Torche have reportedly parted ways with guitarist Andrew Elstner. According to THE PRP, Elstner posted the news on his personal Facebook, and the band have removed him from the members list on their Facebook.
Torche got into a van accident last night (April 28), while on their way to Salt Lack City, UT. Everyone is okay, and they still plan to play their show tonight.
The band posted the following:
“Attention Salt Lake City!!
Torche was in a crazy accident last night while en route to our hotel in Laramie. Everyone safe, but we hit ice, flipped the trailer, and banged up the back of the van.
No sleep till 7am after we dropped the trailer off at a repair shop, via tow truck.
A brisk four hours of sleep later, we picked up the trailer with a new wheel and have been hauling ass to Salt Lake, while trying to be as safe as possible with the shit weather out here. Zeus willing, we will arrive at or just before 9pm and will still be allowed to play. We will need it!”
Torche have announced some headlining shows around their tour with Kvelertak and Wild Throne. You can see the dates below.
04/08 Nashville, TN – The End (with Wild Throne)
04/09 Louisville, KY – Haymarket Whiskey Bar (with Wild Throne)
04/10 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
04/11 Buffalo, NY – The Studio @ Waiting Room (with Wild Throne)
04/18 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti (with Wild Throne)
05/07 San Diego, CA – The Hideout (with Wild Throne)
05/08 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Bar (with Wild Throne)
05/10 Austin, TX – Barracuda (with Wild Throne)
05/11 Dallas, TX – Three Links (with Wild Throne)
05/12 Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
05/13 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Torche have announced a 2016 U.S. headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Jeff Carey and Day Old Man:
01/14 Savannah, GA – Jinx
01/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell
01/16 Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
01/17 Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia
01/18 Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone
01/19 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
01/20 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
01/21 Gainesville, FL – The Wooly
01/22 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
01/23 Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
01/24 Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
Torche have premiered a new animated video for their song “Annihilation Affair” via Loudwire. This song is from the band’s latest album, Restarter, which was released on February 24, through Relapse Records.
Torche and Japanese rock band, Melt-Banana, will be teaming up for a North American co-headlining tour. The tour will take place throughout July and will conclude on August 1.
07/02 Portland, OR – Dante’s
07/03 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
07/04 Vancouver, BC – Venue
07/06 Edmonton, ON – Pawn Shop Live
07/07 Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT
07/08 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
07/10 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
07/11 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
07/13 Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
07/14 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
07/15 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
07/16 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
07/17 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
07/20 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
07/21 Columbus, MO – Rose Music Hall
07/22 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
07/24 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
07/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07/26 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
07/28 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
07/29 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
07/31 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
08/01 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse