Katatonia has revealed that two of their guitars were stolen during their show Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota. To make matters even sadder, the two missing guitars were actually going to be given to fans as part of a contest in completion of their upcoming tour.
The band released the following statement:
“Unfortunately [Saturday night’s] gig [at Station 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota] reached an all-time low. Two of our guitars got stolen (including the straps and the wireless transmitters), obviously causing performance difficulties, frustration and anger. Then, against all odds, further technical problems kept on coming down one after another during the show.
Apologies go out to our fans in Minnesota for having to go through this. We just wanna encourage everybody already to help us keep an eye out for the guitars on pawn shops, Craigslist, eBay, etc. etc., and let us know immediately if they show up.”
It’s extremely unfortunate for any band to have to go through this. You can view a promo picture for the contest (which features the stolen guitars) after the jump. In case you haven’t already, you can also check out Metal Insider’s interview with Katatonia guitarist Anders Nystrom.