Portugal The Man's Gear Stolen Hours After Lollapalooza Set

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Portugal. The Man.

The Portland-based buzz band is asking for the public's help in tracking down some of the 97 pieces of equipment stolen from their van while parked in a Chicago lot.

Hours after performing to tens of thousands at Lollapalooza, psych rock buzz band Portugal. The Man had most of its equipment stolen from its van and trailer while parked in a Chicago lot Monday morning -- 97 pieces of equipment in total, according to the band’s Altantic Records rep.

The Portland-based four-piece is asking for the public’s help in tracking down the gear and the thieves, taking to Twitter on Monday where they described the vehicle (a red Ford 350, 15-passenger van, Alaska license plate FJH244 with trailer attached) and its location at the time of the crime (901 S. Wabash Ave.).

Among the equipment stolen were several guitars, including a 1971 Fender Strat, a Gretch white falcon, a 1966 Mustang Fender bass, an electric organ and piano, amps, microphones and dozens of pedals. The band has made a full list of the van’s contents available so that fans can check local pawn shops (read it here).   

They ask that anyone with information related to the theft contact them via Twitter at @portugaltheman. The Chicago Tribune reports that local detectives are investigating.

Portugal. The Van.

Portugal. The Man is scheduled to kick off a world tour on September 28th at The Avalon in Santa Clara, CA. The North American wraps with an October 30th performance at New Orleans’ annual Voodoo Music Experience, after which they head to Europe in November.

The band's major label debut, In the Mountain in the Cloud, was released on July 19.