Alternative rock band Mae woke yesterday morning in Philadelphia to find that their tour van and trailer had been stolen from their hotel parking lot. With the van, they were robbed of all of their instruments, equipment, merchandise and many personal items.
“This misfortune has fallen among many of our friends in the past,” Mae said in a statement, “and after touring for eight years this sort of thing is bound to happen.”
The band, which was scheduled to play at The Middle East in Cambridge last night, rented a van and performed as planned. With only four dates left on their U.S. tour, Mae has decided to press on with the help of the bands they are touring with, Deas Vail and Jenny Owen Youngs.
The van and trailer have not been found.
The band is currently accepting donations from fans for the loss. To donate, click here.
“It’s in these moments that our fans lift us up and remind us why we do what we do,” Mae said. “We thank you for the immediate outpouring of love and support."