Tony MacAlpine Instrument Theft

In the early hours of Thursday morning, June 11, our tour trailer was broken into while parked at the Red Roof PLUS Austin South by I35 in Austin, TX.

The thieves took almost all our musical instruments and equipment, including 4 guitars, 3 basses, drums and cymbals, electronics and accessories.

As you can imagine, this has completely hindered our tour. When you take a musician's instruments you take away their livelihood. There are still over 2 weeks worth of shows remaining on the tour.

We are fortunate that our fans, fellow musicians, and endorsement companies have been able to loan us some of the gear to cover what was stolen so we can continue the tour. This however does not cover the considerable cost to replace the equipment long-term, or the high costs of shipping replacement equipment to us on the road.

Many of our very generous fans wrote to us asking where they could make a donation to get us back on track. We are deeply appreciative of these kind offers, so we decided to set up a GoFundMe campaign.

Following is the list of the stolen items. If you see these please notify us and your local law enforcement.

Tony's guitars that were stolen:

- his black Ibanez Guitars custom 7-string withEMG Pickups installed (serial LA071509);
- his white Ibanez 7-string with black EMG 707 pickups (serial LA0168);
The above guitars are Tony's only two Ibanez 7's and he has been photographed with them extensively.
Also stolen were a Peavy EVH sunburst, a white Carvin 7-string; plus Tony's pedalboard.
All of Bjorn Englen's basses were stolen:
- Carvin Amplifiers Blue PB 4 custom
- Carvin Black PB 5 custom
- Carvin SeaFoam Green PB 5
- 2 Carvin wireless transmitters with Guitar straps (inkl 1 red custom alligator)
- EBS 112 bass cabinet
- Misc. Tools, strings, batteries

Aquiles Priester's drum gear was also stolen:
Mapex USA Drums Saturn IV
1 X 8"X7" Rack Tom
1 X 10"X8" Rack Tom
1 X 12"X9" Rack Tom
1 X 10"X4" Snare (Steel)
1 X 6"X4" LP Timbale
1 X Eletronic bag with:
- cables
- heaphones
- ipod support
- 4 roland triggers
- TM-2 roland module
- gibraltar spare parts
Paiste Cymbals
Paiste Bag 1:
1 X Rude China Basher 14”
2 X Rude Splash 10”
1 X 602 Splash 10”
2 X Signature Splash 8”
2 X 2002 PsychOctopus Giga Bell Ride 18”
1 X Signature Heavy Hi-Hat 14”
1 X 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat 15”
Paiste Bag 2:
1 X Signature Power Crash 17”
3 X Signature Power Crash 18”
1 X Signature Power Crash 19”
1 X Rude Basher 18”
1 X Rude Thin Crash 18”
1 X Rude Thin Crash 19”
2 X Signature Heavy China 18”

Please share this post! We hope our network of friends and fans can help us recover our gear.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Tony MacAlpine 
South Pasadena, CA
Michael Mesker 
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