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Steve Brooks Says Torche Intend To Call It Quits Following His Upcoming Exit


If you were wondering how Floridan sludge rockers Torche would be continuing on after the forthcoming departure of their vocalist/guitarist Steve Brooks, it turns out they won’t. Brooks announced his upcoming departure from the band this past May, with his tenure set to end after the group wrap up their fall touring with Meshuggah, Converge and In Flames.

Comments made by Brooks himself on Instagram close to two months ago have been circulating recently and offer more insight into the future of the outfit. In response to a fan asking if the band were breaking up after his exit, he replied, “True. We’re done. Only plan on reissuing out of print records some day.”

Around the same time, Brooks also spoke to a fan more candidly about his reasons for deciding to leave the band, offering:

“I had adventures in this band I wouldn’t have experienced otherwise and made many friends through touring. At this point, I live in rural Oregon Coast and everyone else is in Miami. It’s a mission travelling across country to be crammed in a van for a month, worrying about money to cover all these expenses, possible theft, health/safety and depending on others to take care of our responsibilities at home is too much. The only enjoyable moments for me is onstage (30-80 minutes.) Come see us, if you can.”

Earlier this week the group rolled out a new song titled “It Never Began“, you can check it out here. Torche‘s apparent final tour dates include the below runs.

With Meshuggah & Converge:

09/16 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/18 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
09/20 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
09/21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (Meshuggah festival date)
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/25 Columbus, OH – Express Live
09/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/28 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
09/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
09/30 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live

With Meshuggah & In Flames:

10/02 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/04 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/08 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/09 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

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