Cult rockers Film School are hunting for all their equipment after their tour van was stolen yesterday morning (08MAR06). After playing a show in Philadelphia on Tuesday (07MAR06) night, the San Francisco-based band decided to check in at a local Comfort Inn for the night because it boasts a locked car park with an attendant. As the band members slept, a thief was able to break into their vehicle, saw through its steering wheel lock and drive the van out of the parking lot - even though a witness, possibly the attendant, called police while the robbery was in process. The thief escaped with the van, which was virtually brand new, and its contents, which included three expensive guitars, numerous amps, effects pedals, keyboards and drums. The seven remaining dates of Film School's US tour now hang in the balance.