We are thrilled to be back in action. This is the longest period of downtime from performing live music since the start of the band. This Friday, Sept 18th, we will be performing at the new El Mocambo in Toronto. There are a very limited amount of tickets available to physically attend the show. You can purchase access to stream the event in HD or 4K definition from the El Mocambo streaming partner nugs.tv
Rock Paper Merch
We happy to announce our new relationship with Rock Paper Merch. We have brought back the “Dear Dear” logo on a few new items as will as tried and true classics. Just in time for fall “covid times” fashion. Visit our page at Rock Paper Merch here.
October 8, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Five of Seven Guitars Recovered
West Coast rock band 54-40 are pleased to announce the safe return of their most cherished guitars.
The New Westminster Police has located five of the vintage guitars belonging to the band 54-40 after executing a search warrant in Surrey, BC.
On Friday October 5th 2018 the New Westminster Police received a report of a theft from a U-Haul that was parked in a lot in the 300 block of McBride Blvd. Items taken included seven vintage guitars belonging to the Canadian band 54-40, and were valued at approximately $50,000.
On Sunday October 7th 2018, NWPD investigators executed a search warrant and located five of the seven stolen guitars, along with other electronic equipment.
“The investigation is on-going, and NWPD officers continue to work toward identifying and arresting a suspect,” stated media relations officer Sergeant Jeff Scott. “This was a significant theft and we are hopeful that we will be able to recover the other two guitars. We will continue to follow-up with any leads as they come in.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the NWPD at 604-525-5411.
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“The five guitars recovered are the most unique of the seven taken. We are grateful for their return and for the efforts of so many people. The community really came together on this. The word got out fast and the heat was on,” 54-40 Manager Allen Moy stated.
54-40 want to thank their fans, friends, the news media, and concerned people for their overwhelming response and assistance. The band would also like to thank the New Westminster Police department for their excellent detective work.
Contact: Allen Moy 604 761 2025 / email@example.com
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Launched in an East Vancouver bar in 1981, they boast three platinum-selling albums – Dear Dear, Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret, and Trusted By Millions – and one Canadian gold-selling album, Since When.
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