The Contortionist to Perform “Language and “Exoplanet” in Their Entirety

After a hiatus of more than two years, the esteemed progressive rock group The Contortionist is returning for a North American tour this Fall. Set to commence on September 11th in Dallas, Texas and run through October 15th in the band’s original hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, the journey will feature the band performing, in two full sets, their 2014 Language full-length and 2010 debut studio album Exoplanet, two all time fan favorites, in their entireties! Neither album has been performed live in its entirety ever before.

Direct support will be Rivers Of Nihil, who will also be performing their latest full-length, The Work, in its entirety. 

Keyboardist Eric Guenther states “I’ve been asked to write a quote for this tour reflecting on the fact that every single person coming this Fall has given this band life and played a part in making a tour like this finally happen. Thank you so much. We miss all of you; see you soon.”

You can purchase tickets for the tour here.


The Contortionist w/ Rivers of Nihil:

9/11/2022 The Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
9/13/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/14/2022 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

9/16/2022 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
9/17/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/18/2022 El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2022 Bossanova – Portland, OR
9/21/2022 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
9/23/2022 Metro Music Hall -Salt Lake City, UT
9/24/2022 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
9/26/2022 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
9/27/2022 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
9/28/2022 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
9/30/2022 Le Studio TD -Montreal, QC
10/01/2022 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/02/2022 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/04/2022 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
10/06/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/07/2022 Union Stage – Washington, DC
10/08/2022 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
10/09/2022 Paradise – Boston, MA
10/11/2022 Arizona Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
10/12/2022 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
10/13/2022 Eastside Bowl – Nashville, TN
10/15/2022 Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN

Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales founded The Sound Live in 2014, with the goal of highlighting underground talent. By creating a media platform, she aimed to expand accessibility to music journalist for up-and-coming writers and media creators. She completed her undergraduate degree at NYU and a dual masters at the University of Texas at Austin. She hopes to maintain The Sound Live as a DIY hub for everyday creatives.

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