The Contortionist: Reimagined Tour
Sat Nov 17
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:45 pm)
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
$22 - $400
This event is all ages
Artist Pre Sale: 8/22-23 (10AM-10PM) using code REIMAGINED
The Contortionist M&G On-Sale 8/22 @ 10AM!
LIMITED $10 Venue Pre Sale: 8/23 (10AM-10PM) using code CLAIRVOYANT
$22 Advance/ $25 Day of Show/ $40 Premier Balcony/ $175 Premier Tables/ $400 Premier Cabanas
$79 The Contortionist Meet & Greet Package includes (1) GA Ticket, VIP early entry into the venue, Exclusive preshow listening party of selected music from The Contortionist’s upcoming EP, Exclusive meet & greet with members of The Contortionist, Personal photograph with members of The Contortionist, Collectible silkscreened tour poster autographed by the band (limited print, numbered), Autographed set list, The Contortionist cinch bag, and Official VIP meet & greet laminate (Limited availability)! *Customers can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions concerning their packagehttps://www.gasmonkeybarngrill.com/event/1750727/
On Clairvoyant, the band’s distinctive fingerprints remain, even as their atmospheric flourishes broaden to encompass ever-richer textures and mine the beauty of simplicity.
For the entirety of their career, The Contortionist has proven capable of being been equally at home on tour with Deftones, Periphery, or Between The Buried And Me, thanks to their dynamic combination of metal’s blunt precision with the adventurous spirit of prog-rock heroes like Rush and King Crimson. The Contortionist integrates seemingly disparate worlds to create their own sound, with a focus on tone, vibe, color, and atmosphere.
The band’s first two records, Exoplanet (2010) and Intrinsic (2012), are monstrously heavy,though no less ambitious than their newer and more expansive creative declarations. The character of The Contortionist’s sound expanded greatly with Language, the 2014 monolithic album that introduced the band’s current lineup of vocalist Michael Lessard, keyboardist Eric Guenther, and bassist Jordan Eberhardt alongside co-founding members Cameron Maynard (guitar) and brothers Robby Baca (guitar) and Joey Baca (drums). In it’s 5/5 review, Substream praised the album as being akin to “a journey through a dream state.” Prog Metal Zone was similarly kind, awarding the album 10/10 and remarking on its propulsive drum rhythms, ambient keyboards, fusion, and “astonishingly inventive flight(s) of musicality.”
Clairvoyant, which reunited the band with producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Through The Eyes Of The Dead), takes the best elements of The Contortionist’s past and reshapes them as the band follows their individual creative muses toward the future.
The Contortionist ultimately prove 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 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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