Does life imitate art or does art imitate life? Either way the two go hand in hand for LA based post-hardcore quintet Touché Amoré. As proof, their most recent and fourth full length album appropriately titled Stage Four is possibly the band and singer Jeremy Bolm’s most intimate and personal work to date.
Last night was the first of two sold out New York City tour dates in support of headliners Thursday at Irving Plaza. Thursday’s lead singer Geoff Rickly took the time during his set to praise Stage Four saying it’s “truly a beautiful piece of music.” The crowd agreed.
Like all great bands that command a loyal fan base, Touché Amoré infuse all the emotions that most of us go through. We all go through different stages in life, and deal with different scenarios that come with growing old, and Stage Four definitely has a way of making that human connection. Bolm lays it all out, whether it be his relationship with his father or grieving the loss of his mother to cancer.
They took the stage to the first track from the album “Flowers And You” (live video above) and delivered a passionate performance that was reciprocated by fans who also gave it their all, singing back every word. These are the moments that save us and where dreams become reality. On stage, art is life and life is art.