New TC album expected in 2017 via Longbranch / SPV; UK tour with Periphery and appearance at Download 2017 confirmed

US-proggers THE CONTORTIONIST have announced a headline run of UK dates. The dates fall between the band's tour with Grammy-award nominees Periphery and Italian prog-metallers Destrage, and their appearance at Download Festival 2017, playing Friday June 09.

Tour dates listed below. Support comes from Basick Records' rockers Bad Sign on all dates:

31.05.17 - Chester, Live Rooms
01.06.17 - Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
02.06.17 - Coventry, Empire
03.06.17 - Cheltenham, Frog and Fiddle
04.06.17 - Glasgow, Cathouse
06.06.17 - Huddersfield, The Parish
07.06.17 - Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
 
The band state: 
"After months of studio hibernation for the next release and the tremendous shows with Periphery, we are excited to continue our 2017 trajectory by playing our first U.K. headliner shows ever, leading up to a performance at Download Fest U.K." 

[For presslist to any UK show for live review or interview, please get in touch - matt@holdtightpr.com or james@holdtightpr.com.]

TOUR DATES with Periphery:

02.05.17 DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
03.05.17 CH - Lausanne, Les Docks
05.05.17 IT - Milan, Santeria Club
06.05.17 IT - Bologna, Zona Roveri
07.05.17 AT - Vienna, Szene
08.05.17 DE - Berlin, Lido
09.05.17 DK - Kopenhagen, Pumpehuset
11.05.17 FI - Helsinki, Tavastia
13.05.17 SE - Stockholm, Klubben
14.05.17 NO - Oslo, Vulcan Arena
16.05.17 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
17.05.17 DE - Cologne, Essigfabrik
18.05.17 BE - Antwerp, Trix Club
19.05.17 UK - Manchester, O2 Ritz
20.05.17 UK - London, O2 Forum

21.05.17 FR - Paris, Le Trabendo
23.05.17 FR - Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
24.05.17 FR - Toulouse, Connexion
25.05.17 FR - Lyon, CCO
26.05.17 LU - Esch-sur-Alzette, Rockhal
27.05.17 NL - Nijmegen, Doornroosje

THE CONTORTIONIST will release a new album via Long Branch Records (Europe) and eOne Heavy in 2017.

More information:
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