when it's your livelyhood.

# Apr 16, 2013 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

Should get a nice big pit bull and leave him locked up in the van. :)

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3. CattleBruiser writes:

Who would ever steal Jeff Loomis' guitar? That's like cutting of you own arm.. on the other hand, those idiots probably had no idea who he is.

# Apr 16, 2013 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metalfan0603 writes:

Right, might as well take Lars Ulrich's drum set! The lowlifes ought to get raped by a pack of stray dogs... or some jail time haha. bet they would quit if the first option was viable lmao

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