The other night in Manchester, The Menzingers played an absolutely awesome show with Leagues Apart, Red City Radio and The Bouncing Souls. After the show, the guys came to hang out with everyone at a bar. During this time, their van was broken into and a whole lot of stuff was stolen.
Last night, Greg Barnett (guitar/vocals) released the following statement:
We played a sold out show at The Moho last night in Manchester which ended up being the absolute best show of tour. It was one for the books. Everything’s going great. We walk around the block to the van and I hear Dave give a quiet “oh fuck”. The driver side window was smashed out and three personal bags were stolen, my bag with all of our tour money inside it, $2000 in US in case of an emergency. €5000 Euros, an iPad, 3 iPods, 3 passports, 2 pairs of RayBans, my personal tour journals from the last year and a half which included all of my lyrics and all of my memories, a digital camera, prescriptions, It really fucking sucks because it’s not your fault and so many – in fact an absurd amount of you want to help out. It’s pretty surreal and heartwarming to know we’re not alone in this situation.
In response to this we here at Moon & Back Music have decided to help them out by putting together a Menzingers covers compilation. This compilation will be released on Bandcamp in the near future and will feature tracks from a lot of fantastic artists. All proceeds will, of course, go to The Menzingers.
The first of these tracks is available to listen to now, and it comes courtesy of Giles Bidder from Great Cynics.
We’ll have details on the other artists and where/when you can download the compilation in the coming days.
Editor, Moon & Back Music