The Contortionist To Release New EP “Our Bones” In August, Premiere “Early Grave” Music Video

The Contortionist have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Our Bones“ on August 9. The effort will come with four tracks including: “Follow,” “Early Grave,” “All Grey,” and a cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979.” You can find an official video for “Early Grave” below. Michael Lessard said the following about the EP:

“We try to do something different with everything we create. With our albums, we tend to work with overarching interconnected themes. ‘Our Bones‘ is a departure. It offered an opportunity to dive into some things we haven’t had a chance to explore, and the shorter EP format allowed us to be hyper-focused on each song.”

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The Contortionist Announce July Headlining Shows

The Contortionist have announced some July dates with Nick Johnston. These shows will take place around their tour with Between The Buried And Me. Here’s the dates:

07/18 Madison, WI – The Annex
07/19 Lafayette, IN – Lafayette Theater
07/27 Amityville, NY – Revolution Music Hall

The Contortionist Announce European/UK Tour With Azusa

The Controtionist have announced a summer European/UK tour. Azusa will open on most dates.

Tour Dates:

08/03 Venice, ITA – Argo 16 (no Azusa)
08/04 Milan, ITA – Circolo Svolta (no Azusa)
08/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Kesselhaus
08/07 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
08/08 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka (no Azusa)
08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
08/11 Hamburg, GER – Knust
08/13 Nijmegen, NET – Merelyn
08/14 Cologne, GER – Club Volta
08/15 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze Festival
08/17 Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
08/19 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge (no Azusa)
08/20 Belfast, IRE – Speakeasy (no Azusa)
08/22 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

The Contortionist Announce Spring Headlining Shows

The Contortionist have announced some spring headlining shows. These dates will take place around their tour with Animals As Leaders.

Tour Dates:

04/28 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/29 Springfield, MO – The Riff
05/03 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
05/04 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
05/13 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

The Contortionist Announce Special “Reimagined” Tour

The Contortionist have announced a special “Reimagined” tour that will see them performing two sets including a regular full production performance and a intimate performance featuring reimagined versions of various songs. Intervals will serve as support.

The Contortionist’s Eric Guenther commented:

“The Rediscovered concept was born from a desire to escape and redefine the rules of a show. We want to include our fans in an experience reflective of The Contortionist’s wide range of dynamics, not only on the scale of heaviness or intensity but in tone and texture.

Our goal is to invite the listener closer and show ourselves in a fresh new way for our fans who have evolved with us and embraced our sonic exploration over the years. This is an opportunity to ‘pull out all the stops’ and integrate the crowd into the changing aura of the room as we dig deep, reimagine, and give ever-echoing life to our music.”

Tour Dates:

11/02 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
11/03 Lawrence, KS – Grenada Theater
11/04 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
11/08 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
11/09 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
11/10 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
11/12 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/13 Los Angeles, CA – Space 1720
11/16 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
11/17 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
11/18 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/20 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/21 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
11/23 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
11/24 Philadelphia, PA – Foundry at the Fillmore
11/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
11/28 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/29 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
11/30 Lansing, MI – The Loft
12/02 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

In other news, the band are also planning to release a new EP and fans that purchase VIP packages for the tour will have a chance to listen to some songs from it.

The Contortionist Announce European/UK Tour

The Contortionist have announced a summer European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/23 Dover, UK – The Booking Hall
06/24 Dessell, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/26 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
06/27 Paris, FRA – Backstage
06/28 Cologne, GER – MTC
06/29 Munich, GER – Backstage Club
06/30 Milan, ITA – Dissonance Festival
07/01 Budapest, HUN – A38
07/04 Berlin, GER – Musick and Frieden
07/06 Newark, UK – Tech Fest
07/07 Glasgow, UK – The Cathouse
07/08 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
07/09 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
07/10 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
07/11 London, UK – Underworld
07/13 Viveiro, ESP – Resurrection Fest

Joey Baca To Miss The Contortionist’s Upcoming Shows, Band Recruits Fill-In Drummer

The Contortionist drummer Joey Baca will be missing the band’s upcoming shows due to “personal matters.” During his absence, Johnny Concannon will fill-in for him.

The band said the following:

“Due to some personal matters that require his attention at home, Joey Baca will be sitting out on the upcoming tours. In is place, we’ve brought in one of his early percussion mentors, Johnny Concannon. We’ve been rehearsing with Johnny for the past couple of weeks and can’t wait for you to hear his take on the tracks. See you on the road! –The Contortionist“