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Thursday, November 5, 2009

People That Do This To Bands Should Be Shot




After performing a two-night stand in Philadelphia last night, rock trio MAE woke up to find their van and trailer stolen.

“This morning we woke up to find our van, trailer, all instruments, equipment and merchandise had been stolen from the hotel parking lot. This misfortune has fallen among many of our friends in the past and after touring for 8 years this sort of thing is bound to happen. We have four dates left on our tour and will play the shows with the help of our friends in Deas Vail and Jenny Owen Youngs. It's in these moments that our fans lift us up and remind us why we do what we do. We thank you for the immediate outpouring of love and support.”


Despite this curveball, the trio has rented a van to finish out the remaining dates of their U.S. tour, they are currently accepting fan donations for the loss.

Despite this curveball, the trio-- DAVE ELKINS (lead vocals/guitars), JACOB MARSHALL (drums) and ZACH GEHRING (guitar)-- have rented a van to finish out the remaining dates of their U.S. tour. The group is currently accepting fan donations for the loss. Fans can donate here: .


Headline Tour w/ Jenny Owen Youngs and Deas Vail supporting

Thu 11/5
Cambridge , MA The Middle East

Fri 11/6
New York , NY The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

Sat 11/7
S. Hackensack , NJ
School of

Sun 11/8
Washington, DC Black Cat

Sat 11/14 Metro
Mannila , Philippines Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

Tue 11/24
Tokyo , JP Club Quattro

Wed 11/25
Osaka , JP Club Quattro

Thu 11/26
Nagoya , JP Club Quattro

Sat 11/28
Honolulu, HI Pipeline Café

For MAE publicity, contact MSO:

Libby Coffey (818) 380-0400 ext. 224

Angela Villanueva (818) 380-0400 ext. 232

Bari Lieberman (Tour Press) (818) 380-0400 ext. 222

About MAE:

The alternative rock trio MAE just released (M)ORNING physically in stores late last month after selling-out a limited edition run on their tour earlier this spring. The enhanced disc is the first of three separate 8-song collections of music the band is releasing in 2009/10-- (M)ORNING , (A)FTERNOON , and (E)VENING --and includes a special DVD documentary which explains the evolution of the group’s “12 Songs, 12 Months, 1 Goal” campaign. The project evolved from digital to include physical releases via the band’s own imprint Cell Records which is now in partnership with Tooth & Nail for distribution.
MAE left Capitol Records to blaze their own trail and without limitations the band found a different way to do the two things they love most: creating music and helping others. They created “12 Songs, 12 Months, 1 Goal: Make a Difference,” and decided to release (M)ORNING , (A)FTERNOON , and (E)VENING as well as partner
with charitable and humanitarian organizations to make a direct and positive impact in the world. So far in 2009, MAE has raised $55,095.48 and has partnered with both DonorsChoose and Habitat For Humanity to distribute the funds.