Steve Brooks Announces Departure From Torche

As first reported in a published report from The Obelisk, Torche‘s founding guitarist/vocalist Steve Brooks (also of Floor) has announced his departure from the band he founded 18 years ago. He cited the distance of the band living across the country from each other as the reason. They are currently on tour in the US and performing at Desertfest NYC this weekend. Brooks has said he is stepping down from the band following the end of their tour next fall, opening for Meshuggah in North America.


We’re a few months away from the last tour I’m doing with Torche. We’ve been so very lucky and went far beyond what I imagined. I just don’t have it in me to keep this going living on opposite sides of the country. Much love to my band members and everyone that supported us these 18 years! See y’all this Sept/Oct

Meshuggah with Torche & Converge/In Flames

9/16/2022 Palladium – Worcester, MA

9/17/2022 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA

9/18/2022 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY

9/20/2022 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD

9/24/2022 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH

9/25/2022 Express Live – Columbus, OH

9/27/2022 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

9/28/2022 Royal Oak Theatre – Detroit, MI

9/29/2022 Radius – Chicago, IL

9/30/2022 Myth Live – Minneapolis, MI

10/02/2022 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO

10/04/2022 The Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA

10/08/2022 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA

10/09/2022 Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA

10/10/2022 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

10/12/2022 The Factory In Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX

10/13/2022 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

10/15/2022 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL

10/16/2022 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA