Friday, May 9, 2014

Philadelphia area band The Snails asks for help after equipment is stolen

The Snails (From The Snails Facebook page)

The Snails — a band based in the Philadelphia area — had their tour van stolen early Monday morning in Philadelphia, according to a representative of the band. The van was recovered Thursday, but the van now needs repairs all of the equipment that was in the van was taken.

The band is scheduled to set out on a three-week tour of the eastern United States in two weeks but due to the recent circumstances, they now need financial help. Since The Snails have no plans to abandon the tour, they have set up a fundraising campaign and crowdfunding project through Big Tunes with the goal of repairing their van and buying as much new equipment as possible before the tour.

According to the band's Facebook page, they have already reached $2500 in less than 24 hours. Fans of the band can help spread the word by using #savethesnails on Twitter and sharing a link to the fundraiser on Facebook.

The Snails plans on "throwing out some neat stuff" to their fans next week as "a reward for being so awesome," according to their Facebook.

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