The Browning Robbed While On Tour In Milan, Italy

While on tour in Milan, Italy, The Browning were victims of theft. The band was forced to cancel their remaining European dates and lost about $10,000 worth of gear, laptops, etc. You can help them out by donating HERE.

The band said the following:

“The last thing I want to do is type this right now but, we were robbed while on tour in Italy. The list of things taken is extensive and the cost to replace everything is over $10k, not to mention all of our luggage and clothing. Most heart breaking of all, they have stolen all of our musical equipment. We literally have no way, to play our music live as our show files lived on 3 laptops, and 4 separate external hard drives, all of which were stolen. We have to cancel the rest of our European tour and we have to rebuild our live show from scratch.

The Browning is a 100% self produced band. I create the electronics and write all the songs on my computers, then send the files to Cody (via hard drive), where we mix and master it on his computer. All of our computers, and back up hard drives were taken, and no-one else on the planet has these files. For The Browning to play another show ever again, I will 100% have to recreate all of our songs/electronics from scratch, with a computer, samples, plugins, synths, ect…. that I now do not own. Every single thing I’ve ever created in my life is now gone.

What happened? We got to Milan at around Noon. We didn’t have to be at the venue until 5 pm, so we went to this really nice mall. Parked the van in the parking lot, went inside ate, browsed the mall, was just wasting time till we could load into the venue. Came back out to the van and realized what happened. We immediately called the police and spoke to mall security. They look at the security footage and we clear as day watch the thieves break in to the van by smashing the locks at around 1pm.

Both the police and mall security said they know the people because they had stolen from the mall before. It was people from a gypsy camp nearby. Upon hearing that these thieves were familiar our hopes of recovering our gear rose. We go to the police station. After being at the police station about an hour and filing the report we ask if they’ve sent anyone to go to the gypsy camp and they hadn’t, so we begged them to do that. They sent a few officers, About 40 minutes later they sent a few more and said their boss was talking to the “gypsy boss.”

About an hour later all of the cops come back, and inform us ” they have nothing, we cannot help you.” Even though they knew the suspects, we can all see the people on film that stole everything from us, no-one was arrested, and nothing was recovered. The police would not let us go to the camp with them. So, there is literally nothing we can do about it, the police gave us the police report, and sent us on our way. We were lucky enough that the thieves did a quick run through and left small things, and our passports. But the main damage was done with 100% of our luggage, and electronic gear being taken.

This will be incredibly difficult to recover from. Cody and I both make 100% of our living on the computers that were stolen. Not only did we lose our computers but we lost irreplaceable files and the past 9 years of my life’s work gone, potentially damaging The Browning forever.

However bad it is financially, we won’t let that happen. I will do my best and be hard at work to recreate these songs from scratch once I can afford to get a new computer. I will not let some scumbags take the Browning from us, or our fans.

We have set up a Gofundme. We have never asked for our fans help because it should only be done when completely necessary, and to be completely honest, we NEED your help. The Browning will not let bad things that happen slow us down. It fuels our fire and forces us to push on. We cannot express the gratitude we have for any fan that supports us in any way past, present, and in the future. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any amount of help even if it’s just moral support helps a ton at times like this. Thanks everyone!

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The Browning Announce “Living In The Fallout” Tour With The Last Ten Seconds Of Life & Blessing A Curse

The Browning have announced a U.S. tour with The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, and Blessing A Curse. Check out the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

03/21 Crest Hill, IL – Bada Brew
03/22 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
03/23 Peoria, IL – Rail II
03/24 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
03/25 Grand Prairie, TX – So What!? Music Festival
03/26 Houston, TX – Acadia Bar
03/27 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
03/28 Lubbock, TX – Backstage
03/29 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
03/30 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
03/31 San Diego, CA – TBA
04/01 Upland, CA – Gideon’s Hall
04/02 Gilroy, CA – The District
04/03 Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX
04/04 Vancouver, BC – 333
04/06 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
04/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Loading Dock
04/09 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theatre
04/10 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
04/13 Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
04/14 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
04/15 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots

The Browning Announce 2017 European Tour With It Lies Within & Blessing A Curse

The Browning have announced a headlining European tour with It Lies Within and Blessing A Curse. UK dates will soon be added to the trek as well.

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Tour Dates:

02/02 Nuremberg, GER – Z-Bau
02/03 Dresden, GER – Konk
02/04 Berlin, GER – Drop The Bomb
02/05 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
02/06 Prague, CZE – Chapeau Rouge
02/07 Koblenz, GER – Circus Maximus
02/08 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/09 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
02/10 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
02/11 Cologne, GER – MTC
02/12 Zurich, SWI – Werk 21
02/13 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
02/14 Munich, GER – backstage
02/15 Modena, ITA – Ekidna
02/16 Milan, ITA – Circolo Svolta
02/17 Nice, FRA – Le Rats
02/18 Barcelona, SPA – TBA
02/19 Valentcia, SPA – Agora Live
02/20 Madrid, SPA – Lemon
02/22 Porto, POR – Cave 45
02/23 Cascais, POR – Stairway
02/25 Loule, POR – Bafo De Baco

The Browning Premiere “Disconnect” Music Video Feat. Frankie Palmeri (Emmure)

The Browning have premiered a new video for their song “Disconnect,” via Alternative Press. This song features guest vicals from Frankie Palmeri (Emmure), and will be on the band’s new album, “Isolation,” which will be released on June 24.

Jonny McBee said the following:

“‘Disconnect‘ is the song I’m most excited about off of Isolation. We bring back some old school Browning roots and have Frankie from Emmure do a guest rap section that he killed. This, lyrically, is exactly how I feel about the world and social media right now. Social media is ruining humanity. I can’t wait for the world to hear this song because it is a highlight from Isolation and means a lot to me personally.”