Cafe Tacvba Still Performed In Cancun Just 48 Hours After Being Attacked And Robbed On A Highway In Mexico

Mexican rock band Café Tacvba was robbed of its instruments, consoles, and gear on last Thursday morning on a highway in Mexico. According to reports, the robbery left two of their crew members “brutally beaten” as the group was on route to a show in Cancun, Mexico. The robbery took place in a section of a highway connecting the cities of Puebla and Veracruz, which had been plagued by robberies and assaults on cargo trucks.

Café Tacvba took to social media to let fans know about the robbery.

Credit: @cafetacvba / Twitter

According to a press release released on their Twitter, unidentified assailants left two crew members “brutally beaten and kidnapped for a while.”

“Our instruments and equipment, indispensable for any Café Tacvba show, were STOLEN,” the group said. The unidentified assailants stole the group’s equipment truck that would later be found emptied of its content, abandoned on the side of the highway.

The violent attack occurred as the Mexican government announced earlier this month that they will be focusing on preventing similar attacks. The protection of key interstate highways, which have experienced regular robberies, will be one of the main priorities of a newly formed national guard.

The group is working with local authorities to recover some of the stolen gear.

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While there is no update on the status of the stolen gear, the group is currently working with local authorities. Mexico has seen its share of violent crime in recent years that has been fueled by violent drug cartels and political corruption.

Fans of the group took to social media to show support after news broke about the robbery.

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The Grammy-award winning group, which formed three decades ago, is widely beloved for their fusion of rock with traditional Mexican folk music.
They are also one of Mexico’s most well-known and successful rock bands. The band has enjoyed significant success in the United States with their unique and exciting sound.

The outpour of support for the music group has caught the attention of fellow musicians.

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“Let’s help our friends of @cafetacvba recover their instruments,” singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas tweeted to her followers.

Despite the attack, the duo still performed their Saturday show in Cancun. That is true testament to the groups devotion for their fans despite having to deal with a terrible ordeal less that 48 hours earlier.

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