E Street Band rocker Nils Lofgren’s prized guitars snatched by bandit in...

E Street Band rocker Nils Lofgren’s prized guitars snatched by bandit in Texas


A Texas thief showed no mercy to rocker Nils Lofgren, stealing four of the E Street Band member’s favorite guitars and his electric harp.

“I am devastated by this robbery,” the brilliant guitarist tweeted after the Thursday night theft. “These are my first shows out after a very difficult year.”

The instruments were swiped from a van parked outside a Holiday Inn Express in West Oak Cliff, Texas.

Lofgren came out the next morning to find three Takamine acoustic guitars, an electric Fender Stratocaster and the harp all missing.

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Lofgren said he would figure out a way to play a scheduled Friday night show in Dallas without the instruments.

An image of the Texas thief who swiped Lofgren’s instruments.

(Amy Aiello Lofgren via Twitter)

“It won’t be the show I was planning on,” he tweeted. “However I do plan on taking the roof off.”

The date at the Kessler Theater was the second on a solo tour for Lofgren, who joined Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band in 1984.

Support for Lofgren came from E Street bassist Garry Tallent, who wondered how anyone with a love of music could steal the instruments.

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“Musicians are supposed to honor other musicians,” tweeted Tallent. “This is a travesty.”