(November 8th, 2017) – Progressive experimental rock champions The Contortionist have announced a fresh batch of new tour dates supporting Nothing More in early 2018, dubbed “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” Tour. The trek- which takes the band ’round the United States all month long- kicks off in Little Rock, Arkansas onSaturday, February 3rd at The Metroplex. The tour brings the band from coast to coast before wrapping up in Sacramento, California at the legendary Ace of Spades on Saturday, March 3rd.
Texan progressive/alternative rockers Big Story will also be joining as a supporting act on the tour.
“We’re very happy to announce that we will be sharing the stage with Nothing More,” says vocalist Michael Lessard. “We have continually tried to tour with bands that excite us and push us to evolve, and Nothing More does both of those things. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!”
Having just wrapped up a successful run with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME on their nearly sold out “Colors” tour, “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” Tour is yet another continuation of support for their latest full length, Clairvoyant, which was released in September via Entertainment One / Good Fight Music. The new LP was 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 (Between The Buried And Me, Through The Eyes Of The Dead), 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. With critics calling the record “gripping adventure,” (Metal Hammer), “best described as magical,” and “a record you can truly get lost in” (Alternative Press), it’s no small wonder that Clairvoyant debuted at #6 on the Hard Music, #8 Indie, #16 Rock and #31 Current Top 200 Billboard Charts.
All of the accolades and praise only further proves the band’s driving point: 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.