Almost every time we report about bands getting robbed, the words “St. Louis, MO” are involved due to the high number of incidents happening there. This time around is no exception, and as another hard-working touring band has gotten their stuff jacked.
Black Crown Initiate recently concluded their tour supporting Ne Obliviscaris and Starkill but on their way back home, they stopped at a restaurant in St. Louis and got robbed of all their possession in their van. The band explained on a post in their Facebook page:
To all of our dear friends, unfortunately were just robbed in St Louis Missouri. We were in a restaurant for 40 minutes and all of our belongings and money were stolen out of our van in a well lit parking lot. Priceless items were taken including laptops, passports, laminates and personal effects. Worst of all, five thousand dollars that we made on this tour is gone. We have to go to Europe in 3 weeks and need as much help as we can get.
We undoubtedly worked our selves to the bone on one of the best tours we’ve ever done, only to have it swept out from under us. Any single thing you can contribute helps us. All of our cash from the tour is completely gone. We’re working our way home out of our own pocket. Thank you in advance.
-All the guys in Black Crown Initiate
A crowdfunding campaign has been set up on Generosity.com, where they’re looking to recoup $12,000 to make their way home and get ready for their European tour with Volumes, VEIL OF MAYA and Born of Osiris.