Late last week, Chicago-based band Mungion had its van, trailer and all contents stolen while in the West Village section of Detroit.
The theft occurred around 11 a.m. CST on Friday, Aug. 25. Losses to the band are estimated at $41,500. A GoFundMe effort has been launched to help offset the loss of equipment ranging from lighting rigs, monitors and amplifiers to all of their instruments.
Despite the setback, the band continued on to Western N.Y. to perform at this past weekend’s Night Lights Festival in Sherman, NY. Festival staff scrambled to acquire gear for the band and members of Aqueous loaned instruments, allowing Mungion to perform.
The band issued a statement through Facebook regarding the loss:
Last weekend, while on the road, we were staying out in Detroit and woke up to find our van and trailer stolen with all of our gear, merchandise, lights, and other valuable belongings in them. Although we are grateful that everyone is safe, our livelihood was taken from us in the blink of an eye. After going from door to door in the neighborhood we were able to track down some surveillance video that showed two men breaking in and stealing our van and trailer. Unfortunately, there was not much the authorities or anyone could do. After filing the police report and talking to neighbors we piled up in a hatchback and drove 6 hours to New York to play because the show must always go on!
Our very first tour as a headlining band is coming up in the next week and we need your help to get us back on our feet. Everything that was taken from us is estimated at around $41,500 total. Now more than ever, we need the help from our Mung Family to pick us back up and make the force even stronger! Any donations will help, big or small. We promise to reciprocate all of the positive energy and love through each and every show we play. We are able to do what we love because of ALL of you and could not imagine going through this journey alone. WE thank you in advance for all of your help, love, and support. We know that something like this will only make us stronger.
Mungion’s tour will continue as scheduled, starting in Denver Sept. 7. The tour will make its way through the Midwest, returning to New York at the Buffalo Iron Works Nov. 14.
The band is counting on the power of social media to help spread the word of the theft and hoping to raise as much as possible to recover some of the $41,500 worth of equipment taken. To contribute to the GoFundMe campaign, visit the site here. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the stolen items is asked to contact Juliana Todeschi at Plexus Entertainment Group at Juliana@plexusentertainmentgroup.com.
Mungion Tour Dates:
Sept. 7 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Sept. 9 – Bellvue, CO – Canyon Jam @ The Mishawaka
Sept. 13 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Sept. 14 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Sept. 21 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts Festival
Sept. 28 – Stevens Point, WI – The Encore
Sept. 29 – Menasha, WI – The Source Public House
Sept. 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Hook and Ladder
Oct. 18 – Columbus, OH – Notes
Oct. 19 – Cincinnati, OH – Octave
Oct. 20 – Peoria, IL – Kenny’s Westside Pub
Oct. 21 – Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club
Oct. 27 – Palatine, IL – Durty Nellie’s
Nov. 4 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe
Nov. 8 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
Nov. 9 – Ferndale, MI – Parliament Room at Otus Supply
Nov. 10 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Nov. 11 – Erie, PA – Kings Rook Club
Nov. 14 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
Nov. 15 – New York, NY – American Beauty
Nov. 16 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
Nov. 17 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
Nov. 18 – Burlington, VT – Necta