It’s one theft that really blows.
Concert promoter Live Nation says it has identified the sticky-fingered Dennis Lloyd fan who stole the musician’s trumpet Sunday night at Vancouver’s Venue Nightclub.
Lloyd, an Israeli pop singer and multi-instrumentalist, posted surveillance footage of the trumpet theft on his Instagram account. In the video, a young man in the front row can be seen snagging the instrument off the stage and then leaving the area.
“He was having so much fun, singing every lyric to every single song. It breaks my heart to know that one of my own fans did this to me!!!! That’s why I only trust dogs,” Lloyd said in an Instagram post.
Lloyd, who was kicking off his Never Go Back Tour with a sold-out show at Venue, called it a sad ending to a wonderful night.
In a statement released Monday, Live Nation says it has identified two individuals responsible for the trumpet theft and they are being asked to return the instrument — in the condition it was taken in — before police get involved.
“Both individuals enjoyed the show directly in front of the stage and both the venue and the tour videographer have footage of the incident,” Live Nation said. “These individuals can return the stolen trumpet any time (Monday) to the Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville St.) before steps will be taken with law enforcement.”
Lloyd is scheduled to play a concert in Seattle on Wednesday, before heading to California for a show in San Francisco on April 11 and an appearance at the Coachella music festival April 14.
* Correction: An earlier version of this story said the theft occurred at the Commodore Ballroom.
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