SAINT MOTEL’s Tour Van Robbed While on Tour in Chicago


SAINT MOTEL, an emerging, indie-pop band from Los Angeles, CA, discovered their van had been robbed Sunday afternoon, October 18, 2009 between 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM while on tour in Chicago, IL. The thieves smashed one of the van’s windows and stole an electric bass, an acoustic guitar, iPods, a laptop, food and one of the member’s dirty laundry, while the band was taping an in-studio performance at JBTV.

Fortunately, this isn’t a major setback for Saint Motel considering only incidentals were stolen. “They didn’t get our main equipment which is the life blood of the band.” Says lead singer A/J Jackson. “We are planning on performing vigilante justice on those involved but for now we just want to rock CMJ.” Local police have reviewed surveillance cameras and were able to obtain the license plate of the thieves’ vehicle.

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Chicago was just one stop along Saint Motel’s three week US tour, which includes October 20, 21, 22 and 23 in New York City for the College Music Journal’s (CMJ) Music and Film Festival.

Saint Motel is known for their over-the-top performances and an explosive, psychedelic, indie-pop sound. Their music is has been featured on MTV’s The Hills, VH1 shows, E! News, KCRW, and KROQ. The band’s keen visual sensibility has yielded an array of stunningly original videos that accompany songs from their debut EP ForPlay, released via the band’s record label On The Records which is available now.

Catch Saint Motel on tour at the following dates:

20-Oct Kenny’s Castaways – CMJ New York, NY
21-Oct Pianos – CMJ New York, NY
22-Oct PureVolume House – CMJ New York, NY
23-Oct Legion (OUR AWESOME PARTY!) – CMJ Brooklyn, NY
30-Oct Halos-n-Horns Music Fest Costa Mesa, CA
3-Nov The Shore Hermosa Beach, CA
5-Nov The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
7-Nov The Roxy (headlining) Los Angeles, CA
17-Nov UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
18-Nov Cal State Fullerton Fullerton, CA

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