Light the Torch and Mark Morton will embark on a co-headline tour this spring. Moon Tooth also will appear. Get tickets and VIP packages here.
Morton, the guitarist of Lamb of God, will release his debut solo album, “Anesthetic “(WPP/Spinefarm) ,on March 1, while Light the Torch continue to support its latest release “Revival,” out now via Nuclear Blast.
“We are beyond excited to hit the road once again in support of ‘Revival,’ so expect even more new songs in the set this time around,” Light the Torch singer Howard Jones said. “We’re also stoked to be sharing the stage with Mark Morton on this run. Touring with a true talent and a friend is the recipe for a good time, so come join us! And make sure to get there early to catch Moon Tooth.”
“I’m thrilled to announce the first live dates in support of my new album ‘Anesthetic,'” Morton said. “The response to the new songs has been amazing so far and I’m excited to get them up and running in a live setting. I’ve got a badass band put together, and I’ll be joining up with my friends in Light the Torch and Moon Tooth for these shows. So, get there early and stay late!”
Morton will release a 10-track album that sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. It will arrive March 1, but CD and vinyl pre-order and merch bundles are available here. “Cross Off,” featuring Chester Bennington is available everywhere here. Also, listen to “The Truth is Dead,” featuring Randy Blythe and Alissa White-Gluz, here.
The album was made alongside a dream team of respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds; some friends and some who would never be expected to collaborate with metal genre leaders Lamb of God. Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, Morton performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paolo Gregoletto, Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman, Marc Ford, Yanni Papadopoulos and Chris Brooks rounding out the band.
Light the Torch—Howard Jones (vocals), Francesco Artusato (guitar) and Ryan Wombacher (bass)—drew from five years together as Devil You Know to forge a distinct path. Jones previously spent a decade at the helm of Grammy Award-nominated and gold-selling titans Killswitch Engage. Artusato had much-lauded stint in All Shall Perish and has attained status as a shred virtuoso. Wombacher was a staple in Bleeding Through for well over a decade. For “Revival,” they are joined by Extinction A.D. drummer Mike “Scuzz” Sciulara behind the kit. The band released “Revival” via Nuclear Blast in 2018.
3/13 — Richmond, VA — Broadberry
3/14 — Philadelphia, PA — Underground Arts
3/15 — Toronto, ON — Lees Palace
3/16 — Montreal, QC — Astral
3/18 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
3/19 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theater
3/21 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge
3/23 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep
3/25 — Los Angeles, CA — Roxy
3/26 — Phoenix, AZ — Club Red