On Sunday (August 20th 2017) whilst on tour in Milan, Italy, metalcore outfit Miss May I were sadly subject to a robbery, in which the band had their trailer with many of their personal possessions and gear broken into and the contents cleaned out.
Though the band are continuing onwards with the remainder of the European tour as scheduled by using borrowed gear from a bunch of other acts on the run, they’re still in a desperate position to pay for and replace their equipment.
As such, the band have launched a PledgeMusic campaign that includes the new merchandise, and along with opening store also issued out a full statement on the matter via their social accounts, which you can rad in full below.
“As 2017 comes to a close, we are quickly approaching 10 years as a band. As a thank you to everyone for being there for us all these years we wanted to launch a very special line of merchandise items. We were waiting to launch these items closer to our anniversary, however due to recent events, we’re now finding ourselves about to celebrate 10 years with one of the worst things that has happened to our band in its career. On Sunday night while on tour in Milan Italy, 4 of us were awake, in the bus, in broad daylight when our trailer and its entire contents were stolen in less than 60 seconds. We were as careful as possible to avoid anything like this happening but in a matter of seconds practically everything we had with us was gone. We contacted the police but with incidents like this on the rise we were given very little hope of the trailer being recovered.
For the first time in our lives we found ourselves unsure of how to carry on as a band. We could have given up but we chose to continue our European tour, to play shows on borrowed gear doing everything in our power to play the best Miss May I shows for you guys. We are completing this Europe run by any means necessary but are at a loss for what to do when we return home. The loss of our personal gear as well as the expense of replacement costs on rented gear is financially devastating. We’re asking everyone that has been with us all these years to help us keep going by being part of this pledge campaign. All profits from these items will go towards our expenses from this loss. We were avoiding having to ask for help like this but with our insurance coverage not fully extending overseas our options are limited. Each purchase made will include a signed unique postcard from us as a small token of our thanks to you for contributing.”
You can head over to the PledgeMusic campaign page now to make a donation (here).