Touché Amoré are hosting an album release party and pop-up gallery of 28 original works by collage artist Anthony Gerace in celebration of their new album, Stage Four, out September 16th via Epitaph Records. The gallery will be at 1814 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA and the show will run from September 14th-September 17th with an opening reception Wednesday September 14th from 7pm-10pm.
Stage Four deals with the death of frontman Jeremy Bolm’s mother in late 2014. The album’s cover and interior art was curated by the band’s resident art director/designer/guitar player Nick Steinhardt. Finding poignant inspiration in the extreme emotional challenge Bolm experienced while packing up his other’s belongings left behind in her home, Steinhardt—with the help of collage artist Anthony Gerace and photographer Ryan Aylsworth—documented the house in a unique and touching before-and-after book; first, as it had been the Bolms were still living within its walls, and then again after he’d removed everything following his mother’s passing. “It’s a documentation and visual story of re-arranging and compartmentalizing emptiness along with the warmth of the human imprint while moving through life’s natural course,” says Steinhardt.
London-based artist Anthony Gerace assembles collages by cutting vintage photographs into squares and carefully combining them with colorful tiles to create abstract and thought-provoking images. He has had work appear in The New York Times and The Guardian. Anthony Gerace and all members of Touché Amoré will be present at the opening reception on September 14th to sign advance copies of the art book.
Touché Amoré will tour in support of Stage Four, including performances at Riot Fest Denver this weekend, Riot Fest Chicago, and Made in America. Additionally, Touché Amoré will play an in-store at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA on September 21st.
TOUCHÉ AMORÉ TOUR DATES
Sep 02 Denver, CO – Riot Fest
Sep 04 Philadelphia, PA – Made in America
Sep 08 New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sep 21 Long Beach, CA – Fingerprints (in-store performance)
Sep 24 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater Pomona
Oct 12 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
Oct 13 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Oct 14 Lansing, MI - The Loft
Oct 15 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Oct 16 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct 17 Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
Oct 18 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Oct 20 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
Oct 21 Montréal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Oct 22 Providence, RI - Met Café
Oct 23 Hamden, CT - The Ballroom
Oct 24 Oneonta, NY - SUNY Oneonta Hunt Union Ballroom
Oct 25 Asbury Park, NJ - House of Independents
Oct 27 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Oct 28 Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's
Oct 29 Wilmington, NC - Ziggy's
Oct 31 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theater
Nov 01 Louisville, KY - The New Vintage
Nov 02 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
Nov 03 Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room
Nov 04 Austin, TX - Sound on Sound
Sep 8 (with Basement) & Sep 24 (with Balance & Composure) co-headline dates with Hum
Oct 12-Nov 3 with Tiny Moving Parts and Culture Abuse