The shitty news continues to roll out this weekend with one of UTG’s favorites becoming victims of yet another senseless crime.
Animals As Leaders recently returned home from tour to discover thieves had stolen guitarist Javier Reyes’ Chevy Blazer, as well as 10 guitars, amplifiers, PA equipment, and personal items. In an attempt to recover some, if not all of the missing gear, Reyes and bandmate Tosin Abasi posted the following message on the group’s Facebook:
We’ve got some pretty terrible news to report. Upon returning home to our house in LA we discovered that we’d been robbed while were out on tour. The thieves were able to get away with Javier’s Chevy Blazer and all of the equipment we didn’t have on tour with us. 10 guitars in total. This includes many of our one of a kind custom instruments (Stranberg,Rick Toone ) as well as amplifiers, PA equipment and personal items.
This is beyond devastating. We know so many of you have been beyond supportive with Javier’s legal troubles. We may need more of your help now to potentially find some of these one of a kind instruments that may pop up on Ebay, Craigslist, pawn shops, used music stores etc.
We’re adding an album containing photos and detailed descriptions of the stolen gear to our profile. Please take a look and keep your eyes open for anything that looks close to this stuff. I truly think that with your help we have an exponentially better chance of tracking some of this down.
If anyone has any information about any of this gear, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, keep it to messages containing leads on the stolen gear. Thanks!
Click here to view the gallery of missing equipment.
The legal troubles referred to in the message are referencing an altercation Reyes had with Boston PD a few weeks back.
If you have any information that could help Animals As Leaders recover their missing equipment, PLEASE reach out and as soon as possible. AAL are one of music’s most innovative acts and it is a damn shame to see they way life has been treating them as of late.