May 27 [14:00 EDT] -- After a truck full of its gear turned up missing, the London Suede are turning to the Internet for help.
The band, whose gear was stolen after a gig in Boston on May 18, have posted a list of the pilfered equipment on its website (www.thelondonsuede.com) in hopes of turning up clues that will lead to the gear. The website features a detailed list of the instruments that were taken as well as serial numbers for each missing item.
Users who can offer help are encouraged to e-mail any leads to the band through the site, or call (617) 861-6180 extension 0.
The band says that, after playing a sold out show in Boston on May 17, they woke up the next morning to find that the truck holding their gear (as well as equipment that belonged to opening act the Longpigs) was gone. The thieves made off with an array of instruments, amps, drums and other necessities, but the band managed to borrow equipment and play their second Boston show on May 18 as an acoustic set.
Among the missing items are a Gibson J200 acoustic (serial no. 90381025), Fender jazz bass (serial no. 763532), Fender precision bass (serial no. 110588), Fender Telecaster (serial no. 37355), Fender Jaguar (serial no l93580), Fender Stratocaster Plus (serial no. N3109088), Gibson 335 (serial no. 100251), Gibson Les Paul Classic (serial no. 3-1286). For a full list of the missing gear, check out the London Suede website.