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Band’s first ever European tour ends early after equipment worth £10k stolen in Mile End

PUBLISHED: 14:26 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:33 09 April 2018

The band were embarking on their first ever European tour. Picture: Bloody Knees

The band were embarking on their first ever European tour. Picture: Bloody Knees

Bloody Knees

A band’s first ever European tour has come abruptly to an end after £10,000 worth of instruments and equipment were stolen from a van parked overnight in Mile End.

A selection of the stolen pedals. Picture: Bloody KneesA selection of the stolen pedals. Picture: Bloody Knees

Bloody Knees had six guitars, five amplifiers, a drum kit and 20 guitar pedals stolen from their van, which was parked at the end of Clinton Road in Mile End Park on Friday night.

The band are appealing for the return of their equipment and ask that people look out for anyone selling a suspiciously large amount of equipment.

Singer and guitarist Bradley Griffiths said: “We are completely devastated over the theft of all our equipment. Not only does it hold a significant value financially, but also a sentimental value that can never truly be replaced.

“Without our instruments, we can’t be a band. We hope that we can find or replace all the stuff so we can continue to be a band and try and give back in whatever way we can to all those who have supported us through this difficult time.”

Stolen equipment

Guitars: Fender Made In Japan FSR Jaguar - sunburst/white - Hiscox hard case, Fender American Special Jazzmaster - black/tortoise shell - Fender Gig bag, Fender ReIssue 51 P Bass - sunburst/white - hard case, Fender P Bass - white - gig bag, 1996 Fender Jazzmaster - cream/tortoise shell - Hiscox hard case, 2001 Fender stratocaster - off white/white - hard case

Amps: Orange TH30 Head - black, Orange TH30 Head - black, Orange 212OB Cab - Orange, with orange logo ripped off the front, Vox AC30 CC2 w/ 1 Celestion Blue Alnico Speaker One Greenback Celsetion, Orange Bass Terror Head

Drums: Chrome finish 90s Pearl Export kick drum, rack tom, floor Tom, Iron cobra kick pedal in hardcase, Ludwig supraphonic hammered snare drum in hardcase, Istanbul xist 18’ brilliant crash, 20’ crash, 14’ hi hats, Sabian 20’ aa ride, Cymbal hardcase, Mapex cymbal stand x 3, Iron cobra hi hat stand, drum sticks

Pedals: Boss TU-2, Boss OD1, Boss CE5, Boss dm2w, Minifooger MF Drive, Fulltone Fulldrive 3, Electro Harmonix Holy grail nano, Gator cases pedal tote, Boss TU3, MXR Micro Amp, Ibanez TS9, MXR Micro Chorus, Morley Wah, Ibanez Super Chorus CS5, Freddrics Effects Harmonic Percolator, Coopersonic Dirtbox, Stagg Pedal Board, Sansamp Deluxe, Boss TU-2, Bass Big Muff

You can donate to the band’s stolen gear fund here.

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