The Contortionist Adds Last Chance To Reason Vocalist

Posted by on June 21, 2013

The Contortionist have added new vocalist Mike Lessard of Last Chance to Reason to fill the void left by Johnathan Carpenter, who left the band earlier in the year.

Contortionist guitarist, Robby Bacca said this about the band’s announcement:

“We’re very excited about this announcement. The run of dates we did with him as a fill-in were a much needed breath of fresh air. He brings to the table all kinds of new dynamics that will help fuel the progression of the band’s sound onto the next record and onward.”

Following the announcement, Lessard says he is a long time friend of the band and times are exciting as he “can’t wait to hit the road and the studio with these talented gentlemen. I believe this to be the start of a beautiful experience.” The closeness of the two bands is obvious, as Last Chance to Reason will tour this summer with The Contortionist’s Bacca on guitar. Last Chance to Reason will continue, but be a secondary priority for the band. Lessard told Metal Sucks that a new Last Chance to Reason album will be released on August 6.

Speaking of tours, The Contortionist was just announced as a supporting act this fall for Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, and The Safety Fire. Tour dates for the fall tour can be seen below.

9/13 Winston Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
9/14 Knoxville, TN @ NV
9/15 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/16 Jacksonville, FL @ The Roc Bar At Brewster’s
9/17 Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
9/19 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
9/20 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
9/21 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
9/23 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
9/24 Murray, UT @ Murray Theater
9/26 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
9/27 West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
9/28 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
9/29 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
9/30 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10/1 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
10/3 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/4 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/5 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/7 Calgary, AB @ Republik
10/8 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
10/10 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
10/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
10/12 Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/13 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
10/14 Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
10/16 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
10/17 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
10/18 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
10/20 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/23 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10/24 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
10/25 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

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