Brisbane band Osaka Punch have had thousands of dollars worth of gear stolen from them after someone broke into their hire car.
The band are currently supporting The Butterfly Effect on their Australian tour. They started the tour in Western Australia and had important gear and equipment stolen during their time there.
They took to Facebook to ask followers if they knew anything about the robbery writing, “Last night our hire car was broken into at about 930pm outside our accommodation and a few items were stolen. Including Brenton’s Fender Jazz bass”
They then included a list of everything that was stolen and posted a picture of the car that was broken into.
A gofundme has now been started to try and raise funds to replace some of the gear and continue on with the tour which is only in its infancy.
“For anyone who knows these boys, they have absolute hearts of gold and put their blood, sweat and tears into entertaining us all, and including the cost of touring this is definitely a devastating setback for them,” the gofundme page reads.
“While we all hope some of their gear turns up, if you feel like you can spare some cash to help these boys recoup some of the heavy, heavy losses they’ve sustained in Fremantle – Make The Call and help Osaka Punch get this show back on the road!”
There is an $8,000 target and so far nearly $2,000 has been raised.
The Butterfly Effect have also shared the band’s post asking for fans to “speak up” if they know anything about the robbery.