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Published: 2013/10/09

Delorean Discusses Their Mexico Kidnapping

Spanish indie outfit Delorean were victims of a kidnapping during their trip to Mexico. Held against their will for nearly 30 hours on Monday, the band was successfully rescued yesterday morning. Understandably, the band cancelled several of their tour dates and will return to the stage October 14 when they play Minneapolis, MN’s 7th Street Entry.

The band took to Facebook to describe the 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.

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