The Contortionist Announce Tour Dates With CHON & Auras

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The Contortionist has just announced a US tour for this upcoming May in promotion of their third studio album, Language, which was released last year via eOne and Good Fight Music. The record is the group’s first release with vocalist Michael Lessard since Jonathan Carpenter’s departure. You can click here to preview/purchase the LP on iTunes. CHON and Auras will be joining The Contortionist during the 17-date tour. The formerly mentioned band recently debuted their album, Grow, via Sumerian Records while touring with Circa Survive.

The Contortionist/CHON/Auras tour dates:
5/9 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
5/10 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater
5/11 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
5/12 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
5/14 El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
5/15 San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Patio Bar
5/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
5/17 Memphis, TN – The Abbey
5/19 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
5/20 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
5/21 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
5/23 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
5/24 Philadelphia, PA – The Voltage Lounge
5/26 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
5/27 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
5/29 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
5/30 Detroit, MI – The Shelter

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