ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A gang that traveled from Denver via Albuquerque is now stranded after their truck was damaged into twice in 48 hours.
‘The Stews’ is a rock band from Auburn, Alabama, touring via the Southwest on their summer time tour. Wyatt Griffith performs drums. “We had been like a child venture throughout the pandemic and so they grew out of that,” he stated.
Issues had been going effectively, however the tour took a flip when the band was mugged in Colorado. “We had already been to Denver for a present and got here again and dropped some associates off on the airport. And that is what we obtained into that first evening,” Griffith stated.
4 guitars had been stolen, however the band needed to preserve transferring to get to their Dallas exhibits. The group made an in a single day cease in Albuquerque on the Vacation Inn Specific in Alameda.
Guitarist Blake Dobbs shares: “We needed to return to New Mexico and see among the websites and see how stunning it’s as a result of it truly is.” However unhealthy luck struck a second time, when his truck was damaged into once more. Dobbs shared, “I awoke fairly early the following morning, went downstairs, and our window was smashed, our ignition was damaged, and it was all gone at that time.”
One other guitar was taken, an acoustic chord guitar lined in stickers. Dobbs continues: “Stolen issues have priceless sentimental worth. So many songs written, live shows performed, simply on a regular basis stuff, you understand?
Proper now the band is paralyzed. The thieves destroyed the truck’s ignition and steering wheel whereas making an attempt to steal the truck and trailer outright. “Proper now we’re caught in Albuquerque ready for the supplier to inform us if we have to order any particular components. And if we do, how lengthy will it take?” defined Bennett Baugus, the band’s drummer.
However Preston Corridor, the band’s lead singer, says they are not going to let this cease them. “On the finish of the day, it is simply, you understand, guitars and stuff, and it is not going to cease us, it retains going so we will get to Dallas.”
APD is investigating the theft. Gang members say they misplaced greater than $10,000 value of apparatus in complete. ‘The Stews’ have a GoFundMe arrange as they attempt to wrap up their summer time tour.