Drummer wakes up after attempted robbery on band trailer + arrests him

Canadian technical death metal band Archspire almost suffered an unfortunately common setback for touring bands when earlier this week thieves attempted to steal the band’s trailer containing all of their musical gear and merchandise.

But drummer Spencer Prewett – he’s pictured above with the band top left – was sleeping in their van at one point, and he was able to stop the attempt.

Archspire explained the situation in an update on Sunday April 24. They described the incident and implored fans to come to their current shows, pointing out that their tour could end any day if such an attempt were successful. Archspire is now crossing North America with support groups Entheos, Inferi and Vulvodynia on the “Tech Trek V”.

“SOMEBODY TRIED TO STEAL OUR TRAILER LAST NIGHT!” Archspire said on their social media pages.

They explained, “We had our van parked in a hotel parking lot, and two trucks rolled over and started trying to unhitch our trailer from our van.”

However, “Luckily our drummer Spencer was sleeping in the back,” Archspire continued. “He woke up and scared them and they peeled off. We were SO CLOSE to having all of our touring gear stolen, including merchandise, gear, clothing – everything.”

They added, “What we’re trying to say is that EVERY NIGHT ON THIS TOUR COULD BE OUR LAST, so if you’re about to come to a show, DON’T SLEEP TO GET TICKETS!”

Last year, Archspire released the bleed the future. It reached No. 2 on Billboard‘s Top New Artists Chart, and it was named one of Loudwire’s top rock and metal albums of 2021.

See Archspire’s post below. For “Tech Trek V” tickets, go here.

Archspire, Entheos, Inferi + Vulvodynia Spring 2022 North American Tour Dates

April 26 – Winter Park, Fla. @ The Haven
April 27 – Atlanta, Georgia @ The Masquerade
April 28 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
April 29 – Richmond, Virginia @ Canal Club
April 30 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Metro Gallery
May 01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland Bar & Grill
May 02 – Quebec City, Quebec @ The Source
May 03 – Montreal, Quebec @ Fairmount Theater
May 04 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Mavericks
May 05 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison
May 06 – Hamtramck, Michigan @ The Sanctuary
May 07 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
May 9 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
May 10 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
May 11 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlite Hall
May 12 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
May 13 – Kelowna, BC @ Centennial Hall
May 14 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw

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