Touch was the first band to play at the inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington in 1980 along with Rainbow, Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon. A live version of their hit “Don’t You Know What Love Is” appeared on the compilation LP Monsters of Rock, documenting the performances at the festival. Touch’s first album was released on Atco Records and their first singles, “Don’t You Know What Love Is” and “When The Spirit Moves You” charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Their follow-up album was recorded in 1982 and produced by 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Todd Rundgren, The record never came out and Touch disbanded thereafter.
The original band have now reformed after almost 40 years to create the new album Tomorrow Never Comes, which is already being hailed as their best work to date and a triumphant return to their classic AOR sound. They have just released a lyric video for their second single “Let It Come”. Keyboardist Mark Mangold had this to say about the making of this new video, “Feels like déjà vu all over again.” Guitarist Craig Brooks continues, “The things you see when you ain’t got a gun”. Doug adds, “I’ll have the shark sandwich, please, Toasted.” Glenn concludes, “It’s not over till it’s over”.
To celebrate this renewed success the band have teamed up again with Deko Entertainment to officially put out their highly successful 1980 debut album Touch and the 1982 follow up Touch II digitally. Both releases come with bonus live recordings and demos from that time period.