Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Torche's Gear Stolen in Chicago * List of Missing Gear and Last Minute Shows Announced

From Torche:

After our Chicago show at the Congress Theater on May 14 between 1:30AM and 4:00AM our van was broken into while parked in front of Goethe Elementary and a bunch of equipment was stolen. Items taken include music equipment, personal items/luggage, band/personal checkbook, cameras, laptop, and passports.

The following items were taken:
* Custom Electrical Guitar Company bass w/hardcase #220
* First Act custom bass w/hardcase serial number # JN-0901002
* Black Gibson Custom Les Paul w/SKB hardcase
(has chip on the top L side of headstock, visible neck repair on top side of the neck,
may have missing paint opposite vol and tone knobs if sticker was removed).
* Custom woodfinish guitar w/hardcase
* Acoustic 370 Bass Head
* 2 x SKB PS25 pedal boards
* 2 x Boss tuning pedals
* MXR Phase 90
* Boss DD5 pedal
* Boss guitar EQ pedal
* Custom 3 way amp selector (metallic blue)
* Fulltone OCD pedal
* Aguilar Tone Hammer pedal
* Boss Bass EQ pedal
* Shure Beta 57
* Misc Mogami, Monster, and George L's cable
* Suitcase style 7 space guitar stand
* Black iPod Touch
* Black Compaq Presario laptop
* Nikon Blue Coolpix camera
* Sony CyberShot camera
* Garmin 205W GPS
* Black Luggage containing: tubes, guitar strings, instrument cables, speaker cables, tuning pegs, surge protectors.

If you know anyone in the Chicago area we'd appreciate any help in spreading the word.


Since the band had their passports stolen and are unable to join Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive in Canada, Torche have assembled some last minute house shows until they're able to meet back up with the tour. Please go out and support the band, and if you're feeling extra generous, you can make a donation here.

Torche Live
5/17 Boston, MA @ House of Blues **
5/18 Winooski, VT @ Monkey House ^
5/19 Boston, MA @ House Show (TBA) &
5/20 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis %
5/21 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory **
5/22 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory **
5/23 Baltimore, MD @ Barclay House #
5/24 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter $
5/26 New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield *
5/27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club **
5/28 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club **
5/29 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues **

** - w/ Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive
^ - w/ The Sight Below, Painted Manes, Burrows
& - w/ Sewer Goddess, Riff Cannon, Elder
% - w/ Mystical Wizard and Naptakers
# - w/ Heaviness Of The Load, Bad Biology, 1994, Letsss
$ - w/ Cannabis Corpse