The Spill Canvas Recovery Fund

$20,740 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 693 people in 41 months
Dear friends - in life, with great highs always come great lows. We embarked on an incredible tour a few short weeks ago with the always awesome Motion City Soundtrack. Playing music we love to packed crowds has been an unbelievable blessing.  We have met some amazing people in this journey so far!

The downside to that is in every city there are a few unsavory individuals who know just how to turn things upside down in a negative way. Unfortunately in Orlando, those people found us. We awoke from our hotel to find the lock on our trailer cut and a mass of musical gear was stolen- Around $20,000 worth.  Needless to say we are pretty shocked and devastated.

Like most responsible musicians, we reported the incident to the police. We were banking on insurance to cover the loss but due to special circumstances our claim was denied. Something that's supposed to be there for us as, a fail safe, in times of need has...well, failed us.

We find ourselves in a tough spot. As a band who's always worked hard for everything that we've got, it breaks our hearts to have to ask for help. But sometimes we need to humble ourselves and reach out to our support system to pick us back up. We're in a really difficult spot right  now, so if you could at all find it in your hearts to help out the band, we'd greatly appreciate it. If you'd like to chip in, below are a few ways you can be a part of the solution.

We have set up this GoFundMe to replace our stolen gear. If you feel inclined to donate, you can do so here. Every person who donates will get a personal message or call from the band as a thank you.

We know that while you might want to help, you're not always financially in the place to do so. We get it! You can still help by spreading the word and sharing this post. Every extra person who sees it is one step closer to us getting back on our feet.

Thanks so much for your love and support during this difficult time. It's never easy being away from friends and family, but the dedication of our fans makes us feel blessed even in moments like these. We know we'll pull through this together, and will be a stronger unit because of it. Hope you all are safe and happy, and thank you for taking the time to read this post.

Here is a break down of the items that were stolen along with serial numbers on certain guitar equipment. Please keep an eye out for these items, and help spread the word!

1 Fender American Telecaster - US13140401
1 Fender 57 Reissue Precision Bass - V178638
1 Gibson Les Paul - 03233484
1 Custom Built Strat Body Guitar
1 Mesa Boogie road king - C5-153
1 Epiphone Les Paul Custom w/ Custom Pickups
1 Pedal Train
1 MXR EVH Phase 90
1 MXR Carbon Copy
1 Boss Tremelo
1 Dunlop Crybaby
3 Korg Pitch Black Tuner
1 TC Electronics Hall Of Fame
1 Wireless Guitar System
10 Guitar cables
1 Pelican 1510 Case
1 Canon Portable Wifi Printer
1 Alclair Custom In Ear Monitors
2 Alto ZMX52 Compact Mixers
2 DI Boxes
2 25ft 1/4 inch Male to Female Cable
4 Monster Audio 20ft 1/4 inch Cable
1 Odyssey ATA Case
1 Drum Dial
1 Black and Decker 20 volt Drill
1 Evans Drum Key Drill Bit
2 13" Remo Emperor Coated Drumheads
2 13" Remo Ambassador Clear Drumheads
2 16" Remo Emperor Coated Drumheads
2 16" Remo Ambassador Clear Drumheads
4 14" Remo Emperor X Drumheads
2 14" Remo Hazy Ambassador Snare Side Drumheads
2 22" Evans Emad Drumheads
1 Drum Tech Box Full of Tools and Extra Drum Hardware
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For all of you asking, here is a break down of the items that were stolen along with serial numbers on certain guitar equipment. Please keep an eye out for these items, and help spread the word!

1 Fender American Telecaster - US13140401
1 Fender 57 Reissue Precision Bass - V178638
1 Gibson Les Paul - 03233484
1 Custom Built Strat Body Guitar
1 Mesa Boogie road king - C5-153
1 Epiphone Les Paul Custom w/ Custom Pickups
1 Pedal Train
1 MXR EVH Phase 90
1 MXR Carbon Copy
1 Boss Tremelo
1 Dunlop Crybaby
3 Korg Pitch Black Tuner
1 TC Electronics Hall Of Fame
1 Wireless Guitar System
10 Guitar cables
1 Pelican 1510 Case
1 Canon Portable Wifi Printer
1 Alclair Custom In Ear Monitors
2 Alto ZMX52 Compact Mixers
2 DI Boxes
2 25ft 1/4 inch Male to Female Cable
4 Monster Audio 20ft 1/4 inch Cable
1 Odyssey ATA Case
1 Drum Dial
1 Black and Decker 20 volt Drill
1 Evans Drum Key Drill Bit
2 13" Remo Emperor Coated Drumheads
2 13" Remo Ambassador Clear Drumheads
2 16" Remo Emperor Coated Drumheads
2 16" Remo Ambassador Clear Drumheads
4 14" Remo Emperor X Drumheads
2 14" Remo Hazy Ambassador Snare Side Drumheads
2 22" Evans Emad Drumheads
1 Drum Tech Box Full of Tools and Extra Drum Hardware

On top of our musical gear that needs to be replaced, we have to fix the latches on our trailer and purchase new locks.

