Posted in metal | music | tour dates on May 19, 2010

by BBG

Torche at Beerland during SXSW (more here)

After their recent van robbery in Chicago, Hydra Head Records said that, "Torche is already sorting out potential DIY gigs in the states...tentatively for Vermont, Providence, and Wilkes-Barre, PA". Add NYC to that list. Torche have scheduled a benefit show on May 25th show at The Charleston in Brooklyn with Tournament and Passive Aggressor! The band plays Rumsey Playfield with Coheed & Cambria the next day (5/26, tickets) and previously had 5/25 listed as a day off.

All dates, their recently-released video for "King Beef", and the full list of items missing from their van, below...

Torche - "King Beef"

After our Chicago show at the Congress Theater on May 14 between 1:30AM and 4:00AM our van was broken into while parked in front of Goethe Elementary and a bunch of equipment was stolen. Items taken include music equipment, personal items/luggage, band/personal checkbook, cameras, laptop, and passports.

The following items were taken:

Custom Electrical Guitar Company bass w/hardcase #220 (pic)
First Act custom bass w/hardcase serial number # JN-0901002(pic)
Black Gibson Custom Les Paul w/SKB hardcase (has chip on the top L side of headstock, visible neck repair on top side of the neck, may have missing paint opposite vol and tone knobs if sticker was removed). Custom woodfinish guitar w/hardcase (pic)
Acoustic 370 Bass Head
2 x SKB PS25 pedal boards
2 x Boss tuning pedals
MXR Phase 90
Boss DD5 pedal
Boss guitar EQ pedal
Custom 3 way amp selector (metallic blue)
Fulltone OCD pedal
Aguilar Tone Hammer pedal
Boss Bass EQ pedal
Shure Beta 57
Misc Mogami, Monster, and George L's cable
Suitcase style 7 space guitar stand
Black iPod Touch
Black Compaq Presario laptop
Nikon Blue Coolpix camera
Sony CyberShot camera
Garmin 205W GPS
Black Luggage containing: tubes, guitar strings, instrument cables, speaker cables, tuning pegs, surge protectors.

If you know anyone in the Chicago area we'd appreciate any help in spreading the word.


And again, donations can be paypal'd to

5/17 Boston, MA @ House of Blues w/ Coheed And Cambria & Circa Survive
5/18 Winooski, VT @ Monkey House w/ The Sight Below, Painted Manes, Burrows
5/19 Boston, MA @ House Show (TBA) w/ Sewer Goddess, Riff Cannon, Elder
5/20 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis w/ TBA
5/21 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory w/ Coheed And Cambria & Circa Survive
5/22 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory w/ Coheed And Cambria & Circa Survive
5/23 Baltimore, MD @ Barclay House w/ Heaviness Of The Load, Bad Biology, 1994, Letsss
5/24 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Cannabis Corpse
5/25 Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston
5/26 New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield w/ Coheed And Cambria & Circa Survive
5/27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Coheed And Cambria & Circa Survive
5/28 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Coheed And Cambria & Circa Survive
5/29 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues w/ Coheed And Cambria & Circa Survive
5/31 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile w/ Human Smoke, Kill Your Brain



Comments (16)

stupid choice of a venue. move it somewhere slightly larger so more than 40 people can enjoy it.

Posted by JT | May 19, 2010 11:14 AM

The choice was obviously made so they don't have to pay out some venue, they are trying to make money back to pay for stolen gear. Also, basement shows are fun.

Posted by ATJT | May 19, 2010 11:17 AM

Oh, I know the details sir. My theory involves a larger playable area that would not charge them (Lulus, Shea Stadium, Death By Audio, etc) and more people could donate to their cause. Yes, basement shows are fun for certain bands but with Torche I think I'd rather have some breathing room to fist pump and enjoy myself.

Posted by JT | May 19, 2010 12:06 PM

Lulus? The sound is kinda terrible there, I think that would be a worse situation. DBA is booked that day.
Dunno about shea stadium. Whatever. Show is gonna be awesome.

Posted by @JT | May 19, 2010 12:20 PM

Are there actually going to be tickets for the show or is it first come/get lucky?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 3:14 PM

I've never been to a show at the charleston that sold physical tickets so, the latter.

Posted by bobby briggs | May 19, 2010 4:09 PM

That's because big(ish) bands don't usually play the Charleston.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 4:14 PM

Hence why I asked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 4:27 PM

We've come full circle.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 4:44 PM

That show is gonna be Rorschach packed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 8:53 PM

That show is gonna be fudge packed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 11:39 PM

That show is gonna be Rorschach packed.

Posted by شات كتابي | October 1, 2010 2:40 PM

Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were really good albums. Got them when they came out, still throw them on at times and think they're great. It saddens me when I hear bands from that era when I was a teenager and hear their new stuff and it's so clear how they've lost it, they sound desperate to recapture a sound/magic that they haven't had in 15 years (holy shit).... And then I realize that is not unlike a lot of us.

Posted by منتديات | January 22, 2011 8:30 AM

I hate to hear that their stuff was stolen. I hope that they had it insured. Stupid thief should steel from rich guys, not from indie bands.

Posted by dickthompson | February 20, 2011 7:32 AM

I really hope Torch will start touring Europe soon, so we can enjoy this excellent sound here as well.

Posted by Jim | May 8, 2011 7:17 AM

I hope they had some cool shows and made some decent money to get new gear. Can't imagine how lame that would be to get your stuff ripped off on tour. Losing guitars is the absolute worse thing.

Posted by planking | May 31, 2011 10:40 PM

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