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Torche Celebrates Restarter Chart Debut As North American Tour Kicks Off

Torche Celebrates Restarter Chart Debut As North American Tour Kicks Off

#2 –Heatseekers
#8 – Current Hard Music Albums
#10 – Top Hard Music Albums
#12 – Top Independent Current Albums
#61 – Billboard Top Albums
#133 – Billboard Top 200

March 4, 2015, Philadelphia – Torche, who kick off their North American tour this evening in the band’s Miami hometown, celebrate their highest charting album to date with Restarter landing in the Top 10 on a variety of Billboard charts including #2 on Heatseekers. The album sold slightly over 5,000 copies its first week of release.

The full Billboard chart positions for the band’s Relapse Records’ debut include #133 on the Top 200, #61 on Top Albums, #56 on Current Albums, #12 on Independent Current Albums, #10 on Hard Music Albums and #8 on Current Hard Music Albums.

“We’re all beyond stoked the record is doing so well,” said the band. “Can’t thank everyone enough who has supported the band over the years. It means everything to us.”

Entertainment Weekly recently wrote of the new offering: “…gloriously fuzzy, sludgy, hard-hitting fourth album from four of loud rock’s most adroit genre-benders” while Pitchfork said “Torche have made their most compelling record since Meanderthal.” The Chicago Tribune commented: “Torche’s music connects muscle, songcraft and drive in a way that few bands of recent vintage can match” and the Washington Post added “the heaviness is almost otherworldly on Torche’s fourth album.”

Torche on tour:


March 4 Miami, FL Churchill’s Pub #
March 5 Orlando, FL Backbooth #
March 6 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
March 7 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree
March 8 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
March 9 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
March 10 Austin, TX Red 7
March 11 Dallas, TX Club Dada #
March 12 Memphis, TN The Hi-Tone
March 13 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
March 14 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
March 15 Milwaukee, WI The Cactus Club
March 16 Columbus, OH Skully’s Music Diner
March 17 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
March 18 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
March 20 Detroit, MI The Pike Room
March 21 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
March 22 Montreal, QC Bar Le Ritz
March 23 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
March 24 Boston, MA Great Scott #
March 25 Boston, MA Great Scott
March 26 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
March 27 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
March 28 Richmond, VA Strange Matters #
March 29 Washington, DC DC 9 #

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

All U.S. dates w/Wrong; Nothing appears on all dates except when noted with a #

Fans of the band can try their skills at Torche vs. Robots: Annihilation Affair (, a single-player game featuring each of the Torche band members as characters trying to save the city of Miami from destruction-bent robots. [separator style=”space” /]


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