Vanna’s van vandalized; crowdfunding campaign set up

Posted by on February 8, 2016

vannavanLamb of God wasn’t the only band to have a tour mishap this past weekend. And while having your vehicle broken into isn’t quite as serious as a truck overturning, that’s what happened to Vanna on Friday (5) while in Atlanta. The band, currently on tour, has set up a Gofundme account to replace their personal effects and repair their damaged van, and in a little over a day, the campaign has raised over $11,000. Here’s what the band says about their mishap:


“On the evening of February 5th, a day off from tour, we stopped half way through our 10 hour drive in Atlanta Georgia to have dinner with friends and family. We parked, only for a couple hours on a well lit main road in a business and restaurant district. We came out to discover that in that short time our van had been broken into and all of our personal affects had been stolen. We don’t believe we were targeted, and it seems like a smash and grab especially given the well lit and busy location of the van. That being said the band and crew lost electronics, clothing, and personal items as a result of the break in. Police were called and a report was filed, but as a lot of you know this will not be “solved” and no real justice will be served.

We are well aware of the risks of bringing expensive items on the road with us, however each of us run businesses and have work outside the band that we must still conduct on the road which is the only reason we were traveling with expensive electronic items such as laptops, iPads, GoPros, etc. We take every precaution possible to ensure this doesn’t ever happen, but the reality is sometimes there is nothing that can be done.

We have no desire or plans of leaving this tour, but we do need help. We have totaled up the losses and are going to start chipping away at the damage done. Anything will help. If you don’t have the means to donate, please repost about this on your socials and thank you for spreading the word.

As always we will take this to fuel us and keep moving. We are grateful that no one is hurt and that what was taken from us was just stuff, and stuff can be replaced.

Thank you in advance for any help you can spare. We will see everyone at a gig on this amazing tour. Gonna need extra loud voices and lots of high fives from everyone.

I believe in you if you believe in me.

They’re well on their way to recovery, given that they were only seeking $10k initially. Perhaps some of that is because the band addresses those that might criticize them for not having their electronics with them at all times. Good to see they’ve got a network of supportive fans to help them out.


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