Miss May I fans are in for a special treat, but it's one that's arrived earlier than expected due to unexpected circumstances as the group find themselves in a time of need. As explained in a new posting, the group was planning to offer a special line of merchandise items celebrating their tenth anniversary, but pushed up the promotion after they were the victim of a theft while on tour in Europe.

The band explain that they were playing in Milan, Italy Sunday (Aug. 20) when their trailer with many of their personal possessions and gear was broken into and the contents cleaned out. The group intends on completing their current European trek with borrowed gear, but still faces the costly task of replacing what was lost. As such, they've launched Pledge campaign that includes the new merchandise. The group's full statement on the matter can be read below.

As 2017 comes to a close, we are quickly approaching 10 years as a band. As a thank you to everyone for being there for us all these years we wanted to launch a very special line of merchandise items. We were waiting to launch these items closer to our anniversary, however due to recent events, we’re now finding ourselves about to celebrate 10 years with one of the worst things that has happened to our band in its career. On Sunday night while on tour in Milan Italy, 4 of us were awake, in the bus, in broad daylight when our trailer and its entire contents were stolen in less than 60 seconds. We were as careful as possible to avoid anything like this happening but in a matter of seconds practically everything we had with us was gone. We contacted the police but with incidents like this on the rise we were given very little hope of the trailer being recovered.

For the first time in our lives we fund ourselves unsure of how to carry on as a band. We could have given up but we chose to continue our European tour, to play shows on borrowed gear doing everything in our power to play the best Miss May I shows for you guys. We are completing this Europe run by any means necessary but are at a loss for what to do when we return home. The loss of our personal gear as well as the expense of replacement costs on rented gear is financially devastating. We’re asking everyone that has been with us all these years to help us keep going by being part of this pledge campaign. All profits from these items will go towards our expenses from this loss. We were avoiding having to ask for help like this but with our insurance coverage not fully extending overseas our options are limited. Each purchase made will include a signed unique postcard from us as a small token of our thanks to you for contributing.

Miss May I will immediately return to the road upon their return to the U.S., playing their next leg of dates starting on Sept. 7. They also have dates scheduled with Motionless in White and the Amity Affliction in October. See all of their scheduled shows here, and if you're able to help out or want to pick up some sweet merch, check out the Pledge campaign.

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