by BBG

Steve of Torche, riding the (fat) waves (more by Justina Villanueva)

Over the coming weeks, we'll be announcing details of some of our (many) day & night shows happening in Austin during SXSW this year. Emo's on March 17th is the first of these shows, and mark my words, it will be utter pandemonium. Proof? The first announcement of more than twelve bands slated for the free gig is Torche. Stay tuned for more announcements, but until then, save the date.

Later that night we move over to Club DeVille for an official showcase featuring Serena Maneesh, Califone and more TBA. Then on Friday, we've also just revealed, that we'll be hanging out at Club DeVille again for another day party with Lucero and many more TBA there too.

The Wednesday BV Day Party is one of a handful of Austin dates for Torche before the band takes a breather, only to reignite for a string of dates with Coheed & Cambria and Circa Survive that include May 26th at Rumsey Playfield (aka Central Park Summerstage). Ticket info is forthcoming.

In related news, Torche will team up with Boris to domestically release Chapter Ahead Of Being Fake for Hydrahead. No word on an exact release date. Torche's Steve Brooks is getting his old band Floor back together. Robotic Empire will release a mega-mega-mega boxset for the band. Preorder it here.

A new-ish video for "King Beef" and full Torche dates are below.

Torche - "King Beef"

03/12/10 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
03/13/10 Elkton, FL @ St. Johns County Fairgrounds (Harvest of Hope Fest)
03/14/10 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's
03/16/10 New Orleans, LA @ The Den w/ Nebula, Margot, Carusella
03/17/10 Austin, TX @ Emo's (Brooklyn Vegan Day Party)
03/18/10 Austin, TX @ Emo's (The Agency Group Showcase @ SXSW)
03/18/10 Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ Fucked Up, Moment Trigger
03/19/10 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
03/20/10 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe w/ Legion
03/21/10 Atlanta, GA @ EARL w/ Wizard Smoke, Irreversible
04/22/10 Charlotte , NC. @ The Fillmore Charlotte*
04/23/10 Atlanta , GA. @ Tabernacle*
04/24/10 Lake Buena Vista , FL. @ House of Blues (Orlando)*
04/25/10 Lauderdale , FL. @ Revolution*
04/27/10 Houston , TX. @ Warehouse Live*
04/28/10 Austin , TX. @ Stubb's BBQ*
04/29/10 Dallas , TX. @ Palladium Ballroom*
04/30/10 Tulsa , OK. @ Cain's Ballroom*
05/01/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*
05/03/10 Tempe , AZ. @ Marquee Theatre*
05/04/10 Pomona , CA. @ The Fox Theatre*
05/05/10 San Francisco , CA. @ The Warfield*
05/07/10 Portland , OR. @ Roseland Theater*
05/08/10 Seattle , WA. @ Showbox SoDo*
05/10/10 Murray , UT. @ Murray Theater*
05/11/10 Denver , CO. @ Ogden Theatre*
05/13/10 Minneapolis , MN. @ First Avenue*
05/14/10 Chicago , IL. @ Congress Theatre*
05/15/10 Royal Oak , MI. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre*
05/17/10 Boston , MA. @ House of Blues*
05/18/10 @ Montreal , QC. Metropolis*
05/19/10 Toronto , ON. @ The Sound Academy*
05/22/10 Philadelphia , PA. @ The Electric Factory*
05/26/10 New York , NY. @ Rumsey Playfield*
05/27/10 Washington , DC. @ 9:30 Club*
05/28/10 Washington , DC. @ 9:30 Club*
07/31/10 Chicago , IL. @ Subterranean*

* w/ Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive

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