Late Wednesday night (October 24) or early Thursday morning (October 25), The Radiators’ equipment truck was stolen from the St. Charles Avenue/Josephine Street area. The truck was fully loaded with all of the band’s gear. The truck has since been located, but it was found empty.
Among the equipment stolen was a custom-made bass guitar, a vintage Fender Stratocaster, a Noble and Cooley drum kit, a vintage Les Paul guitar and many other instruments.
“After just completing a two-week European tour with this band, and 80 other fans across America, I’m sure we can muster the resources necessary to alleviate some of the hardships of this tragedy,” said the Louisiana Music Commission executive director Bernie Cyrus. “Our offices will work with law enforcement officials, music stores and pawn shops to help recover the stolen equipment and help to prosecute those responsible.”
Serial numbers and a full list of all the equipment is forthcoming.
If anyone has any information on the stolen equipment, please report it to the local police immediately.
For more, visit www.louisianamusic.org.