John Moreland’s Sound Gear and More Stolen From Trailer in Florida
Singer-songwriter John Moreland and his band had their gear trailer broken into on Wednesday (Feb. 7), on their way to Key West, Fla., for the Mile 0 Festival. None of the band's instruments went missing, but the thieves absconded with expensive sound equipment and other personal items while the band was staying in Orlando.
On Facebook, Moreland posted a list of the missing items, which include a ’66 Fender Tremolux Blackface amplifier, a ’65–’66 Fender Showman Blackface amplifier, a Walrus Audio Fathom reverb pedal, Keeley Memphis Sun reverb pedal, two customized motorcycle jackets and much more. The full list reads:
- ’66 Fender Tremolux Blackface
- ’65 – ’66 Fender Showman Blackface
- Walrus Audio Fathom
- Keeley Memphis Sun
- Old Blood Noise Fault
- Xotic FX EP Booster (2)
- Old Blood Noise A/B Switcher
- Strymon el Capistran
- PS-5 BOSS Super Shifter
- Walrus Deep Six Compressor
- Walrus Aetos Power Supply
- CAD Case Custom Pedal Board
- EHX Soul Food
- Fishman Aura Spectrum
- Two motorcycle jackets
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Moreland and his band offset the costs of the loss, which have been calculated at close to $10,000. Those who may have information about the stolen items are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And while having your gear stolen is a tough way to start a road trip, Moreland let the world know that the incident wasn't getting him down in a (slightly colorful) Instagram post.
"A little gear theft ain’t gonna ruin my goddamn day," Moreland writes on Instagram, also sharing a photo of himself flipping off the camera. "See you soon, Key West."
Moreland and his band are scheduled to kick off a six-date tour in Florida on Feb. 10 at the Mile 0 Festival.
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