POSTED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:04am
LOS ANGELES - CNN — A van loaded with keyboards, guitars, amps and drums used by the 1980s band A Flock of Seagulls was stolen from a southern California hotel over the weekend, police said.
The group parked the van in front of a Downey, California, hotel after their Saturday night gig, according to their representative.
"Yes, it's all true," lead singer Mike Score told CNN. "The van had all our equipment -- synths, guitars, drums, electronics, clothing -- but most importantly the hard drives containing the files for my new album, which was just about ready to go."
Score placed the "quite conservative" value of $70,000 on the stolen hard drive that contained his solo album.
Score, a co-founder of the English New Wave group, is the only original member still touring.
Their biggest hit was "I Ran (So Far Away)" in 1982.