TORCHE: Announces January US Headlining Dates
Florida stoner rockers TORCHE have just announced a new run of headlining US dates beginning this January! The tour is set to kick off just five weeks after the band’s month-long European headlining tour concludes this November. After having toured in Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Europe over the past year, TORCHE will now bring their unique brand of doom metal and hard rock to the US South for two weeks kicking off January 14, 2016. A complete listing of dates is available below.
TORCHE recently released Restarter, the band’s debut for Relapse Records and its best-selling album to date. The ten-song collection landed on multiple worldwide charts and was universally lauded by press outlets worldwide. Pitchfork called Restarter TORCHE‘s “most compelling record since Meanderthal,” and Entertainment Weekly dubbing the band “loud rock’s most adroit genre-benders.”
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Jan 14 Savannah, GA Jinx
Jan 15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade – Hell
Jan 16 Johnson City, TN The Hideaway
Jan 17 Chattanooga, TN JJ’s Bohemia
Jan 18 Memphis, TN The Hi-Tone
Jan 19 Birmingham, AL Saturn
Jan 20 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
Jan 21 Gainesville, FL The Wooly
Jan 22 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
Jan 23 Miami, FL Churchill’s Pub
Jan 24 Tampa, FL New World Brewery
TORCHE is a band consisting of four dudes playing the loudest and heaviest hard rock on the planet. Formed by vocalist and guitarist Steve Brooks in 2004 after the dissolution of cult sludge and stoner metal pioneers Floor, the group introduced the world to a refreshingly unique version of rock n’ roll flavored with stoner and sludgy sensibilities. Originally from Miami, Florida, but now peppered across the country, TORCHE have spent the last 10 years shattering eardrums and captivating crowds with their infectiously original compositions and soaring, harmonic vocals. Over the course of the band’s existence, TORCHE have released three critically acclaimed full-lengths as well as a series of EPs and splits with such revered labels as Hydra Head, Robotic Empire, Volcom, and Amensian. Their 2008 breakthrough Meanderthal was described by Pitchfork as “an absolutely killer rock record” and was declared the #1 album of the year by Decibel Magazine; 2012’s followup Harmonicraft was called “a true gamechanger” by the BBC and “a pure fountain of instant gratification” by Spin.
Despite the praised they’ve received for their recorded works, TORCHE are known even more for their tremendous live performance and have toured the world relentlessly with a diverse pool of acts including Clutch, Mogwai, Hot Water Music, The Sword, Isis, and many more. In early 2014, the band signed with renowned label Relapse Records, and self-recorded their fourth full-length record Restarter. Full of what the band describes as some of their “heaviest songs to date,” the record was produced by TORCHE guitarist Jonathan Nunez and mixed by Converge’s Kurt Ballou and was once again a masterful display of topnotch songwriting, this time pitting stomach- churning lower end against the band’s characteristically highflying vocals. TORCHE are here to prove that they are heavier, louder and more hummable than anyone else, and nobody dares to stand in their way.