Finally, some good news: Canadian post-punk band Preoccupations have met their gear recovery goal of $30,000 after being robbed not once, but twice on tour this month.
The band was in the midst of a North American and European tour scheduled to promote their new album New Material, which was released earlier this year. Half of the band’s gear was stolen after a show in Vancouver, Canada on May 9, but the group quickly replaced it before their next gig. However, less than a week later, the band’s trailer, gear and van were all stolen outside their hotel in San Francisco, Calif. Unsure whether they could afford to continue their tour, Preoccupations created a GoFundMe for fans willing to donate to help the band replace their gear.
In the two weeks since then, the band’s GoFundMe account, available here, has raised more than their original $30,000 goal. Preoccupations’ label Jagjaguwar confirmed the good news on Twitter, stating that “the $30K gear recovery fund was met over the weekend” and extending the group’s gratitude to the fans who helped to support them.
Read Paste’s review of New Material right here, and watch the band’s most recent music video here. You can check out the remainder of Preoccupations’ tour dates here.