Tour de Force

Torche Will Melt Your Banana


torche and melt bananaTorche are on the road even as I type this, touring in support of their sexcellent new album, Restarter (read our review). But if you don’t live in or near one of the markets the quartet is hitting this month (tour dates!), don’t freak out: the band has just announced a summer co-headlining run with Japan’s Melt-Banana. And this tour (unsurprisingly) is hitting entirely different towns in entirely different parts of the country. So there’s hope for you still!

Torche and Melt-Banana are both not-quite-metal bands that are super-popular with the metal set, and understandably so. This may not be the heaviest tour of the summer, but it’ll still be one of the most fun, that’s for sure.


July 2 Portland, OR Dante’s
July 3 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
July 4 Vancouver, BC Venue
July 6 Edmonton, ON Pawn Shop Live
July 7 Calgary, AB The Gateway at SAIT
July 8 Saskatoon, SK Amigos Cantina
July 10 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
July 11 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
July 13 Indianapolis, IN The Hi-Fi
July 14 Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle
July 15 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 16 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
July 17 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
July 20 Nashville, TN Exit/In
July 21 Columbus, MO Rose Music Hall
July 22 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
July 24 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
July 25 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
July 26 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse
July 28 San Diego, CA The Casbah
July 29 San Diego, CA The Casbah
July 31 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
August 1 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse

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