Between the Buried and Me announced their summer tour dates with The Contortionist and Nick Johnston. The band consists of Tommy Giles Rogers Jr. (lead vocals, keyboards), Paul Waggoner (lead guitar, backing vocals), Dustie Waring (rhythm guitar, lead guitar), Dan Briggs (bass, keyboards), and Blake Richardson (drums). The band has a strong metal sound with solid vocals, heavy guitar and fast drums.
The summer tour begins on July 6 at Festival D’Ete in Quebec City, with stops in Canada and U.S. over a three-week span. The finale comes July 29 in Richmond, Virginia. The bassist, Dan Briggs stated in a tweet, “Short run around fests. If we ain’t coming near ya it’s cause we’re not playing a fest near ya and because we’ll probably be there later this year and next year. Also no South American dates, I’m sorry. We are going to Fargo for the first time in 10 years though!”
— BTBAM (@btbamofficial) May 15, 2019
Between the Buried and Me is from Raleigh, North Carolina and have released The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues and follow-up The Parallax II: Future Sequence plus Coma Ecliptic. Their eighth album Automata I was released March 9, 2018, and their ninth album, Automata II, was released July 13, 2018. Automata I & II yielded a Grammy nominated track for “Condemned to the Gallows.”
The Contortionist includes Michael Lessard, Robby Baca, Joey Baca, Cameron Maynard, Jordan Eberhardt and Eric Guenthers. The band released their latest album, Clairvoyant in 2017. In their song, “Return to Earth” one of their fans shared, “I’m going through a pretty rough and depressing time in my life right now…. these new songs have been hitting home to me. Michaels emotions, the lyrics. Couldn’t be more thankful for these musicians. Absolutely incredible.”
Nick Johnston the skilled guitarist performs various songs without any vocals. The music is inspiring and uplifting. He will be performing with Between the Buried and Me this summer. He just released a new album on April 19 titled, Wide Eyes in the Dark. In a tweet, one fan shared, “Shout out to @NickJMusic for releasing my favorite album of the year (so far) last week – Wide Eyes in the Dark. I’ve already listened to it at least 30 times while working on finals stuff. Fully recommend it if you like instrumental prog music (or even if you don’t).”
Between the Buried and Me / The Contortionist / Nick Johnston Summer 2019 Tour
07/06 – Festival D’ Ete, L’Imperial – Quebec City, Quebec
07/07 – Barrymore’s Music Hall – Ottawa, Ontario
07/09 – Elements – Kitchener, Ontario
07/10 – London Music Hall – London, Ontario
07/11 – Elevation – Grand Rapids, Michigan
07/13 – The Garrick – Winnipeg, Manitoba
07/14 – The Exchange – Regina, Saskatchewan
07/16 – The Windbreak – Fargo, North Dakota
07/17 – Varsity Theater* – Minneapolis, Minnesota
07/18 – Rock USA 2019 – Ford Festival Park** – Oshkosh, Wisconsin
07/20 – Thompson House – Newport, Kentucky
07/21 – Westcott Theater – Syracuse, N.Y.
07/23 – The Rex Theatre* – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
07/24 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, N.Y.
07/25 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, Connecticut
07/26 – Fete Music Hall – Providence, R.I.
07/27 – Impact Festival Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion** – Bangor, Maine
07/28 – Reverb – Reading, Pennsylvania
07/29 – The Broadberry – Richmond, Virginia
*Not With The Contortionist
Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna