Katatonia Guitars Stolen In Minnesota

Katatonia guitars stolen in Minnesota.

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Sweden's Katatonia has issued the following update:

"Unfortunately [Saturday night's] gig [at Station 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota] reached an all-time low. Two of our guitars got stolen (including the straps and the wireless transmitters), obviously causing performance difficulties, frustration and anger. Then, against all odds, further technical problems kept on coming down one after another during the show.

"Apologies go out to our fans in Minnesota for having to go through this."

The band added, "We just wanna encourage everybody already to help us keep an eye out for the guitars on pawn shops, Craigslist, eBay, etc. etc., and let us know immediately if they show up.

"Pictures of the Mayones guitars can be seen in the giveaway competition ad [below]. Yes, that's right, the thief/thieves actually stole the guitars we were gonna give to you, our fans, at the end of this tour."

Katatonia kicked off its North American tour dubbed "Night Over North America" on September 8 in Baltimore, Maryland. To coincide with the 26-date U.S. and Canadian trek, Peaceville Records released a special edition of the band's acclaimed 2009 studio album, "Night Is The New Day", in a hardback mediabook, featuring a 20-page booklet and bonus track, "Ashen".

The special edition of "Night Is The New Day" was made available on August 24.

For more details please visit Blabbermouth.net.

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    travislausch
    You just don't steal Mayones guitars from someone. That's like kidnapping their children or something.
    X V I I
    That's no bueno, man.. I may live 1000 miles away, but I'll definitely keep an eye out.
    direngrey680
    They came to NYC like a week ago so I feel really bad for them. Sure hope those jerks get caught.
    SilverSpurs616
    Jeez, so many guitars being stolen recently. Rob Flynn, Jon Donais from Shadows Fall, Alexi Lahio.. >_> Someone is gonna be able to set up one mother of a second-hand shop
    espChris93
    Theives are f***ing scum any douche bag that thinks its funny or cool to steal can suck a fat D***. People work hard to earn things and some disrespectful low life just comes and snatches it with no effort at all
    thrashmonkey
    all these guitar thefts are disgusting. why do that to somebody and potentially ruin their livelihood? However, it's a really bad economy right now, and people who've lost their jobs will do just about anything to get money so they don't lose their home. i'm NOT saying this to justifying theft, im just giving a reason why someone would do it. That said, I think guitar thieves are the scum of the earth and I hate them with a passion.
    snaaake
    crazysam23_Atax wrote: /facepalm I am disappointed in the state next door. I live in Wisconsin...
    So do I, but this doesn't reflect at all on Minnesotans. You shouldn't paint them all with the same brush just because some ***** stole a couple guitars. It was an awful thing to do, but so is generalizing an entire group of people based on the actions of one or a few. thrashmonkey: Yeah, some people steal for that reason. But we don't know that's why they did it. For all we know it was some dumbass drunk doing it for kicks. It would be kind of hard to sell something like this.
    rickyj
    fenderarmy wrote: It's probably the same guy who took Tony Iommi's.
    was that ever recovered?
    silly hats
    I love Katatonia, what bastards would do that? Mayones are such beautiful guitars.
    technoguyx
    krvolok wrote: Typically I dont like superstrats but man that guitar is hot!
    Yeah, it looks awesome
    Dream Floyd
    Mayones' are seriously some of the best guitars I've played in a while. And I own 2 Musicmans.
    Lion_Slicer
    Stealing guitars from Katatonia? That they were going to give away to their fans? Some people have no souls.
    Linkerman
    Lion_Slicer wrote: Stealing guitars from Katatonia? That they were going to give away to their fans? Some people have no souls.
    Amen.
    hildesaw
    This is one of my biggest fears as an active musician. I mean I could replace a guitar, but the sentimental value of my main axe is tremendous. If that got stolen, I'd be heartbroken for sure.
    DemonicTurtle66
    Keep an eye out for them on eBay. I wouldn't be surprised to see "STOLEN AUTHENTIC KATATONIA GUITARS" on there. People are dumb like that.
    snaaake
    Talk about a dick move. I have never heard of this band, but whoever did this is a scumbag. Or a team of scumbags.
    glitched
    cant wait till someone steals an amp that would be awsome in its own way, and not nearly as cruel as stealing a guitar
    josh999x
    Seems to be a recurring trend nowadays, Adrian Smith, Toni Iommi, Robb Flynn and now these guys.
    RUIN717
    holy shit, i have seen so many concerts at station 4 and i totally can see how their shit could get stolen. either way tho, dick move, whoever stole those should grow a pair and give them back
    Mr Winters
    Some time ago I went to a crappy local punk festival (not that I like that music, but some of my friends played there) in a shitty local, and one of the guitars was stolen. It was a Gibson Les Paul.
    Heilz
    i could seriously chop the head off if i find someone stealing a guitar... Thats why i never leave mine alone, NEVER, when i play live or w/e something, even at home lol.
    AEnima18
    Iommi, Flynn and now Katatonia, what the hell is wrong with these guitar-stealing idiots?
    Raven_Flight
    AEnima18 wrote: Iommi, Flynn and now Katatonia, what the hell is wrong with these guitar-stealing idiots?
    I was going to post exactly the same comment Were any of these found already?
    EpiExplorer
    travislausch wrote: You just don't steal Mayones guitars from someone. That's like kidnapping their children or something.
    Exact same feelings. Mayones is worth every penny.