A guitar belonging to a musician who played the Chicago Theatre Friday night was stolen from the band’s tour bus parked outside.
Heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde was performing with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, a tribute band dedicated to the music of the legendary guitarist, when his guitar and a leather vest were stolen from the bus, according to Wylde’s social media accounts.
A Chicago Police Department spokesman confirmed the theft from the 100 block of North State Street.
“This Les Paul went missing last night in #Chicago if you know its whereabouts please message @ZakkWyldeBLS ASAP” was posted to the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Twitter account on Saturday.
Along with the post was a photo of Wylde with the guitar, which has a distinctive pattern of blue concentric circles.
Wylde, who toured with Ozzy Osbourne for 20 years before founding metal band Blake Label Society, plays multiple guitars with the bull’s-eye design.
Wylde posted on his Instagram account that the “Pelham Blue” guitar, without a case, was stolen at 10:11 p.m. Fans wrote in the comments section that they were mobilizing to search pawnshops for the guitar.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience left Chicago and was playing in Ames, Ia. ,Saturday night.