Our band, O'DEATH, was robbed outside of Los Angeles after our show at The Echo on Oct 30.
Our van and trailer were stolen, and along with it, all of our equipment, instruments, personal belongings, and merchandise, including hundreds of units of our new album and all of our other records on Vinyl, CD, and some tapes too, along with hundreds of T-shirts, posters, hoodies, flasks, buttons, everything we made for this tour. We also lost a couple of laptops, a camera, and most of us even lost all of the clothes we brought on tour.
A little about our history as a band:
o'death formed in 2003 in upstate New York. In 2005 we began playing all across New York City, and in 2006 we started touring the US in the DIY tradition (as the punx say). In 2007 we released our first studio record with international distribution, and have continued to tour and record ever since, having recorded four full-length albums, various singles, produced 5 music videos, currated showcases and compilations, and played about 600 tour dates across North America and Europe.
We hope to play many more and anticipate extensive recording output in the coming years, but we just lost everything and this is a HUGE SETBACK.
I'm so sorry for the sob-story, but we've literally just lost every asset. For those of you familiar with our music, you may know our sound is cultivated. A lot of our tools are NOT instruments that can be bought in a music shop - they are pieces we found on the side of the road along our journey. They are irreplaceable. So, we will not rebuild - we will start again. We could really use your help right now. We don't want to give up on this tour - we really believe in this album - we've been working on this tour to support this album since before the winter ended, and if we can't finish it, it will feel like 2014 is lost!
We hate to ask for handouts, but we know that a lot of our supporters recognize and understand the path we are on - we don't make much money doing what we do - we do it because connecting with people through music is our lives.
Any help or support you can offer right now would be so much appreciated. Please consider making a donation and/or reposting.
Thanks so much.
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