Torche Share “Minions”, US and Euro Tour Dates

Florida stoner/pop quartet Torche have released the lead single from their upcoming fourth record Restarter. “Minions” is a chugging, brooding, hypnotic beast of track that calls to mind some kind of mixture between grunge legends Alice In Chains, and stoner rock trend setters Kyuss. It’s a far cry from the upbeat fun nature of tracks like “Kicking” from their previous, quite awesome effort 2012’s Harmonicraft. The record is out on the 24th February in the UK via Relapse Records.

Restarter will be released on CD/LP/Deluxe 2xLP/Cassette/Digital, with pre-orders beginning Dec. 8. Two bonus tracks, “Harmonslaught” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Mantasy,” will be included on deluxe editions.

Torche Share "Minions", US and Euro Tour Dates

Torcheis also set to hit the road on December 27 with Clutch and Lionize, and will then join up from January 16 thru 21 with Municipal Waste for a brief tour. The band will also spend the month of May in Europe on another month-long endeavor, beginning May 2 in Leipzig. See below for a complete listing.

Dates from Dec. 27 to Jan. 10 with Clutch and Lionize:

December 27     Cincinnati, OH     Bogart’s
December 28     Cleveland, OH     House of Blues
December 29     Sayreville, NJ     Starland Ballroom
December 30     Philadelphia, PA     Electric Factory
December 31     Washington, DC     9:30 Club
January 3     Atlanta, GA     Center Stage
January 4     Lake Buena Vista, FL     House of Blues
January 6     New Orleans, LA     House of Blues
January 7     Houston, TX     House of Blues
January 8     Dallas, TX     House of Blues
January 9     Tulsa, OK     Cain’s Ballroom
January 10     Austin, TX     Emo’s

Dates from Jan. 16 to 21 with Municipal Waste:

January 16     Winston-Salem, NC     Ziggy’s
January 17     Wilmington, NC     Ziggy’s by the Sea
January 18     Tallahassee, FL     Pug’s Live
January 19     Gainesville, FL     The Atlantic
January 20     Ybor City, FL     Crowbar
January 21     Miami, FL     Grand Central

Torche in Europe:

May 2     Leipzig, DE     Taubchental
May 3     Wroclaw, PL     Asymmetry Festival
May 4     Prague, CZ     007
May 5     Munich, DE     Ampere
May 6     Milan, IT     Lo Fi Club
May 8     Barcelona, SP     Rocksound
May 9     Madrid, SP     Boute Live!
May 10     Lisbon, PT     Musicbox
May 11     Bilbao, SP     Kafe Antzokia
May 13     Zurich, SZ     Dynamo
May 14     Wiesbaden, DE     Schlachthoff
May 15     Cologne, DE     Underground
May 16     Berlin, DE     Hafenklang
May 18     Nijmegen, NL     Merelyn
May 19     Haarlem, NL     Patronaat
May 20     Paris, FR     Glazart
May 21     Antwerp, BE     Kavka
May 22     London, UK     Underworld *
May 23     Leeds, UK     Belgrave Social Club *
May 24     Galway, IR     Roisin Dubh
May 25     Cork, IR     Craine Lane
May 26     Dublin, IR     Grand Social
May 27     Belfast, IR     The Limelight
May 28     Glasgow, UK     CCA **
May 29     Manchester, UK     Sound Control **
May 30     Bristol, UK     Temples Festival
May 31     Nimes, FR     This is Not a Love Song
June 1     Nantes, FR     Le Ferrailleur
* – w/Part Chimp and Henry Blacker
** – w/Kings and Henry Blacker