In a fabulous show of solidarity and fan support (within 20 hours of their tour van’s breakdown situation) Stuyedeyed’s raised $1,500+ for fixing their recent bad luck.
They are currently on a U.S. tour (on their way to their North Carolina) show, when the event occurred. According to the Facebook post, the event took place near Alexandria, Virginia.
In their GoFunMe page, they had stated:
“Our van Baby Bueller has bit the dust. We’re in Alexandria, VA. It is only day 3… It was a recent purchase but unfortunately, due to old age and natural wear and tear, the vehicle is not drivable. The rear brake system wore down and suffered corrosion damage that led to a leak. The repairs, parts, and labor bring us to a total cost of a little over $1600. On top of that, there was a severe leak dealing with the transmission that would add another $1000 to repair costs. Unfortunately, we do not find ourselves in the situation to be able to afford this.”
“Our van is toast.” the band exclaimed with regret.
But was defiant and asked for the donations from their fans:
“We don’t want to fold. We want to keep this tour going. We’ve got an infinite amount of love for y’all. Thank you from the Stuyedeyed familia.
And wouldn’t you know it? 36 kind-hearted souls donated to help the band overcome their mechanical difficulties.
Kudos, you 36!
No confirmation on whether the van was replaced or fixed, but their next gig is at Chapel Hill, NC’s Local 506 Bar.
Hope they made it in time.
Stuyedeyed is rep’ed by Greenway Records, in Brooklyn.