BOTCH. IS. BACK.
Legendary Tacoma, Washington mathcore/hardcore/metal band Botch have announced their first ever Australian tour for May 2024.
Bassist Brian Cook, guitarist David Knudson, drummer Tim Latona and vocalist Dave Verellen formed Botch in 1993, becoming one of the most ground-breaking and influential bands during a pivotal shift in heavy music, before splitting in 2002 at the height of their popularity. Their split made way for members to form and play in other highly notable and influential bands including Minus the Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Narrows, SUMAC, Russian Circles and Torment & Glory.
The legend of Botch has grown over the past twenty years, but despite continued clamour from fans, there were no plans for the band to get back together.
Then, in August 2022, Botch released “One Twenty Two”, their first song in twenty years – the surprise drop lit the online metal world ablaze. The track’s two minutes of biting, twisting riffage brought Botch’s legacy to the forefront of fan’s minds again, with impeccable execution.
In October, just one day after announcing they would be playing two back to back shows at Seattle’s 1200-capacity Showbox, the band was shocked to see tickets for both nights sold out in just 13 seconds.
Now, their reunion has gifted fans a long-awaited Australian tour for May 2024.
What can fans expect from the reunification of this seminal act?
As The Stranger notes - at a typical Botch show during their prime, the band thrashed about on stage, yet somehow they always managed to nail all the minute intricacies. Since coming back together, they have been dedicated to making sure they could replicate what they became known for in the first place.
As David Knudson says:
“We don’t want to half-ass it…we want to be fucking tight as we ever were, if not tighter. We don’t want to disappoint a fan that’s never seen us live. So you know, it’s all in or nothing.”
There’s not much more that needs to be said. Botch. Is. Back.
BOTCH AUSTRALIAN TOUR MAY 2024
Fri 17 May – Max Watts, Melbourne VIC
Sat 18 May – Max Watts, Melbourne VIC
Sun 19 May – The Gov, Adelaide SA
Tue 21 May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Thu 23 May – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Fri 24 May – Manning Bar, Sydney
Sat 25 May – Manning Bar, Sydney
Tickets on sale from birdsrobe.com
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