During the early hours of January 28th, rock n roll band Pröwess‘ RV was stolen in Burgettstown, PA at The Farm Bar.
Two band members, one crew member, two family members and three friends were on board the RV during an impromptu acoustic session during load out when the suspect boarded the vehicle. He then took off in the RV, throwing all on board to the ground as he sped off on the highway. The band’s open trailer was also dragged for three miles and equipment was splayed all over the open road.
Vocalist Dalton Bowes and bassist Kenny Keeler were able to take back control of the vehicle, removing the keys and grappling for the wheel and pedals.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. Crew members and the diligent bar staff were also able to recover most of the equipment.
All witnesses provided statements to the police department and will move forward with the case.
Guitarist Scott Roby took footage on the scene after the suspect was apprehended. The video reached 18,000 views in three days.
Check it out:
The band released an official video statement, detailing the event and thanking the people of Burgettstown for their help.
Watch it here:
Pröwess is currently on their 2018 Winter tour, and will continue with the tour as planned. You can check out the band’s remaining tour dates below:
1/30 – Columbus, OH @ Shrunken Head
1/31 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
2/01 – Owosso, MI @ Hickory Lounge
2/02 – Flint, MI @ Scooter’s Bar
2/03 – Fenton, MI @ Legends
2/07 – Chicago, IL @ Cairo Ale House
2/09 – Ft. Atkinson, WI @ Hijynx
2/10 – Muncie, IN @ Bigshots Ballroom
2/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog **
2/14 – Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar **
2/15 – Knoxille, TN @ Open Chord **
2/16 – Nashville, TN @ The Cobra **
2/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar **
2/20 – Birmingham, AL @ The Nick **
2/22 – Gainsville, FL @ High Dive
2/23 – Orlando, FL @ Bombshells **
2/24 – New Port Richey, FL @ Venom’s **
2/25 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Rok Bar
3/2 – Salisbury, NC @ Fish Bowl
3/3 – Raleigh, NC @ The Maywood
** DATES WITH LETHAL AFFLICTION