Utah helps The Shane Hall Band after $30k in gear is stolen
by: Nick McGurk, Josh Rose
Posted: 07/18/2021 / 1:32 PM MDTUpdated: 07/18/2021 / 1:32 PM MDT
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – On July 13th, the San Diego-based Shane Hall Band kicked off an encore a few months after their first live show after the pandemic. What they couldn’t have prepared in preparation for their short-term stay in Salt Lake Valley, however, was that they lost much of their equipment in the shadow of Salt Lake City International Airport.
The Mountains & Plains Tour 2021, which spread fuzz-funk-voodoo-rock on the west coast, fell silent when the band woke up on the morning of July 14th. Her $ 2,000 U-Haul trailer with $ 30,000 equipment inside was stolen.
Suddenly they were a group of musicians on tour with no instruments or equipment.
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“We love to travel Utah and appreciate the love we received in return. This theft won’t ruin us! ”Says Becka Craven, the band manager.
According to the band, thefts near airport hotels are not necessarily uncommon. “Now people in their cars are learning about travelers who might have valuables,” they tell ABC4.com.
But all was not lost, Utahns did what Utahns are known for: helping the needy.
Local musicians gathered at the eleventh hour to help the band do whatever it takes to keep their promise of a few nights in great vibes, borrowing guitars and equipment so the Shane Hall Band wouldn’t miss a show.
“I’m telling you that I feel really happy right now … and uh … I know some people would giggle at that,” Shane Hall said on stage just half a day after losing some expensive office supplies. “We had our trailer with all of our music equipment stolen this morning and we hadn’t played any shows yet.
“We called the police and did all these things and we freaked out a bit … and then we met our boy Mr. Jorgenson over there and pretty much all we’re making noise with is because of him.”
Hall followed his feelings by expressing gratitude that the community out here was so supportive.
“All the members of the band are full-time musicians and must endeavor to replace important items immediately and hopefully buy them back over a few weeks to make a living,” says Craven.
If you want to help, the band has set up a gofundme.
Police info / trailer info:
- Uhaul 5 × 8 closed trailer with Wisconsin Plates-1986ZA
- Police report case number: 21-123414.
- Case detective: T 75.