HIGH ON FIRE and SLEEP frontman Matt Pike got robbed had his pedalboard stolen while on SLEEP tour by an employee of Delta Airlines.
The pedalboard was in a Pelican roadcase — a high-end brand designed to withstand such attempts — that was zip-tied shut, and after it first went missing en route it was eventually returned to Pike with all of its contents gone. Some of them one-of-a-kind, custom items made just for Matt, and hence irreplaceable.
It’s yet unclear when and where the robbery happened, but the band played in Athens, GA on June 15th, Tampa on June 17th and Miami on June 18th.
Tattoo artist and illustrator Alyssa Maucere, who collaborated with Pike on the design of the Black Arts Toneworks Rabid Mammal pedal, asked fans in the Atlanta and Miami areas to keep an eye on local pawn shops and online listing sites like eBay and Reverb.
She also included a list of every pedal stolen in a Twitter post which can be seen below.