Torche Join Forces with Melt-Banana for North American Tour

Torche Join Forces with Melt-Banana for North American Tour
Though Torche are nearly done their leg of Restarter dates with Nothing, the Floridian stoner pop troupe have revealed they'll be back in North American clubs by July. Better yet, they'll be doing the trip with Japanese avant-grind greats Melt-Banana.

A press release confirms that the acts will be teaming up later this year for a string of co-headlining North American concert appearances. While together, they'll be hitting up a number of Canadian venues, with dates lined up in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

There are other Canadian dates on the horizon, though. As previously reported, Torche have also been on tour with shoegaze-leaning Philly outfit Nothing since the beginning of the month, and they'll hit Toronto's Lee's Palace and Montreal's Bar Le Ritz later this week.

Melt-Banana also have a number of North American tour dates lined up before their dates with Torche. A May/June schedule finds them supporting their 2013 LP Fetch, with a Toronto stop on May 17 also set to take place at Lee's Palace. Maybe Torche will leave a message for them backstage.

You'll find info on both bands hefty North American schedules down below. You can also check out Torche's upcoming European dates, which take place ahead of their trip with Melt-Banana, over here.

  Tour dates:

03/17 Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop #%

03/18 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme #%

03/20 Detroit, MI - The Pike Room #%

03/21 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace #%

03/22 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz #%

03/23 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place #%

03/25 Boston, MA - Great Scott #%

03/26 Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus #%

03/27 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts #%

03/28 Richmond, VA - Strange Matters #

03/29 Washington, DC - DC 9 #

05/06 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom *^

05/08 Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad *

05/09 Norman, OK - Opolis *

05/11 St/ Louis, MO - The Firebird *

05/12 Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus *

05/13 Grand Rapids - Pyramid Scheme *

05/14 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room *

05/15 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner *

05/16 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk *

05/17 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace *

05/19 Providence, RI - ASS20 *

05/21 Boston, MA - Great Scott *

05/22 Philly, PA - Johnny Brenda's *

05/23 Brooklyn, NY - St/ Vitus *

05/24 Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest *

05/25 Carborro, NC - Cat's Cradle Backroom *

05/27 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits *

05/28 Orlando, FL - The Backbooth *

05/29 Miami, FL - The Church Hill *

05/30 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum *

06/01 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *

06/02 Birmingham, AL - TBD *

06/04 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon *

06/05 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds *

06/06 Dallas, TX - Three Links *

06/07 Austin, TX - Red 7 *

06/10 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *

06/11 Fullerton, CA - The Slide Bar *

06/12 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium *

06/13 Sacramento, CA - Harlows *

07/02 Portland, OR - Dante's

07/03 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey

07/04 Vancouver, BC - The Venue

07/06 Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop

07/07 Calgary, AB - The Gateway

07/08 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos

07/10 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret

07/11 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium

07/13 Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi

07/14 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle

07/15 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon

07/16 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's

07/17 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room

07/18 Eau Claires, WI - Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival

07/20 Nashville, TN - The Exit / Inn

07/21 Columbia, MO - The Rose Music Hall

07/22 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar

07/24 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

07/25 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

07/26 Las Vegas, NV - Bunk House

07/28 San Deigo, CA - Casbah

07/29 San Diego, CA - Casbah

07/31 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

08/01 Oakland, CA - Metro

# Torche only
% with Nothing
* Melt Banana only
^ with Lightning Bolt