Delorean have spoken about their recent kidnapping incident in Mexico.
Central America may have a reputation for criminality, but - in the main - the area has proved to be stable of late, with more and more bands able to tour the region safely. Sadly, Spanish group Delorean underwent a terrifying experience during a recent run of Mexican dates.
Receiving a threatening phone call at their hotel, the group were kept virtual hostages for over a day. Continually facing menacing, unsettling behaviour, the incident left Delorean shake and forced the group to cancel the tour.
In a statement, Delorean opened up about the events, before pleading for privacy. (via Pitchfork)
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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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