Midnight in Alaska ready to rock Gladstone for last time
THIS band is ready for its grand finale in Gladstone.
And while they are ready to move on to new adventures - they will always cherish their past journey together.
One escapade they will never forget involves a trip to Rockhampton and $20,000 worth of stolen gear.
Brisbane-based band, Midnight in Alaska is a progressive metal band featuring five talented musicians.
Together the band has shared in many memories.
Now the band will most likely be sharing their last show with their Gladstone fans.
Guitarist Curtis Mitchell said as to why - it came down to a few aspects including not being on the same wavelength musically.
"Not to mention the same position in their lives to put in what is required to be in a full-time touring band, is a near impossible feat," he said.
"Especially when we already live so far away."
Curtis said they drove to Rockhampton in their van after the gig.
Staying at the History Hotel in the dead centre of town, the band, along with another touring group, enjoyed a night chillin' with mates.
Little did they know what would happen at 3am the next day.
"I went to the car about 8am to get some clothes from the van," Curtis said.
"And I was shocked - I was thinking, didn't we have a trailer?"
The band's trailer - full of expensive equipment, including a limited-edition guitar was gone.
Curtis said they've heard the stories about bands at gigs getting gear stolen, but little did they think it would happen to them on their first gig out of Brisbane.
"My first thought was trying to get security footage," Curtis said.
"Because right across the road is the club area."
Unfortunately the guitarist's plan was to no avail, but the group called the police who later located the gear, along with other items, in the Fitzroy River.
The boys found much of their lost items dumped, and to this day, have no idea who stole their $20,000 worth of gear.
"We talk about it and laugh about it now though," Curtis said.
Set to perform at Lurchmas, Midnight in Alaska are ready to rock the Gladstone Tennis Club for their last time as a unit.
Curtis said their experience as a band had given them appreciation for other bands and they welcome all of Gladstone to their gig tomorrow.
"Over the years we have achieved far more than any of us thought we ever would.
"We have toured the country… and travelled to the other side of the world (Sweden) to record our album.
"Personally I would love to do it again."
- WHAT: Lurchmas
- WHERE: Gladstone Tennis Club
- WHEN: Friday night from 6.30pm
- COST: Entry is $10.
- ALL AGE EVENT