No matter how successful they may be, a Disasterpiece can strike at any time for a touring band.
Slipknot guitarist Jim Root claims that a guitar belonging to the mask-wearing Iowa hard-rock band was stolen out of a practice room at Veterans Memorial Coliseum while he was onstage last night.
"This was just stolen from our jam room at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland. While we were on stage," Root wrote on Instagram under a photo of the missing instrument. "Fucking thieves. Nothing worse."
Root's girlfriend, Lacuna Coil vocalist Christina Scabbia, also took to Instagram to help in the search, identifying the guitar as a satin silver Fender model with a patina copper pick guard and serial number US11278640.
Slipknot is not the first touring band to fall victim to Portland instrument thieves. In 2013, the Brooklyn chamber-pop group San Fermin had an entire trailer of equipment stolen.