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 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.
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 saw critics calling the record “gripping adventure,” as Metal Hammer did. Alternative Press said Clairvoyant was “best described as magical” and “a record you can truly get lost in.” MetalSucks even declared it a “Perfect Album.”
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.
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