Flock of Seagulls have found their stolen van, but they’re still missing about $70,000 worth of equipment.
We reported yesterday that the iconic ’80s band had been robbed, and we were as surprised as you are that they’re still even touring. Their van was stolen by a thief outside of a Comfort Inn in Southern California on Saturday night (there’s video of a suspect breaking into the van and stealing it).
Inside the van was about $70,000 worth of stage costumes, guitars, drums and keyboards. Authorities said that some of the equipment may have been rented.
Now, The AP reports that the Flock of Seagulls van was recovered, but that it was completely empty.
Frontman Mike Score said that all of the equipment can be replaced, but that the band is still pretty distraught over the loss of a few hard drives. Score was working on his first solo album, but all of the music he had made so far was on those hard drives.
“When we had days off, we could set up a little studio and continue working… We were pretty close to the end. It’s 18 months of work just basically thrown into the trash because some people don’t have a real life and have to steal from others. People who do this kind of thing will never have a real life; I think karma in the end will come around and take whatever they have got.”
You can watch a clip of the Flock of Seagulls van being stolen below. There’s no sound, and we’re still waiting for someone to set the clip to the Flock of Seagulls classic “I Ran (So Far Away).
[Image: Andrew Hurley]