Torche’s Gear Stolen

Florida band Torche had a rude awakening May 15 when the band discovered its van had been broken into and most of its gear stolen after a concert at the Congress Theatre in Chicago the night before.

According to a message on Hydra Head Records’ website, Torche, on the road with Coheed And Cambria and Circa Survive, lost laptops, guitars and equipment, passports, personal belongings and more.

The band has been forced to cancel some dates on the tour including Canada while it tries to borrow or rent equipment.