The Contortionist have added more U.S. tour dates for next year in continued support of their new LP, Clairvoyant, this time a long run for the Spring of 2018. Support will come from Silent Planet, Skyharbor, and Strawberry Girls.
The Contortionist is: Joey Baca, Robby Baca, Cameron Maynard, Michael Lessard, Jordan Eberhardt, and Eric Guenther.
The tour kicks off on March 4th at Cornerstone in Berkely, CA and stretches coast to coast before wrapping up at home in Indianapolis at the Deluxe at Old National Centre on April 6th.
w/ NOTHING MORE
Feb 3 – Little Rock, AR @ The Metroplex
Feb 5 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Feb 6 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Feb 7 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Feb 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Feb 10 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
Feb 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Feb 12 – Racine, WI @ Route 20 Outhouse
Feb 14 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
Feb 15 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Feb 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Music Hall
Feb 17 – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock
Feb 19 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
Feb 20 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Feb 22 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Feb 23 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Feb 24 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster St.
Mar 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
Mar 2 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 3 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
“Clairvoyant” North American Tour
4 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
6 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
7 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
13 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
15 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe
16 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Barand Grill
18 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
19 – Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
20 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven
23 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
24 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
25 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
27 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
29 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
30 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
31 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
1 – Quebec City, QC @ Salle Multi
3 – Toronto, ON @ The Velvet Underground
4 – London, ON @ Rum Runners
5 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Ctr
VIP packages will be available to pre-order Wednesday, December 13th between 10 am Local and Thursday, December 14th at 10 pm Local before the general on-sale becomes available on Friday, December 15th at 10 am Local. The will include exclusive merchandise items, a Q&A session with the band and more. Prior to these dates, the band will support recent Grammy Nominees, NOTHING MORE in February and March.
Clairvoyant, released in September via Entertainment One / Good Fight Music, served as the highly anticipated follow up to Language, the genre-defying LP that continues to garner critical acclaim. Clairvoyant, which reunited the band with producer Jamie King, took the best elements of The Contortionist’s past and reshapes them as the band follows their individual creative muses toward the future.
After being slated as “One of the most anticipated albums of 2017” according to Metal Injection, Clairvoyant was well received in its own right. The LP debuted at #6 on the Hard Music, #8 Indie, #16 Rock and #31 Current Top 200 Billboard Charts.
The Contortionist ultimately proves to have as much in common with the psychedelic experimentation of later Opeth or Tool and even the textured melodicism of Sigur Ros as they do technical heavy music, but they’ve never sacrificed urgent impact. Critics and fans admire their intelligent approach to the crushing riffs of tech-metal, which becomes more vibrant with elements of ambitious post-rock and jazzy / fusion-infused virtuosity. Even when angular riffs, odd time signatures, and devastating breakdowns give way to hypnotic, ethereal, and trancelike musical meditations, The Contortionist are never lacking in total power.
In whatever The Contortionist endeavors to do, there will always be a great amount of thought, attention to detail, and a shared love of musicality. They have committed to never surrender to the path of least resistance, always challenging themselves and their audience.
This is art for art’s sake. The Contortionist ease through the doors of perception with grace where possible and smash through the boundaries with absolute force when necessary.