Los Angeles-based post-hardcore quartet Touché Amoré headlined The Camel for the first time in eight years on September 29th alongside Single Mothers, Gouge Away and locals Venomspitter.
Fort Lauderdale’s Gouge Away carried on the heavy and aggressive musical tone set forth by Richmond local and favorite Venomspitter to start off the night. Then Canada’s Single Mothers absolutely rocked the stage with their brand of punk-infused rock and roll. Vocalist Drew Thomson put on a hell of a show, including beginning one song from inside the pit at Friday night’s set. Jeremy Bohlm, vocalist of Touché Amoré, joined the band on stage for special performance which was a really fun and unexpected moment for everyone.
Formed in 2007, Touché Amoré is famous for non-stop touring and exhilarating live performances, coupled with intense crowd participation in their high-energy sets. Lyrically, the band holds a deep connection with their audience through complex, yet cathartic and honest themes. Stage Four, the band’s latest release on Epitaph Records, chronicles vocalist Jeremy Bohlm’s struggles to cope with his mother’s death. Playing a set spanning their entire catalogue, Touché enthusiastically rested the cherry on top of a night of exciting music on their first visit to Richmond in years.
Check out photos from the show by Brandon Brittle of Anchor Line below: