HUMBOLDT PARK — Chicago indie rock band Twin Peaks had its guitars, amps and more gear stolen from their van when it was parked in Humboldt Park this week.
The band asked its fans on Twitter to be on the lookout for the gear as they expect it to be fenced.
“It will likely end up in pawn shops or Craigslist, and we ask that you keep your eyes out,” the band wrote. “There will be rewards for anything located.”
The band drove home from a gig in Nashville Monday to be in time for a small concert Tuesday. But they were forced to play an acoustic set because when they woke up Tuesday morning, they discovered a large portion of their gear was stolen from a trailer in Humboldt Park where it was locked up.
According to band spokesman Jacob Daneman, the band frequently parks their trailer outside drummer Connor Brodner’s Humboldt Park home and has never had an issue, until Tuesday morning. That’s when they discovered that thieves had punched out the bolts that hold the trailer’s locking mechanism on on the trailer door, giving them access to steal the gear.
Among the gear stolen were three guitars: a 1997 American Fender Telecaster, a 1960s Kay CustomKraft, a 1960s Epiphone Cabellero Acoustic, and a 2018 Fender Mustang Bass. Also stolen where two amplifiers, a Midi keyboard, and numerous guitar pedals. An exact dollar amount wasn’t known but the band estimated it in the thousands, Daneman said.
The band, was able to play a scheduled set in front of a small audience at XRT’s Bluegrass Blueshield Performance Stage Tuesday but had to play acoustically because of the theft. The performance was recorded and will be aired later this month.
The band filed a police report and posted about the theft on its Twitter feed in hopes that someone may find it at a local pawnshop or on Craigslist. In the meantime, their next gig is not until February in the United Kingdom.
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