Blabbermouth is reporting that Katatonia had two guitars stolen at their show at Station 4 in St. Paul this past Saturday night (September 18) with Swallow The Sun, Orphaned Land, and Cold Colours. Despite this, the band continued on with their show resulting in a myriad of technical problems. Katatonia asks that everyone "keep an eye out for the guitars on pawn shops, Craigslist, eBay, etc. etc., and let us know immediately if they show up. Apologies go out to our fans in Minnesota for having to go through this." The stolen guitars were actually the ones to be given away through a contest at the end of the tour, and a picture of the guitars is published below. They are black Mayones Setius guitars, and were stolen along with the straps and wireless transmitters.
Unfortunately, I was not able to attend this show, but was anyone that was there have any comments to add to this? It's really sad that someone would do this, and it really puts a black mark on Station 4. If this show proceeded like every other show I've seen at Station 4, Katatonia likely had their gear sitting in the North corner of the room across from the bar (near the women's restroom).
Brian from Cold Colours added a comment to the Blabbermouth article stating that "I am working with the tour and local promoters in finding out any information about the missing guitars. If anyone knows anything please contact myself or Nathan (MN promoter) [SwordLord Productions]."
Brian's email: coldcolours [at] yahoo.com
Nathan's email: PlazaGuy6ft5 [at] aol.com