A Whisper In The Noise, the support band on Arab Strap's current tour of the US, were attacked two nights ago at the Seattle leg of the tour.
The pair played the Neumos in Seattle on March 28th, but as AWITN were packing away their gear, they were approached by two men, who were reportedly drunk or drugged. Arab Strap had just left the venue when the men tried to steal equipment from AWITN and break their way into their van. When prevented from doing so, one attacker punched the band's tour manager, knocking out his front teeth, while the other pulled a knife and attempted to slash the van's tyres. They fled before police arrived.
AWITN's tour manager commented: "They had a knife drawn and demanded equipment, then the other guy sucker-punched me. As they ran away they were shouting, 'Welcome to Seattle, motherfuckers!'"
Sounds like a regular evening in Glasgow to me. Anyway, should any US readers have any information whatsoever, they should call the Seattle Police Department on 206-684-4300. Ta.