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Gang Gang Dance Cancel Tour
The Quietus , February 16th, 2009 09:47

Fire destroys gear

Gang Gang Dance have been forced to cancel their current European tour after a fire destroyed their equipment and memory sticks containing work in progress.

They'd left their gear in a lock-up at the Amsterdam Paradiso after a concert in the venue on Friday 13th, only to return the next morning to find it had been destroyed after an electrical fire destroyed the premises.

Writing on their mySpace, the band say: "We didn't really know the scope of how bad the fire was until we arrived on the scene to find every piece of equipment we own scattered out in the parking lot...melted, charred, and still smouldering."

"Most of our gear is way beyond repair and the small amount of stuff that looks as if it wasn't physically destroyed by the fire itself has all been doused by the fire hoses. So we have been left with synths that are melted, a charred guitar, cases full of wet pedals and cables, drums that are nothing but the metal rims, amps that look as if they've been doused in tar... the list goes on.

"It's all really devastating and we wish nothing more then to be in Brussels tonight (we were super excited about that show!) and to be able to continue on with our tour, but there is really no way for that to happen given the circumstances. We are hoping to come back as soon as possible and make up for all this."