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

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 - Credit: 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 Knees

A selection of the stolen pedals. Picture: Bloody Knees - Credit: 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 amplifiers. Picture: Bloody Knees

Stolen amplifiers. Picture: Bloody Knees - Credit: Bloody Knees

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


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