METZ's guitar gear stolen following LA show – within just 48 hours fans raise enough to replace it

Alex Edkins METZ
(Image credit: Amanda Fotes)

METZ – the noisy Canadian post-punk band signed to Sub Pop – were the unfortunate victims of a robbery on November 20, yet fans have already raised over $28,000 to replace the lost items.

The Toronto-based trio have been touring the US with Preocupations and had performed at the Telegram Ballroom in LA on Friday November 19. The following morning they awoke to find all of their gear and merchandise stolen. The band were then forced to attempt to replace their entire backline before their show in San Francisco the following night. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.