Sunday, September 20, 2009

Poison The Well Have Van and Gear Stolen After First Date of US Tour w/ Billy Talent * Will Continue US Tour

Poison the Well's fifth full-length, The Tropic Rot, is one of 2009's best surprises. -

After making two of the most influential records in the history of hardcore (1999's The Opposite of December and 2002's Tear From the Red), Poison the Well made a dramatic shift in style for 2003's You Come Before You. The band have been expanding on this sound ever since, pushing their boundaries outward with 2007's Version and this year's lush and evocative The Tropic Rot. - MetalSucks

Miami's Poison The Well have just announced that after the first night of their US tour w/ Canadian rock act Billy Talent, in support of their new album "The Tropic Rot" (out now on Ferret Music), the band has been robbed of both their touring van and all of their instruments and personal belongings.

Says the band:

So this morning we woke up at our delightful Marriot Courtyard hotel (priceline, get into it) and walked outside to get in the van to head to Chicago for our second show of the tour. Only problem, it isn't there. Either someone is pulling some Merlin shit on us and just waiting for the perfect moment to unveil it and calm our shot nerves, or a talented scumbag stole our van and trailer with literally everything we own inside. Needless to say, we're crushed. Our most beloved instruments are gone, and trust me, we're gear nerds.

After a great deal of scrambling and deliberation, we found a way to stay on tour, after a few days off to get some gear and a rental van together. Having something like this happen is the worst thing that can happen to any band short of someone dying, and we're incredibly stoked to finish this tour with Billy Talent and play every night doing what we love.

Our most sincere thanks to everyone who offered to help us in any way, our friends mean the world to us and everyone who has reached out today is absolutely mind blowing. Huge huge ups to the entire Ferret Records Family (Carl cause hes got the cash and Rick cause he calls the shots), Issac and the entire Indie Merch and Jakprints family, Tour Dog Leasing and Rental (thanks for driving to detroit to come get us), Jimmy and First Act Guitars, Russel Blair and Orange Amps, Derek at Ernie Ball, Tyme Rogers and Tech 21, Evan Obrien and Korg, Scott Uchida and Jim Dunlop, Jon "Shabba on the spot" Linton, John "Badge" Chidley. Some of these people have always helped us out and are further making our lives better. Some of these people barely know us and have helped us this with this shit time.

If you want to help out, we'll have a limited edition shirt online sometime soon that makes fun of our situation and is awesome, and all proceeds from that will go to wiping away our tears and some new tumbleweeds for the insides of our wallets.

See you in a couple days. Pissed about our gear and passionate about this band as ever.


Poison The Well will continue their US tour as early as possible.

* Click to read a great interview w/ Absolutepunk as well as the band's new video for "Exist Underground" streaming here!

Poison The Well Live!

US Tour w/ Billy Talent
9.18 St. Paul, MN Station 4
9.19 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
9.20 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
9.22 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
9.23 Seattle, WA El Corazon
9.25 San Francisco, CA Slim's
9.26 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
9.27 Pomona, CA The Glass House
9.30 Dallas, TX The Loft
10.02 St Louis, MO Pops
10.03 Columbus, OH The Basement
10.05 Baltimore, MD Recher Theatre
10.07 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
10.08 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
10.09 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

10.17 at Loud Park Festival in Tokyo
w/ Slayer, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Rob Zombie, Dokken, Napalm Death, Hatebreed, Arch Enemy, and more!

Australian Tour Dates
10.20 Amplifier Bar, Perth
10.21 The Gov, Adelaide
10.22 The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
10.23 Manning Bar, Sydney
10.24 The Hi Fi, Brisbane

Europe w/ Thursday and Rise Against
11.02 Zurich, Switzerland X-Tra
11.03 Milan, Italy Musicdome
11.04 Bologna, Italy Estragon
11.07 Erfurt, Germany Thureringen Halle
11.08 Offenbach, Germany Stadhalle
11.10 Dusseldorf, Germany Phillipshalle
11.11 Bremen, Germany Bremen Pier
11.13 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
11.14 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
11.17 Glasgow, Scottland Barrowlands
11.18 Newcastle, England Academy
11.19 Manchester, England Apollo
11.21 London, England Brixton
11.21 Cardiff, England Great Hall

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