NewsNovember 7, 2023 1:01 PM ET2,190 views

Capra stranded in Texas due to broken down van

Capra

Zack Guidry

Capra, the rising metal band from Louisiana, have found themselves in a difficult situation as their van broke down last week, leaving them stranded in Texas.

The band's tour was initially disrupted when their van broke down near San Angelo, Texas, causing them to miss a show in Albuquerque, NM. However, the band managed to secure a rental vehicle to make it to San Diego, CA for the Dia De Los Deftones festival.

After spending a considerable amount on repairs and failing to identify the root cause of the mechanical issues, the band ultimately opted to rent a van and continue their journey to San Diego, leaving their broken-down van behind in Texas. 

Capra Rental Van

After the festival, the band was forced to cancel another show in El Paso and return to San Angelo to check on the van, which was still not fixed when they arrived. As they await the arrival of more parts for their van, they now find themselves stranded in the city. They encountered difficulties with hotel accommodations as well, with a confirmed booking being switched to a later date, forcing the band to search for alternative options.

In light of these circumstances, Capra has made an appeal for support. Although hesitant to ask for assistance, the band realizes the importance of getting back on the road, so the group is asking fans to buy merch and support in any way they can.

The band shared:

As many of you know, our van broke down last Thursday in San Angelo after our show in San Antonio. We spent the morning trying to figure out a way to get it fixed before our next show in Albuquerque, NM which turned into the entire day causing us to miss the show anyway. After hundreds spent on new parts, the mechanics couldn't figure out what was wrong. We had the decision of either renting a car or having the van towed home with us. We rented a vehicle, packed everything we could, left the van in Texas and drove 18 hours straight to San Diego. It would have crushed us to miss one of the biggest opportunies we've been given - and we didn't. We made it and it was one of the greatest days of our lives. Everything that has surrounded that day has been a bit of a nightmare. Due to the rental / mechanic situation, we had to cancel our show in El Paso as well and drive the 18 hours back to San Angelo, TX. We got here not long ago and the van is still not fixed. They've ordered more parts that will be here tomorrow afternoon leaving us stuck here until Wednesday at least. The hotel we got confirmed and then switched our dates to later this month causing us to walk around the area asking if anyone had vacancy. We are now in apparently the last remaining room in the city and I can't deny that we didn't sell our soul for it. We are stranded but safe. Over the next few months we'll be in need of a new van and we refuse to ask for handouts. We hate asking for help, but have reached a point where it's imperative. All we have currently to offer is the merch up on our Bandcamp. Please don't feel obligated to do the pay more option, but if you feel like donating and getting some merch, we are deeply appreciative. For those that have this run of merch, I'll leave our PayPal and venmo but I promise you I'm going to give you something if not in the mail, in person. Somehow it won't be for nothing. Thank you all for being with us. Thank you all for the support. We do this because we love it, we love you, and we love being on the road - when we're not stuck in the middle of nowhere.
Bandcamp:
https://capraband.bandcamp.com/merch
Venmo: CapraHxc
PayPal: Caprabandla@gmail.com
Zelle: Caprabandla@gmail.com
Until we meet again. - Capra

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anonymous 219 days ago

CrapraGOO

anonymous 219 days ago

good

anonymous 219 days ago

1) WHO? 2) Should've rented an insured van in the first place. It's 2023, you don't need to tour in a utility van with 200k miles bought off Craigslist for $450.

anonymous 219 days ago

At least they are asking people to buy merch instead of gfm since they are too bad with money to have credit cards that aren't maxed out so they cant get themselves out of a jam

anonymous 219 days ago

gofundme

anonymous 219 days ago

They rented a Jeep Wagoneer? They may be bad at budgeting money.

Bortslob 219 days ago

Thank Biden

anonymous 219 days ago

LMAO all these stories about bands with broken down beater vans and these nobodies get the most press, as if their CDs aren't wound toward the bargain bin in a few years anyways.

anonymous 219 days ago

Crapra

anonymous 219 days ago

need update on fat guy with pride shirt.

anonymous 219 days ago

Tour in a van for a living they say. Its cool and fun they say.

anonymous 219 days ago

Get jobs. Bunch of f*cking retards.

anonymous 219 days ago

Easy solution.......just do fly dates on the weekend. Maybe do the Steve Pearcy and Gare Cherone rib circuit. See what your agent can do. Couldn't hurt.

