SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – On July 13, the San Diego-based Shane Hall Band embarked on an encore performance a few months after their first live show after the pandemic. However, what they could not have prepared for when setting up the short stay in the Salt Lake City Valley was losing the majority of their gear in the shadow of the airport. Salt Lake City International.
The Mountains & Plains Tour 2021, spreading tones of Fuzz-Funk Voodoo-Rock on the West Coast, was left mute when the group woke up on the morning of July 14. Their $ 2,000 U-Haul trailer with $ 30,000 worth of equipment inside had been stolen.
Suddenly, it was a group of musicians on tour without instruments or equipment.
“We love to visit Utah and appreciate the love we have received in return. This theft will not ruin us! said Becka Craven, the group’s manager.
According to the group, they discovered that theft around airport hotels is not necessarily uncommon. “Now learning, people are waiting in their cars for travelers who may have valuables,” they told ABC4.com.
But all was not lost, the Utahns have done what the Utahns are known for … helping those in need.
Local musicians rallied around the eleventh hour to help the band do everything to keep their promise of a few nights of good vibes, loaning guitars and gear so the Shane Hall Band wouldn’t miss a show.
“I’m going to tell you that I feel really lucky right now… and ah… I know some people would laugh about it,” Shane Hall said on stage just half a day after losing expensive office supplies. “We had our trailer stolen this morning with all our musical equipment in it and we hadn’t played any shows yet.
“We would call cops and do all that stuff, and we’d panic a little bit… and then we hit our boy Mr. Jorgenson over there and just about everything we’re making noise about right now is because from him.”
Hall continued his feelings by expressing how grateful he was that the community here is so supportive like this.
“All of the band members are full-time musicians and have to scramble to replace key items immediately and hopefully buy items back over a few weeks to maintain our livelihood,” Craven explains.
If you want to help, the group has created a gofundme.
Police Info / Trailer Info:
- Uhaul 5 × 8 Enclosed Trailer with Wisconsin-1986ZA Plates
- Police File Number: 21-123414.
- Case detective: T 75.