"For the first time in the lifespan of the band, we have to cancel shows," Minneapolis rock outfit Cold Kingdom said in a Facebook post Friday.
The reason? More than $33,000 worth of musical equipment disappeared in an overnight theft in Minneapolis, and now they're hoping at least some of it can be returned.
" target="_blank">another Facebook update, the band's trailer – a white 5x8 "enclosed model" – was cut from its hitch between 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. and apparently hauled off. There were enough items stolen to fill up six pages in a police theft report:
The total loss was $33,547.
"We please ask that you share (the story), and keep an eye out on craigslist, pawn shops, ebay, and music stores," Cold Kingdom pleaded in the announcement.
The Minnesota-based band also said they are currently figuring out a way to "get back out there playing music."
In the meantime, it's not clear which of the group's tour dates are canceled, but there is an engagement set for Friday night in Illinois, and another on Saturday night in Wisconsin, according to the official schedule.
Cold Kingdom was formed in Minneapolis and describes itself as a "hard rock project."