Irish rockers The Answer have had their van and gear stolen from outside a Premier Inn in Birmingham. The band were on their way to Bristol for rehearsals for their March and April tour.
“Last evening, The Answer gear (radio mics, luggage, Marshall TSL), guitars (Gibson Les Paul Tobacco burst, Yamaha Bas BB, pedal board) and tour van were stolen from the Premier Inn outside the Birmingham NEC,” The band said. “The gear was on its way to Bristol for rehearsals for the forthcoming March & April tour.”
“We would appreciate it if all those bands in our small industry could share this post, and if anyone is offered gear to buy, especially in the West Midlands area, please contact 07802 498905.
“The van stolen is a Black Transit van, reg no WL11 EHW. If anyone spots it, please contact the number above.
“The touring business for all bands is hard enough at the best of times, so it rips the heart out of all the preparation and hard work that goes into putting a tour together when scumbag thieves do shit like this.
“We remain undeterred. To all other bands, please stay vigilant.”
The Answer will release their new album Sundowners, on St. Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2023. This is their first album in seven years.