Brooklyn’s Dinosaur Feathers recently hit an unexpected bump while preparing for their spring tour: Their van was broken into, leaving the band equipmentless.
After filing a police report, calling local music stores, watching Craigslist and eBay sales, and filing an insurance claim, they found none of their losses could be covered — not even the repairs to fix the van’s unhinged door.
Feb. 27 is set to be the first show of Dinosaur Feathers’ seven-week Whisle Tips tour. A tour without equipment is no tour at all, so through Kickstarter the band set up an account and from numerous pledge donations they have been able to get back on their feet.
The $3,000 goal was merely a third of recouping their losses. They have announced they continue to appreciate donators’ continued support.
Dinosaur Feathers will be playing our SXSW Paste party, “The Stages on Sixth,” in Austin next month. Check out their full 2012 spring tour dates below.
28 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s
29 – Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat Backstage
1 – Baltimore, Md. @ Metro Gallery
2 – Charlottesville, N.C. @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar w/ Grandchildren
3 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Kings Barcade w/ Grandchildren
4 – Atlanta, Ga. @ 529
6 – Athens, Ga. @ Caledonia Lounge
7 – Savannah, Ga. @ The Savannah Stopover @ The Jepson Center for the Arts
8 – Baton Rouge, La. @ Spanish Moon
9 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks
11 – Denton, Texas @ 35 Denton Festival
12 – Houston, Texas @ Fitzgeralds
16 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW
20 – Englewood, Colo. @ Moe’s
22 – Boise, Idaho @ Tree Fort Music Festival
23 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern w/ Loch Lomond, Lemolo
24 – Cottage Grove, Ore. @ The Axe and Fiddle w/ Loch Lomond, Lemolo
25 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios w/ Loch Lomond, Lemolo
2 – Minneapolis, Mn. @ 7th Street Entry w/ Oberhofer
4 – Northfield, Mn. @ The Cave @ Carleton College
5 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Cactus Club w/ Control and Shy Mirrors
6 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Empty Bottle
7 – Toledo, Ohio @ Frankie’s
11 – Boston, Mass. @ Church w/ Grandchildren
12 – Portland, Me. @ Empire w/ Grandchildren
13 – Hamden, Conn. @ The Outer Space w/ Grandchildren
14 – Brooklyn, N.Y. Album Release @ Glasslands w/ Grandchildren