The Show Must Go On: Mungion To Play NYC Following Theft Of Gear

first_imgYou’ve likely heard a fair amount about Mungion in the last couple weeks after their tour van and trailer–containing all their gear, lights, merch, and other valuables–were stolen in Detroit. As the band explained in a statement, “Although we are grateful that everyone is safe, our livelihood was taken from us in the blink of an eye. After going from door to door in the neighborhood, we were able to track down some surveillance video that showed two men breaking in and stealing our van and trailer. Unfortunately, there was not much the authorities or anyone could do. After filing the police report and talking to neighbors, we piled up in a hatchback and drove six hours to New York to play because the show must always go on!”Watch Mungion rip an amazing live in-studio version of “Schvingo” from 2016’s Scary Blankets below via the band’s Facebook page:A matter of days before setting out on their first headlining tour, the band’s entire infrastructure literally disappeared overnight. However, the Chicago community, and the music community at large, banded together to help Mungion in their time on need, raising over $30,000 to replace their gear and their transportation with help from a successful GoFundMe campaign, a local benefit show in Chicago, and even a spot on NBC News Chicago about fans’ supportive response to the situation. In the latest twist of this bizarre story, security camera footage of an armed robbery executed by five men in Dearborn, MI, just a few miles from where Mungion’s van was stolen, showed several of the suspects wearing official Mungion hats—the same ones that were taken with the rest of their belongings.Stolen Mungion Merch Worn In Armed Robbery Of Beauty SalonWhile the band still has a ways to go (donations are still open for the next couple days), thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, Mungion has hit the road for their first headlining tour as planned, including a pair of stops in Colorado, on 9/7 at Globe Hall in Denver and on 9/8 at the first-ever Canyon Jam festival at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.The Main Squeeze, Mungion, and More Ruled The World at Canyon Jam [Videos]On Wednesday, November 15th, Mungion will make their way to Manhattan for a performance at American Beauty NYC. After the crazy up-and-down saga of the stolen tour van, fans are eager to catch the Chicago quartet live, and the band will surely imbue their performance with the excitement and emotion of their current and ongoing predicament, because as the band says, “the show must always go on!”You can purchase tickets to Mungion’s New York City performance at American Beauty here.[Cover photo via Gary Sheer]last_img read more

Gloria Estefan’s Get On Your Feet May Be Broadway Bound

first_img On Your Feet tells the tale of Estefan’s early years in Miami and how she recovered from a broken back after almost dying in an accident in 1990. The pop icon admitted: “It’s going to be daunting, but I have no doubt whatsoever that we are going to be able to do it and so much fun to be a part of the processes.” Looks like Gloria Estefan’s rhythm is finally going to get to the Great White Way. Her long-in-the-works bilingual musical On Your Feet will likely debut in 2015. According to the New York Daily News, the main character of the tuner, based on Estefan herself, will be cast by a reality TV show. There will be three Glorias to play the Cuban-American superstar at various ages. Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan were both born in Cuba and together became musical hitmakers in Spanish and English, winning Grammy Awards and fans across the world with hits like “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Words Get in the Way,” “1, 2, 3″ and the Oscar-nominated “Music Of My Heart.” They’ve also helped shape the careers of other artists including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. On Your Feet! Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017last_img read more

Video: Syracuse fans describe basketball season in 1 word

first_img Published on March 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm Video Editor Luke Rafferty asked fans at the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. on Saturday afternoon to describe the 2013-2014 SU Basketball team in one word. Check out the responses: Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img