Wolverhampton based rock band, GIN ANNIE, are trying to make their way home just 5 dates into a 25 day European tour with Diamond Head, after the booking agent failed to pay the transportation company, leaving them stranded in Belguim and unable to meet the costs of continuing.
The band had already paid ££ thousands towards the costs of the tour and now find themselves needing to arrange transport for themselves and equipment back to the UK.
Band manager, Peter Keevil, has set up a Go Fund Me page for anybody wishing to help the band recover from the financial loss.
He said, “I spoken with the guys and they are obviously distraught. I work with a number of bands all trying to break through in a tough industry. They have ploughed thousands into this tour, only to have it ripped from under them.”
“We will try but there is little hope of getting any money back as the agent has had his assets frozen by German Tax officials. He has told us that he intends to pay us back but we will just be in the queue of any other creditors he has let down.”
“I’m gutted for the guys. They have begged and borrowed to fund this tour, taken extended holidays from day jobs and just put so much effort in. I just hope they can recover.”