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Inside AP.net Hit The Lights Offers Merch Store Coupon To Help... has released a statement, which you can read below, regarding their Hit The Lights sprinter being broken into in Manchester earlier this week. Banquet Records has set up a donation process and the band is offering 15% off in their merch store (code: UKBREAKIN) to try to recoup some of the losses.
From the BandLast night at our show in Manchester at Moho, we had to park our sprinter van in a parking spot about 4 blocks away from the venue.
During the short time span between us back line/sound checking we had a lovely gentlemen bust out the front window of the van so he could swipe an i-phone, an i-pad charger an i-pod and a macbook among other personals/clothing that were included in bags that he also had the courtesy of taking.
There was nothing that was in plain view, we don’t know why our sprinter out of all the cars parked was targeted, but it happened. Straight up; it sucks. Broad daylight, not 20 minutes after parking, we won the crap lottery today. There are shitty people in the world, it in no way reflects our outlook on the amazing people of Manchester. The show was a lot of fun and we’ve always felt very welcome here.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t as simple as material things being taken, and there were a lot of priceless memories and information contained on the items stolen. Unheard demos, music collections and an entire record that Kevin had been producing for the past year is completely gone. It’s a helpless feeling and anyone who’s ever had their property broken into or invaded knows first hand what we’re experiencing.
We’ve never been big on begging or borrowing but at this point, any help would be greatly appreciated. The police have been MORE than helpful in the matter and have a description of the individual as well as some fingerprints, but we aren’t holding our breath for our property to be retrieved. It’s a big world and we know that.
We would appreciate any help. Banquet Records were kind enough to set up a donation for us, and we’re also offering 15% off at the HTL Merch store. We’re hoping between the two of those things that we’ll be able to at least cover the cost of what was stolen.
Buy Merch: http://www.indiemerch.com/hitthelights
*enter UKBREAKIN upon checkout to take 15% off your order
One more thing: if anyone from Manchester knows a tall, skinny white man with a white bicycle who wants to sell you a macbook, i-phone, i-pad charger, etc - please retrieve several of his teeth so we can make a cool necklace. We guarantee free admission to HTL shows for life.
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12:16 AM on 05/26/12
That sucks, being from Manchester I hope it doesn't stop them returning. I'm looking forward to seeing them at Slamdunk today, hope the new stuff sounds good live, I've really started to enjoy the new album over the last few weeks
01:16 AM on 05/26/12
This seems to happen to a band every week. Bummer.
01:18 AM on 05/26/12
Long Gone Before Daylight
Kevin Mahoney solo record? I would put a good chunk of change towards that.
01:46 AM on 05/26/12
This is where the fish lives
Why does this keep happening in Manchester? I'm starting nto be glad I chose not to go see Westlife there. It seems really dangerous.
06:12 AM on 05/26/12
not a fan of HTL but this is so painful. hope that the stuff that can't be replaced is returned. ugh.
06:38 AM on 05/26/12
Is it so wrong that I'm kinda hoping they get that necklace?
06:51 AM on 05/26/12
If they catch this guy he's gonna need a bodybag.
08:09 AM on 05/26/12
EAGLES, Phillies, Flyers, tacos.
Sucks. I have to say, it's nice to see a band resorting to something other than kickstarter for something like this. Might check out that merch store just out of respect..
08:16 AM on 05/26/12
Bestfriend means I pull the trigger
I see what you did there..
08:28 AM on 05/26/12
Props to Banquet for getting involved when they don't have to.
09:17 AM on 05/26/12
And it has to happen to one of the nicest bands out there. Unbelievable.
Edit: I bought a shirt because these guys deserve the support.
09:21 AM on 05/26/12
Moral of the story: back up your demos, music, etc.
10:33 AM on 05/26/12
I don't really think that's the moral of the story at all...but..alright
Sucks. These guys are great guys, people are scumbags.
10:41 AM on 05/26/12
how much of a colossal piece of shit do you have to be to steal something? i just don't understand it.
"hey here's something nice that someone else has. i'll take it from them lol fuck their shit."
fuck you, man. get a job, and buy your own shit.
edit: really wish they had some merch that wasn't covered in text or graphic stuff
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