The Dears' tourbus stolen on eve of US jaunt

1st May 2009 | 10:06

The Dears' tourbus stolen on eve of US jaunt

If it's good enough for The Stooges…

It's been a good half year since Feeder and Kill Hannah's tourbus fire dramas, so it's probably time for another. Canadian indie rockers The Dears have had their tourbus stolen…

The '45-footer' was the victim of a heist in Montreal, near the hotel (the Comfort Inn Hotel, Pointe-Claire) were the driver was staying. Helpful Canadians can keep an eye out for the bus, apparently identifiable by a smashed window.

The Stooges

Unbelievably, this operation marks Montreal's second in very recent history. Last year, a truck-full of gear belonging to Iggy Pop and The Stooges went missing. Lost items included Mike Watt's 1963 Gibson EB-3 bass, two of the late Ron Asheton's Reverend electrics, two Marshall Vintage Modern amplifiers, four Marshall 4x12 cabinets, an Eden bass backline and a silver sparkle Gretsch drum kit.

Luckily for The Dears, their tourbus was empty. Last night's Toronto gig went ahead as planned, but (quite understandably) alternative transport is being sought for the remainder of the tour.

The bus

Here's the bus details: Prevost model, Series 60, license plate: V957YW. Local authorities should be contacted with any information.

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