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Miss May I’s Gear, Merch & More Stolen In Milan, Italy, PledgeMusic Campaign Launched


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Miss May I have launched this PledgeMusic campaign in a bid to help get them back on their feet after thieves made off with their trailer containing much of their gear and personal items in Milan, Italy this past Sunday night, August 20th. The band said of that:

“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.

A special thanks to those who already have helped make our current Europe run possible:

August Burns Red
Aversions Crown
Captured Live
Dry Your Eyes
Fit For An Autopsy
In Flames
Loathe
Not Yet Fallen
Seventh Oar
Story of April
Waves in Autumn
Whitechapel
Within The Ruins

As they detail in the below video, all of their own equipment that they had shipped over for the tour, as well as the rental equipment (guitars, drums and amps, etc.) and their merch, personal suitcases and more, were included in the trailer which was stolen. They also go on to state that their insurance won’t cover the theft and that the debt they are facing is “financially devastating.”

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