Mineral Lost Thousands of Dollars When Van Was Broken Into Last Night

This fall, Mineral have been touring around North America, making people’s dreams come true by playing live for the first time in 17 years. The long-defunct Texas emo act are responsible for the rise of so many modern bands like Balance and Composure, Into It. Over It., and countless more. So when they announced tour dates, emo fans flipped out.

The difference between touring in 1997 and touring now is, unfortunately, how easy it is to have your stuff stolen. According to the band’s Facebook page, someone broke into their locked van last night in St. Louis and stole thousands of dollars in personal electronics, their cash box, merch, and much more. To top it off, they had paid to park in a well-lit lot so they could go bowling for singer-guitarist Chris Simpson’s birthday.

Read the whole announcement below:

ALERT: After our show this evening in St Louis at the Firebird we went to celebrate Chris’ birthday by going bowling at Flamingo Bowl. Shortly after 1am our van was broken into and all of our belongings were stolen. Thousands and thousands of dollars in personal electronics, a cash box with several shows worth of merch sales, clothing, invaluable intellectual property, and many many other items. Our rear cargo hold with most of the gear was thankfully left safe. The van was locked, we specifically paid to park in a well lit lot with an attendant. When we came out 30 min later, attendant was gone, locks popped off, and belongings gone. Please if anyone in the area has any information email us at mineral@officialmineral.com. There have been many burglaries targeting band vehicles and clubs in the St Louis area, please repost/share and help spread the word so other traveling bands are more aware and alert of their surroundings and decision making.

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