anonymous 219 days ago

Oh wow! Welcome to the trials every start up band since the beginning of recording history you f*cking crybabies

anonymous 219 days ago

..you'd think I worked for lambgoat the way I hit enter without proofreading. "Welcome to the trials of every start up band since the beginning of recorded history you f*cking crybabies"

rick____tocchet 219 days ago

Jeeps are just piece of shit Chryslers, terrible car company. Toyota or a new van if you are on the road.

anonymous 219 days ago

Easy solution.......just do fly dates on the weekend. Maybe do the Steve Pearcy and Gare Cherone rib circuit. See what your agent can do. Couldn't hurt. ^ LOL. Bobby Blotzer here. Does that girl need a place to crash? And I don't mean cymbals.

anonymous 219 days ago

Take note: Pit Recording Studio Zulu Koanashi Etc… Stop begging for gofundme money

anonymous 219 days ago

But were they våxxed and boosted?!

anonymous 219 days ago

Any update on fat woke guy?

anonymous 219 days ago

give up. I've been on plenty of tours with mechanical problems. Most were caused by the same shitty musicians in the band. welcome to the new world order (of begging)

anonymous 219 days ago

Make sure your van has low miles or a new/rebuilt transmission because that is what gets these bands stranded. Go on ebay or amazon and keep a spare alternator with you. Keep an extra battery and buy a mobile charging station so 7 dudes charging iphones 24/7 doesn't have to strain the above. Get AAA which is next to nothing, keep a full size spare tire with you, etc

anonymous 219 days ago

Good too see the classic bunch of losers taking a break from their full day of jerking off made it to this comment section.

anonymous 219 days ago

Sorry, Capra - I only "donate" via OnlyFans. Start showing some cock or pussy or go beg elsewhere. Pro Touring Tip for 2024: When your band finds itself in a financial direction strait, as many have on this website. Your best option for those bands with a female member, is to jump in your van (or rent a new one), have all male members buckle up for safety, have your female member(s) not buckle up, and designate one bandmates as driver to seek out the closest 18-wheeler. Accelerate to between 25-50 mph and plow into the back end of said 18-wheeler. Have any of the male members create a band GoFundMe, and wait for the windfall to pour in. Also, consider it a solid $50 investment to have a once per month new article appear here on Lambgoat for added sympathy and directions on where readers can donate.

anonymous 219 days ago

the capra demon wasn't even that difficult

anonymous 219 days ago

Easy solution.......just do fly dates on the weekend. Maybe do the Steve Pearcy and Gare Cherone rib circuit. See what your agent can do. Couldn't hurt. ^ LOL. Bobby Blotzer here. Does that girl need a place to crash? And I don't mean cymbals. ^^^^^^^ Thank you. I'll be here all week. Blotz made more money with his carpet cleaning business in a week than Code Orange and their MGR do in a year! Ratt N Roll baby! Real Jobs!!!!!

anonymous 219 days ago

Sucks because she's actually hot.

anonymous 219 days ago

Where's the worst bands in the last 30 years guy?

anonymous 219 days ago

Hopefully the fat woke guy is okay.

anonymous 219 days ago

30 worst bands of last 30 years (three have been covered here in last 24 hours - Gel * Tsunami Drain Scowl Zulu Soul Glo Slow Pulse Callous Daoboys Spy Candy Show me the Body Omerta Inclination Escuela Grind Chat Pile Fleshwater Year of the Knife Dying Wish * Seeyouspacecowboy Capra * MSPAINT Speed Incendiary Militaire Gun Vctms Soul Blind Koyo Pain of Truth One Step Closer Angel Dust

anonymous 219 days ago

No fat woke guy, no care ever

anonymous 219 days ago

How long does it take some hick f*cktard to fix a van? I know Texas is dumber than piss but cmon now

anonymous 218 days ago

^ seriously, worthless state. right up there with florida.

anonymous 218 days ago

and both still well above the shit heap of hypodermic needles, illegals and bums known as california.

anonymous 218 days ago

Probably got the smoke show from a bunch of illegals about which parts and labor were needed so the bill could be padded.

anonymous 218 days ago

who the f*ck is this guy? Dude, are you serious? You must work at walmart or Target. Those are not feasible solutions - not are they remotely accurate. Make sure your van has low miles or a new/rebuilt transmission because that is what gets these bands stranded. Go on ebay or amazon and keep a spare alternator with you. Keep an extra battery and buy a mobile charging station so 7 dudes charging iphones 24/7 doesn't have to strain the above. Get AAA which is next to nothing, keep a full size spare tire with you, etc


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