Spanish indie-pop outfit Delorean were victims of a “virtual kidnapping” in Mexico City over the weekend. As chronicled yesterday, under the assumption of a security issue, the band members were moved to a new hotel, where they were greeted by captors who held them against their will and called their respective family members, demanding ransom in exchange for their freedom. Now safe, Delorean have issued a statement addressing the terrifying ordeal:
On Monday morning October 7th we received a phone call at our hotel room in Mexico City from a person posing as a hotel security officer. We were informed that there was a security threat at the hotel.
What followed for the next 30 hours was an experience where the threat of death was real due to the psychological manipulation inflicted on us by our kidnappers. Thanks to the fantastic work of the National Police in Spain, Ertzantza , Interpol and the Federal Police in Mexico, we were successfully rescued yesterday morning.
While it would be convenient to blame Mexico, that would not be sound. This could have occurred anywhere in the world. Our hope is that this situation will bring attention to the abuse that we were subjected to by our kidnappers, so that other travelers do not fall victim in the future.
This has been extremely difficult for us and our families. At this time we have no further comment and we ask that you respect our privacy so that we can return to normality in our lives.
This evening, the band will launch a North American tour. Update: Understandably, the launch of band’s North American tour has been postponed until October 14th. Someone buy them a drink.
Delorean 2013 Tour Dates:
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos 10/10 – Portland, OR @ Branx 10/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
10/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/16 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
10/18 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
10/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/23 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/26 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
10/27 – Atlanta., GA @ Masquerade
10/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
10/31 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
11/04 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
11/05 – Dallas, TX @ Dada
11/06 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
11/12 – El Paso, TX @ Low Brow Palace
11/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room