We also took a pretty big hit on some personal items that were stored in the trailer.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support. We are absolutely blown away with the response we've received so far. It's been a positive moral boost and has given us the drive to keep pushing on during this difficult period.

NO TOUR DATES WILL BE CANCELLED.

Thank you so much,
The Spill Canvas

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Zak Warner
41 months ago
3
3

I'll be seeing you guys in Rochester next week, and I'm fortunate enough to have it be on my birthday. To see that you guys are still powering through this tragedy is amazing, and I can't wait to have the best birthday ever.

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Joe Allen
41 months ago
2
2

I can't even imagine how I'd react to a loss like this. So awesome that you guys aren't cancelling any tour dates after such a tragedy. When you guys get new stuff you should absolutely invest in gps tracking devices for your gear, there's a lot of really good ones available for decent prices. Good gear is too valuable and too easy for someone to steal to not have a way to track it down

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Mike Dresch
41 months ago
2
2

In addition to your serial numbers of your gear, try to post more detailed descriptions, colors, pickup configurations, identifying marks, pictures, etc. That will help identify your gear faster.

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Keith Stein
41 months ago
1
1

I can not contribute anything at the moment. Not sure if you would remember me or not but over the years I photographed you guys on stage and have also done some portraits for you guys. Would love to do it again some time. I am on Long Island, New York and if you guys need a place to rest your head while on that leg of the tour I live about 30 minutes from the venue you are playing at. You can message me on Facebook or email me hurricaneoflions@gmail.com. I may also be able to give you cash in person to help you out a bit if I see you on Friday.

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Courtney Adlam
41 months ago

I'm so glad you guys were able to get all the money you needed! I wish you would be able to come visit Des Moines!

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Kaitlyn Souza
41 months ago

❤️ I love that we can help you when you've helped so many of us. Thank you

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Jesse Scheer
41 months ago

I saw you play in Iowa at UNI a few years back, it was amazing. No joke, I am so glad i am able to help you get back up on your feet, even if my contribution is a drop in the bucket. I hope i get the chance to see you play again, but even more, I hope i get to hear you play for many years and im looking forward to what you create in the future.

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Sarah Emilie Braaten
41 months ago

I wish I could donate more!

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Dani Demone Hayward
41 months ago

Best fans EVER! ;-)

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Rose Marie
41 months ago

It's so nice to see that so many people are willing to help you guys in your time of need!!! Some faith in humanity has been restored

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Ally Luscombe
41 months ago

Yay $12k!

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Ally Luscombe
41 months ago

Oops looks like my message got cut off! You guys don't deserve bad luck at all! Hope everything works out! I've shared the post on FB so fingers crossed my fellow australian friends have as much generousity as your other donaters! Good luck :) x

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Nikki JammieDodger Gibson
41 months ago

I tried to donate but I don't think it'll let me since I live in Great Britain :/ I really wanted to help out and give what I could because your music has always helped me through some seriously hard times and for that I want to thank you.

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Dustina Lee Hooper
41 months ago

I'm hopefully going to see you guys when youre here in Rochester. Im so bummed for you guys that you have to deal with this right now. I hope you're able to replace everything asap!

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Sarah Creasman
41 months ago

I wish I had the money to help donate at this time. However I have shared this to my Facebook and to several of my friends who I know listen to your music. You guys are one of my favorite bands and I cannot wait for the day when I get to hear you in person instead of well loved CDs with your songs on them.

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Kristen Carll
41 months ago

We will be in Portland, ME Sunday. If there is anything we can do, please reach out to me. I am so sorry that the insurance has failed you. This happened to Spose from Portland recently and received a lot from his fans. I hope the same for you.

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Susan Wynkoop
41 months ago

ATM I am unable to donate but I wanted to say I absolutely love y'all I've been listening to you guys for years ..your my absolute favorite band.your music has gotten me through the toughest parts of my life so far..if this is still up when I have the funds I'll gladly donate..sorry for the loss

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$10
Liz Papa
40 months ago

You guys and your music mean the world to me. So glad your goal was reached - I can't wait to see you all again in a couple weeks in Cincinnati!!

$10
Amanda Peters
40 months ago

2nd donation ! So happy that the goal was made and more! :) You guys deserve it!

BE
$50
Brandon Edmonds
40 months ago

God has blessed me more than I sometimes deserve and the least I could do is share those blessings wiry those He's used to bless me . I hope this helps you get back and hopefully reach others that need a kind word or song or to feel the love and passion and kindness you all acquire. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for who you are what you do. TSC has been there for me in good and bad, and I'd be selfish not to help you keep going. Much love.

