Hardcore punk from The Bronx at Limelight

Punk outfit The Bronx PIC:Lisa Johnson
Punk outfit The Bronx PIC:Lisa Johnson

The Bronx and Torche have announced that they’ll play a very special double headline show at The Limelight 1 on Wednesday May 27, combining their respective solo headline shows.

All purchased tickets remain valid from both shows; tickets for The Bronx and Torche are onsale now, priced just £14.50 + booking fee. Both bands will play full headline length sets and support will come from local noise merchants Hornets.

Los Angeles hardcore band The Bronx’s swaggering interpretation of punk found them a quick audience when guitarist Joby J Ford, bassist James Tweedy, vocalist Matt Caughthran, and drummer Jorma Vik founded the band in 2002. Known for their blistering live shows, the quintet attracted attention from major labels after only a handful of performances. An offer from Island/Def Jam materialised after The Bronx’s 12th gig, but the band decided to issue several recordings on their own label, White Drugs, before partnering with a major label. They have released four eponymous rock albums, and three additional albums of mariachi music.

Florida outfit Torche are a sludge metal group and have released their fourth studio album, Restarter via on new label Relapse Records. The follow-up to 2012’s Harmonicraft was recorded in the band’s hometown of Miami, Florida and was self-produced by bassist Jonathan Nuñez. Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou handled the mixing process.

The Bronx and Torche, support from Hornets, May 27, The Limelight, Belfast.

Tickets on sale now from www.limelightbelfast.com, www.ticketmaster.ie Katy’s Bar and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Call the hotline on 0844 277 44 55.