Torche Plan To Call It Quits Following The Departure Of Steve Brooks

Torche’s Steve Brooks has revealed that the band will be calling it quits following their tour with Meshuggah, Converge, and In Flames. This news comes after the vocalist/guitarist previously said that he was planning to exit the group after the aforementioned trek.

Brooks said the following about the band’s demise in a past Instagram comment that recently resurfaced:

“True. We’re done. Only plan on reissuing out of print records some day.”

He also added the following in a separate comment:

“I had adventures in this band I wouldn’t have experienced otherwise and made many friends through touring. At this point, I live in rural Oregon Coast and everyone else is in Miami. It’s a mission travelling across country to be crammed in a van for a month, worrying about money to cover all these expenses, possible theft, health/safety and depending on others to take care of our responsibilities at home is too much. The only enjoyable moments for me is onstage (30-80 minutes.) Come see us, if you can.”

Despite the impending breakup, the band recently released a new song tilted “It Never Began.”

[via The PRP]

Torche Drummer Rick Smith To Sit In On “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

Torche’s Rick Smith will be sitting in with the 8G Band on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” this month. You can catch the drummer on September 13-15.

Torche Frontman Steve Brooks To Exit The Band Following Upcoming Tour

Torche frontman Steve Brooks has revealed that he will be exiting the band following their upcoming tour with Meshuggah, Converge, and In Flames. He said the following:

“We’re a few months away from the last tour I’m doing with Torche. We’ve been so very lucky and went far beyond what I imagined. I just don’t have it in me to keep this going living on opposite sides of the country. Much love to my band members and everyone that supported us these 18 years! See y’all this Sept/Oct ✌️❤️”

Converge & In Flames Added To Meshuggah & Torche’s Fall U.S. Tour

Converge and In Flames have been added to select dates of Meshuggah and Torche’s upcoming U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

With Converge:

09/16 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/18 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09/20 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
09/21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (Meshuggah only)
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/25 Columbus, OH – Express Live
09/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/28 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
09/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
09/30 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live

With In Flames:

10/02 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/08 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Meshuggah Announce Rescheduled Dates For U.S. Tour With Torche, Converge Drop Off The Trek

Meshuggah have postponed their U.S. tour. The trek will now take place in fall 2022 with Torche still set to open. Unfortunately, Converge will no longer be joining them.

Tour Dates:

09/16 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/18 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09/20 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/25 Columbus, OH – Express Live
09/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/28 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
09/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
09/30 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
10/02 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
10/08 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Meshuggah commented:

“We regret to inform that Meshuggah will have to reschedule their U.S. headline tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022.

While the ongoing pandemic has been throwing various curve balls on us all the past year, ultimately delaying the completion of the upcoming Meshuggah studio album – there are other concerns that have forced us to make this unfortunate decision. Determining factor is the need to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members who is currently undergoing medical treatment related to a skin condition on his hands, hindering him from rehearsals and from all in all playing his instrument.

While we are optimistic for his future recovery we know it will not be possible for him and the band to be ready to perform already in February 2022.

With these shows now moving, Converge will unfortunately no longer be able to do the tour. However we are grateful that Torche will still be performing with us. Another special guest to replace Converge and to complete the bill is to be announced.

Tickets will remain valid from the original dates, please contact your ticket provider with any queries.”

Meshuggah Announce 2022 U.S. Tour With Converge & Torche

Meshuggah have announced a headlining U.S. tour. The band will also be joined by Converge and Torche.

Tour Dates:

02/23 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/24 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
02/25 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
02/26 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/01 Columbus, OH – Express Live
03/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
03/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
03/05 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
03/06 Chicago, IL – Radius
03/08 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
03/10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
03/11 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
03/12 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
03/13 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
03/16 Dallas, TX – TBA
03/17 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
03/19 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/20 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Torche To Release “Live At Chicago Music Exchange” This Week

Torche will be releasing a new live EP titled “Live At Chicago Music Exchange“ tomorrow (July 3) via Bandcamp. The group commented:

“Last year one of our favorite sessions took place at Chicago Music Exchange. Tomorrow we’ll be releasing the audio from this session exclusively on Bandcamp when they will once again waive their share of revenue. You can watch the session on CME’s YouTube channel.”

Torche Release “Part Time Punks” Radio Session

Torche have digitally released a “Part Time Punks” radio session that they recorded on October 31, 2019 for KXLU 88.9FM. The band commented:

“During our tour in the fall of 2019 we recorded this four song session for the Part Time Punks radio show on KXLU 88.9FM in Los Angeles. Just last week our current tour in Europe with Russian Circles was cancelled due to COVID-19 and like many other musicians we are now faced with staggering losses to try and recoup. We are putting all the proceeds from the sales of this session, available exclusively here on Bandcamp, toward the tour expenses and losses we need to cover and replace. You can purchase this at any price point you see fit, any and all support helps and we’re so grateful for everyone who buys this.”