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Fans Smash Russian Circles’ GoFundMe Goal Following Stolen Instruments/Gear & Rescheduled Shows


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Fans have rallied to Russian Circles‘ aid in the wake of the band recently having been dealt multiple blows of bad news. Earlier this week, much of their instruments and gear were stolen in a trailer break-in while on tour in California. Following that came today’s (October 21st) news that their two big shows this weekend with System Of A Down, Korn and Helmet were rescheduled to February due to System Of A Down‘s Serj Tankian testing positive for COVID-19.

Earlier today’s Cathy Pellow of the band’s label/management Sargent House launched this GoFundMe hoping to raise $40,000 to help the band recoup. In less than a day they already exceeded that number with nearly $51,400 having been raised as of press time.

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Pellow said alongside the campaign:

Russian Circles are one of the most hardworking bands I’ve met. As their manager it has been so hard to watch them suffer back-to-back financial losses because of this pandemic – first with a full European tour cancellation that left them deeply in debt and now having all their gear stolen while out in California for their first shows back in two years. We then found out our insurance had lapsed and none of it would be covered. If that was not enough today we got the final blow of having both of their Los Angeles shows be cancelled the day before, due to circumstances completely beyond our control.

We really hoped that the stolen gear would somehow be found so that we would not have had to ask for so much help. We still have had no leads and getting any of it back seems unlikely. Now, the loss of the income and merch sales from these two big shows is leaving them with just too many unrecoupable expenses for me not to ask our music loving community to help them .

Please know, it is only in the most extreme of circumstances that we would ever ask for this.

A huge thank you to a few of the gear companies that did reach out and did replace a few items. As well as the friends / musicians that offered loaners for them to use. Your kindness was so appreciated.

With eternal love and thanks to all that help us spread the word and or who can contribute.”

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