AC
$25
Ashley C
40 months ago

Stay positive

$10
Anonymous
40 months ago
$10
Lauren Ciriac Wenger
40 months ago

Your music has helped me through so much and brings a lot of happiness to my life. This is the least I could do. THANK YOU.

KS
$25
Kiel Stevens
40 months ago

Wish it could be more. Love you guys.

TP
$10
tessa potvien
40 months ago

Your music has definitely helped me through my struggles and because of that I want to assist you in yours. Thank you for being so humble and allowing us to help. One of the hardest things in life is asking for help but by working together we can accomplish a great deal.

AV
$20
Autumn Van Voorhis
40 months ago

I love your music! Can't wait to see you at the Roxy next week!

CW
$10
Caitlin willetts
40 months ago

My best friend and I saw you yesterday in kzoo and we already have tickets for Detroit. This will be our fourth time seeing you guys, your amazing! We love you so much❤️ thanks for all these great years with awesome music!

Zak Warner
41 months ago
3
3

I'll be seeing you guys in Rochester next week, and I'm fortunate enough to have it be on my birthday. To see that you guys are still powering through this tragedy is amazing, and I can't wait to have the best birthday ever.

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Joe Allen
41 months ago
2
2

I can't even imagine how I'd react to a loss like this. So awesome that you guys aren't cancelling any tour dates after such a tragedy. When you guys get new stuff you should absolutely invest in gps tracking devices for your gear, there's a lot of really good ones available for decent prices. Good gear is too valuable and too easy for someone to steal to not have a way to track it down

+ Read More
Mike Dresch
41 months ago
2
2

In addition to your serial numbers of your gear, try to post more detailed descriptions, colors, pickup configurations, identifying marks, pictures, etc. That will help identify your gear faster.

+ Read More
Keith Stein
41 months ago
1
1

I can not contribute anything at the moment. Not sure if you would remember me or not but over the years I photographed you guys on stage and have also done some portraits for you guys. Would love to do it again some time. I am on Long Island, New York and if you guys need a place to rest your head while on that leg of the tour I live about 30 minutes from the venue you are playing at. You can message me on Facebook or email me hurricaneoflions@gmail.com. I may also be able to give you cash in person to help you out a bit if I see you on Friday.

+ Read More
Courtney Adlam
41 months ago

I'm so glad you guys were able to get all the money you needed! I wish you would be able to come visit Des Moines!

+ Read More
Kaitlyn Souza
41 months ago

❤️ I love that we can help you when you've helped so many of us. Thank you

+ Read More
Jesse Scheer
41 months ago

I saw you play in Iowa at UNI a few years back, it was amazing. No joke, I am so glad i am able to help you get back up on your feet, even if my contribution is a drop in the bucket. I hope i get the chance to see you play again, but even more, I hope i get to hear you play for many years and im looking forward to what you create in the future.

+ Read More
Sarah Emilie Braaten
41 months ago

I wish I could donate more!

+ Read More
Dani Demone Hayward
41 months ago

Best fans EVER! ;-)

+ Read More
Rose Marie
41 months ago

It's so nice to see that so many people are willing to help you guys in your time of need!!! Some faith in humanity has been restored

+ Read More
Ally Luscombe
41 months ago

Yay $12k!

+ Read More
Ally Luscombe
41 months ago

Oops looks like my message got cut off! You guys don't deserve bad luck at all! Hope everything works out! I've shared the post on FB so fingers crossed my fellow australian friends have as much generousity as your other donaters! Good luck :) x

+ Read More
Nikki JammieDodger Gibson
41 months ago

I tried to donate but I don't think it'll let me since I live in Great Britain :/ I really wanted to help out and give what I could because your music has always helped me through some seriously hard times and for that I want to thank you.

+ Read More
Dustina Lee Hooper
41 months ago

I'm hopefully going to see you guys when youre here in Rochester. Im so bummed for you guys that you have to deal with this right now. I hope you're able to replace everything asap!

+ Read More
Sarah Creasman
41 months ago

I wish I had the money to help donate at this time. However I have shared this to my Facebook and to several of my friends who I know listen to your music. You guys are one of my favorite bands and I cannot wait for the day when I get to hear you in person instead of well loved CDs with your songs on them.

+ Read More
Kristen Carll
41 months ago

We will be in Portland, ME Sunday. If there is anything we can do, please reach out to me. I am so sorry that the insurance has failed you. This happened to Spose from Portland recently and received a lot from his fans. I hope the same for you.

+ Read More
Susan Wynkoop
41 months ago

ATM I am unable to donate but I wanted to say I absolutely love y'all I've been listening to you guys for years ..your my absolute favorite band.your music has gotten me through the toughest parts of my life so far..if this is still up when I have the funds I'll gladly donate..sorry for the loss

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