The Iris Loses Gear In Trailer Theft


ALBUQUERQUE, NM (CelebrityAccess) — Phoenix-based goth band The Iris had their trailer and an estimated $25,000 worth of instruments and musical equipment stolen while the band was on tour in Albuquerque.

The band was in town to perform at the Launchpad on Saturday and when checking out of their hotel the following day, they realized their trailer had been taken from the hotel's parking lot.

“I thought someone was playing a joke on us,” Singer Brandon Dooley of The Iris told KRQE News.

Among the items stolen was a rare five string bass made out of Brazilian rose wood, as well as some of the band's early instruments.

Fortunately for the band, the thief was considerate enough to return the rented U-Haul trailer to a nearby rental location, however the trailer was empty, KRQE reported.

Below is a list of items The Iris is reporting stolen:

Mesa Boogie Powerhouse 1200 Bass cabinet
Soldano 4×10 guitar cabinet
Soldano SLO100 guitar head
SKB 10 space rack
Roadrunner 12-space rack
Purple Sparkle 3-piece drum kit (24×20 ddrum kick, 12×11 and 16×16 unmarked toms… All with microphones inside) White Pearl Snare, Paiste cymbals: Alpha 22″ ride, 2 Alpha 18″, 10″ Alpha splash, 18″ china, 14″ hi-hats
Ground Control peda lboard midi selector
Boss BCB60 pedalboard
Gibson gothic Les Paul
Gibson 5-string black Thunderbird
Fender white P-bass with black pick guard
12-space rack with “Drac” painted on it
Drum cases with “The Iris” painted on them