Light the Torch have announced their tour plans for the summer and fall of 2018.
To kick things off, Light the Torch will play their first show ever at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on Monday, July 9. The show will be presented by Revolver. Fans from all over the world can “attend,” as Revolver will livestream the entire performance via Facebook Live. The show will include contests and giveaways, with more details to be revealed in the coming days. Tickets for the show will be $10 and go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, June 27, at 12pm EST.
Light the Torch will then hit the road for the rest of the month, including supporting GWAR for several midwest dates. After that, Light the Torch will serve as the opening act on the upcoming Trivium and Avatar North American tour, which runs from October 3 through November 3. All Light the Torch tour dates, including a festival appearance, are below. Tickets are available here.
Light the Torch members are eager to return to the touring circuit. “We are excited and ready return to the road. We can’t think of a better way to support our new album Revival than with GWAR in July and Trivium and Avatar in the fall. Come join us for good times and singalongs,” said singer Howard Jones.
“It’s been too long since we have performed, and with our new album, we are going to make up for lost time. Come hang with us when we come through your town with GWAR this summer and with Trivium and Avatar in the fall. We can’t wait to see you all!” said guitarist Francesco Artusato.
The band released its new albumRevival in March via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album sold nearly 5,000 copies its first week in stores. It is available for purchase here.
LIGHT THE TOUR ON TOUR: WITH GWAR:
7/9 — Brooklyn, NY — Saint Vitus*
7/11 — Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
7/13 — Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
7/14 — Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
7/15 — Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre
7/16 — Columbia, MO — The Blue Note
7/17 — Springfield, MO — The Complex
7/20 — Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
7/21 — Louisville, KY — Diamond Pub Concert Hall*
7/23— Merriam, KS — Aftershock*
7/24 —Colorado Springs, CO —Black Sheep*
7/25 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theatre*
7/26 — Salt Lake City, UT — In The Venue*
7/28 — Lebanon, OR — Guitars Under The Stars Festival**
7/29 — Reno, NV — Jub Jubs***
*LTT Headline Show
***With Fit For a King
WITH TRIVIUM + AVATAR
10/3 — Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor
10/4 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theater
10/5 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
10/6 — Norfolk, VA — The Norva
10/8 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogarts
10/9 — Nashville, TN — Cannery Ballroom
10/11 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live
10/12 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
10/13 — Philadelphia, PA — Electric Factory
10/14 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
10/16 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
10/17 — Royal Oak, MI — Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/19 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
10/20 — Sauget, IL — Pop’s Nightclub
10/21 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
10/22 — St. Paul, MN — Myth Live
10/23 — Fargo, ND — Sanctuary
10/25 — Edmonton, AB — The Ranch Roadhouse
10/26 — Calgary, AB — The Palace Theater
10/28 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom
10/29 — Seattle, WA — Showbox SODO
10/30 — Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
10/31 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
11/2 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
11/3 — Berkeley, CA — UC Theatre
ABOUT LIGHT THE TORCH:
The Los Angeles, CA group — HowardJones [vocals], Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — drew from five years together as Devil You Know to forge a wholly distinct path. Amidst myriad struggles, they returned from the brink under a new name. The Light the Torch lineup boasts one of the most esteemed pedigrees in modern heavy music. Jones spent a decade at the helm of GRAMMY® Award-nominated and gold-selling titans Killswitch Engage. Artusato had much-lauded stint in All Shall Perish and has attained status as a shred virtuoso. Wombacher was a staple in Bleeding Through for well over a decade. For Revival, they are joined by Extinction A.D. drummer Mike “Scuzz” Sciulara behind the kit.
Watch the video for “Die Alone” here.
Listen to “Calm Before the Storm” here.
Watch the lyric/performance video for “The Safety of Disbelief” here.
Check out the exclusive playthrough of “Calm Before the Storm.”