Tuesday, 13 January 2015



Jan. 13, 2015, Philadelphia – Torche have announced a headlining tour in support of their forthcoming album, Restarter (Feb. 24, Relapse), which brings label mates Nothing out as support and kicks off on March 6 at The Masquerade in Atlanta.

Tour dates are:

March 6  Atlanta, GA   The Masquerade
March 7  Birmingham, AL   The Bottletree
March 8  Baton Rouge, LA   Spanish Moon
March 9  Houston, TX   Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
March 10  Austin, TX   Red 7
March 11  Dallas, TX   Club Dada #
March 12  Memphis, TN   The Hi-Tone
March 13  St. Louis, MO   The Firebird
March 14  Chicago, IL   Empty Bottle
March 15  Milwaukee, WI   The Cactus Club
March 17  Cleveland, OH  The Grog Shop
March 18  Grand Rapids, MI   The Pyramid Scheme
March 20  Detroit, MI   The Pike Room
March 21  Toronto, ON   Lee’s Palace
March 22  Montreal, QC   Bar Le Ritz
March 23  Buffalo, NY   Mohawk Place
March 25  Boston, MA   Great Scott
March 26  Brooklyn, NY   St. Vitus
March 27  Philadelphia, PA   Underground Arts
March 28  Richmond, VA   Strange Matters #
March 29  Washington, DC   DC 9#

Nothing opens except where noted by a #

Previously announced shows:

Dates from Jan. 16 to 21 with Municipal Waste

January 16     Winston-Salem, NC     Ziggy’s
January 17     Wilmington, NC     Ziggy’s by the Sea
January 18     Tallahassee, FL     Pug’s Live
January 19     Gainesville, FL     The Atlantic
January 20     Ybor City, FL     Crowbar
January 21     Miami, FL     Grand Central

May 2     Leipzig, DE     Taubchental
May 3     Wroclaw, PL     Asymmetry Festival
May 4     Prague, CZ     007
May 5     Munich, DE     Ampere
May 6     Milan, IT     Lo Fi Club
May 8     Barcelona, SP     Rocksound
May 9     Madrid, SP     Boute Live!
May 10     Lisbon, PT     Musicbox
May 11     Bilbao, SP     Kafe Antzokia
May 13     Zurich, SZ     Dynamo
May 14     Wiesbaden, DE     Schlachthoff
May 15     Cologne, DE     Underground
May 16     Berlin, DE     Hafenklang
May 18     Nijmegen, NL     Merelyn
May 19     Haarlem, NL     Patronaat
May 20     Paris, FR     Glazart
May 21     Antwerp, BE     Kavka
May 22     London, UK     Underworld *
May 23     Leeds, UK     Belgrave Social Club *
May 24     Galway, IR     Roisin Dubh
May 25     Cork, IR     Craine Lane
May 26     Dublin, IR     Grand Social
May 27     Belfast, IR     The Limelight
May 28     Glasgow, UK     CCA **
May 29     Manchester, UK     Sound Control **
May 30     Bristol, UK     Temples Festival
May 31     Nimes, FR     This is Not a Love Song
June 1     Nantes, FR     Le Ferrailleur

* - w/Part Chimp and Henry Blacker
** - w/Kings and Henry Blacker

The Southeastern quartet have shared two new songs from the forthcoming album: “Minions” (https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/torche-minions/s-8JCbr), a track Stereogum described as “a towering, walloping steamroller of a song” and “Annihilation Affair” (https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/torche-annihilation-affair) which Spin dubbed “a thundering single” and went on to describe as  featuring “pulverizing eardrums with screeching, sludgy guitars, head-pounding percussion, and gut-wrenchingly aggressive vocals.”

Restarter will be released on CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette/Digital, with pre-orders available now with songs “Harmonslaught” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mantasy,” will be included on deluxe editions.  Digital pre-orders offer an instant download of “Annihilation Affair” and “Minions” (http://geni.us/RestarterDLX), Bandcamp (www.torche.bandcamp.com) and physically via Relapse (http://www.relapse.com/torche-restarter).

Source: SpeakEasy PR.

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