Melbourne thrash metal favourites King Parrot are appealing to fans for assistance after their tour van was broken into in Chicago and a week’s worth of show and merchandise payments was stolen from them.
“Last night our van got broken into in Chicago. We lost a week of show and merch payments along with some valuable personal items. Stupid… Yeah we know,” wrote the band in statement on Facebook along with a photo of the van’s interior, covered in broken glass. They told fans the break-in happened while they were playing a show at Chicago venue Subterranean.
The Soundwave 2015 act are appealing for donations to help them recover their losses and continue their US tour. They’ve set up a PayPal account for anyone wishing to help and have promised anyone who donates $20 and over will “receive an exclusive gift from the band”. Their PayPal name is “[email protected]”.
Fans have already begun donating it seems with the band taking to Facebook just an hour later with the message, “Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. We love you! We couldn’t do it without you and your support means everything to us. THANK YOU SO MUCH!”
Just last month King Parrot announced details of their new album, recorded with the help of former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo at his Nodferatu’s Lair studio in New Orleans. The band’s second full-length effort is titled Dead Set and will be released on May 15th, just in time for King Parrot to head out on a national tour.
Read King Parrot’s full statement and see their upcoming Australian tour dates below.
Gallery: King Parrot @ Soundwave 2015, Melbourne / Photos: Brett Schewitz
King Parrot Australian Tour Dates
Thursday, 14th May 2015
The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC 18+
Friday, 15th May 2015
Fowlers, Adelaide, SA LIC/AA
Saturday, 16th May
The Corner, Richmond, VIC 18+
Sunday, 17th May
Wrangler, Footscray, VIC AA
Thursday, 21st May
Magpies, Canberra, ACT LIC/AA
Friday, 22nd May
Corrimal Hotel, Wollongong, NSW 18+
Saturday, 23rd May
Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW 18+
Sunday, 24th May
Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW 18+
Thursday, 28th May
Tatt’s Hotel, Lismore, NSW 18+
Friday, 29th May
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD 18+
Saturday, 30th May
Crowbar, Brisbane, QLD U18
Saturday, 30th May
Crowbar, Brisbane, QLD 18+
Friday, 5th June
Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA 18+
Saturday, 6th June
Amplifier, Perth, WA 18+
Sunday, 7th June
HQ, Perth, WA AA