Late last week while on the road for their first headlining tour, Chicago band Mungion faced quite the unfortunate circumstance; their van, trailer and subsequently, all of their gear, were stolen from the West Village neighborhood in Detroit, MI. The theft took place at 11 am CST on Friday, August 25th.
In an effort to recover the missing gear—including their instruments, light rig, monitors, amps and more—the band has launched a GoFundMe campaign earlier today, hoping to make a dent in the estimated $41,500 worth of loss.
Mungion has issued the following statement via Facebook:
Last weekend, while on the road, we were staying out in Detroit and woke up to find our van and trailer stolen with all of our gear, merchandise, lights, and other valuable belongings in them. Although we are grateful that everyone is safe, our livelihood was taken from us in the blink of an eye. After going from door to door in the neighborhood we were able to track down some surveillance video that showed two men breaking in and stealing our van and trailer. Unfortunately, there was not much the authorities or anyone could do. After filing the police report and talking to neighbors we piled up in a hatchback and drove 6 hours to New York to play because the show must always go on!
Our very first tour as a headlining band is coming up in the next week and we need your help to get us back on our feet. Everything that was taken from us is estimated at around $41,500 total. Now more than ever, we need the help from our Mung Family to pick us back up and make the force even stronger! Any donations will help, big or small. We promise to reciprocate all of the positive energy and love through each and every show we play. We are able to do what we love because of ALL of you and could not imagine going through this journey alone. WE thank you in advance for all of your help, love, and support. We know that something like this will only make us stronger.
The band is hoping friends and fans alike will help spread the word via social media. If you have any more information on the whereabouts of the band's belongings, please contact them via their GoFundMe campaign or reach out to Juliana@
As of now, all scheduled dates will go on as planned; please find a full list below. For those unfamiliar with Mungion and their music, please find a video of "Sloob Syndrome" shot live at Chrysler Studios last October, here.
9/7 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
9/9 - Bellvue, CO - Canyon Jam @ The Mishawaka
9/13 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
9/14 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
9/21 - Thornville, OH - Resonance Music and Arts Festival
9/28 - Stevens Point, WI - The Encore
9/29 - Menasha, WI - The Source Public House
9/30 - Minneapolis, MN - The Hook and Ladder
10/18 - Columbus, OH - Notes
10/19 - Cincinnati, OH - Octave
10/20 - Peoria, IL - Kenny's Westside Pub
10/21 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club
10/27 - Palatine, IL - Durty Nellie's
11/4 - Dekalb, IL - The House Cafe
11/8 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache
11/9 - Ferndale, MI - Parliament Room at Otus Supply
11/10 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
11/11 - Erie, PA - Kings Rook Club
11/14 - Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Iron Works
11/15 - New York, NY - American Beauty
11/16 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
11/17 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
11/18 - Burlington, VT - Nectar's