Maren Parusel's national tour took a turn for the worse when the band's tour van got broken into in New York City early Sunday morning. The van was parked on West 87th Street near Central Park; somebody broke the lock on the door sometimes between 3 and 7 a.m., walking away with guitars, roughly $1,100 and other items. Guitarist Ariel Levine posted a detailed list of the stolen items here. You can contact him at 917-749-1116 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you happen to be a New Yorker with any info. Despite the stolen gear, the band's carrying on with the tour with a show tonight in Washington D.C.
The stolen items are:
- A custom-built bass guitar in the shape of a Fender Precision Bass. Red with white pickguard. Black hardshell case with some damage on corners.
- 1984 Fender Japanese Stratocaster, white with a white pickguard and lace sensor pickups. Brown guitar-shaped case with a "Gorilla Coffee" sticker on case. Also "Fragile" sticker.
- Fender "Telecaster/Esquire" with an '80s brown / black sunburst Japanese Fernandes Telecaster body and black pickguard. Fender Esquire neck. Black "Kases" case. Hardshell with soft surround and zipper, rectangular shape. Two cables in the pocket.
- Yellow Epiphone Casino hollow-body guitar with a black guitar-shaped hard case with the stencil "Maren Parusel."
- Boss pedal board w/ five pedals: Boss Chromatic Tuner, Boss Chorus, Maxon OD-808 Overdrive, Ibanez Tubescreamer, Boss Tremolo, Boss Digital Delay.
- Yamaha keyboard (88 keys, weighted).
- Alesis Micron synth in a violin case with stencil "Maren Parusel."
- DW-9000 bass-drum kick pedal, in a hardshell DW case, with stencil "GOLD."
- Red sparkle porkpie 12-inch rack-mount tom with stencil "GOLD."
- Black cash box with approximately $1,100.
- Garmin GPS w/ stand and cable.
- HP laptop computer, black.
- Camping bag full of clothing and personal items.
- Black chest with band's merchandise.
- Black windbreaker jacket.
- Black and red Trader Joe's food bag.