Gliss' Tour Van Broken Into, Band To Continue National Tour

posted May 7, 2009

Gliss' Tour Van Broken Into, Band To Continue National Tour

Los Angeles-based Gliss' tour van was broken into Tuesday night as the trio was sleeping at a hotel in Newark, NJ, following their performance in Philadelphia. Among the items stolen was a 1979 Fender Precision bass that frontman Martin Klingman received from his grandfather as a child. The band, who are currently in the midst of their "Stimulus Package Tour," with labelmates Takeover UK, are not letting this minor setback deter them and are soldiering on. Their show at the Union Hall in Brooklyn will remain as scheduled and they will continue their extensive jaunt across the US, joining Von Iva later this month.

While the band is disheartened about the theft, they are hopeful that they will be reunited with their gear.

"It's always a cryin' shame when you walk up to your van or car and find out that some lost, sad person has broken in and taken the sweetness from your life," exclaimed Klingman. "My grandfather gave me a 1970's Fender P-Bass years ago when I was a wee lad. I don't care about the money... the sentimental value of the bass that was stolen last night will never be replaced."

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  • May 6 Brooklyn, N.Y. Union Hall*
  • May 8 Plymouth, Pa. Infamous Art Gallery*
  • May 9 Danbury, Conn. Heirloom Arts Theater*
  • May 11 New York, N.Y. Piano's
  • May 12 Washington, D.C. DC9
  • May 13 Raleigh, N.C. Pour House Music Hall
  • May 15 Norfolk, Va. The Boot
  • May 25 St. Louis, Mo. The Firebird **
  • May 27 San Antonio, Texas Rock Bottom **
  • May 28 Austin, Texas Emo's **
  • May 30 Dallas, Texas Sue Ellen's Vixen Lounge **
  • June 2 El Paso, Texas Bombardiers **
  • June 3 Tucson, Ariz. Plush **
  • June 5 Los Angeles, Calif. The Roxy **
  • June 6 San Francisco, Calif. Slim's **
  • June 8 Kennewick, Wash. The Red Room **
  • June 9 Portland, Ore. Doug Fir Lounge **
  • June 10 Seattle, Wash. Studio Seven **
  • June 12 Sacramento, Calif. The Kennel Club

* with Takeover UK
** with Von Iva