A Flock of Seagulls are short $70,000 worth of equipment and the drives containing 18-months worth of work on a new album, the result of an overnight heist of their tour van. The band had played in Bellflower, CA on Saturday night and drove to Downey where they stayed at a Comfort Inn. Around 2 AM Sunday morning, someone broke into their van and drove away, an action that was captured on the hotel’s security camera.
According to lead singer Mike Score, they lost their tour equipment, instruments, stage clothes, cell phones and hard drives that contained the songs for Score’s first solo album. There was no indication of whether Score had backups of the files, although he said it was 18 months of work down the drain.