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San Francisco Band's Van Stolen in Chicago

Band tries to get van, equipment in order to continue tour



    A San Francisco band is stranded in Chicago after their van filled with their instruments and personal belongings was stolen. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013)

    A Chicago bar is offering a helping hand to a San Francisco band whose van was stolen in the city this week.

    Moe's Tavern is hosting a fundraiser Wednesday night for Fayroy, after band members lost their equipment and all of their personal belongings following Monday night's theft.

    The band performed at Moe's Monday and were staying at a friend's mom's place near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and North Wood Street night when they discovered the van was gone.

    "We parked the car and it was fine when we left around midnight, and we met up with some friends downtown and when we came back it was missing," band member Kyle Fournier said.

    After making sure it wasn't towed, they filed a police report and are stranded in the city with a concert scheduled in Dayton, Ohio Thursday night.

    "Everything was in it... everything we own," band member Zack Hoje said.

    The vehicle is a maroon 1997 Chevy conversion van with a bubble top and California license plate 32508 DV.

    It was the band's first time performing in Chicago. The band had been living in the van while on tour for the past eight weeks.

    The same thing happened to the band Portugal. The Man when they visited Chicago for Lollapalooza a couple of years ago, but the band was able to get their van back without the equipment. Fayroy is trying the same approach.

    "We're trying to use every social media source we can find, and trying to get as many friends in the city involved as we can," Hoje said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the band at (727)-742-6757 or call their local police department.

    Wednesday night's fundraiser starts at 9 p.m. at the bar located at 2937 N. Milwaukee Ave.