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15 May

SickDrummer Focuses on Joey Baca

Pearl Artist, Joey Baca, of The Contortionist, and SickDrummer Magazine have teamed up to make your day- and possibly even your week- with a flawless live play-through of the track “Language II: Conspire” which can be viewed below.  Filmed during a recent stop on the band’s current headlining tour, which runs throughout the remainder of the month, Joey’s remarkable independence and ambidexterity are brilliantly displayed throughout the extent of this new live play-through, with tastefully placed rudiments and head-scratching fills perfectly fitting The Contortionist’s prog-metal sound.  On this current run, Joey has once again turned to his Session Studio Classic drums, finished in the gorgeous Vintage Copper Sparkle, topped with a 14x6.5 Masters MCX snare drum, and supported by Pearl’s 930 Series hardware.  More information on Joey, including full kit specs can be found here.

Shortly following this current headlining tour, Joey Baca and The Contortionist will be heading out on the road again for a lengthy summer excursion that kicks off on July 7th at the Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and runs until their stop at the Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN, on August 15th.  The Contortionist is currently touring in support of their 2014 studio release, Language, which was released this past September and hosts the previously discussed track, “Language II: Conspire”.  For more information on The Contortionist, please visit

The Contortionist- 2015 Tour Dates

05.15. Jack's Patio Bar & Grill- San Antonio, TX
05.16. Trees- Dallas, TX
05.17. The Abbey- Memphis, TN
05.19. Fubar- St. Louis, MO
05.20. Expo Five- Louisville, KY
05.21. Tremont Music Hall- Charlotte, NC
05.23. Chameleon- Lancaster, PA
05.24. Voltage Lounge- Philadelphia, PA
05.26. Port City Music Hall- Portland, ME
05.27. The Lost Horizon- Syracuse, NY
05.29. Agora Ballroom- Cleveland, OH
05.30. Shelter- Detroit, MI

Appearing with Between the Buried and Me

07.07. Georgia Theatre- Athens, GA
07.08. Sidebar Theatre- Tallahassee, FL
07.09. Venue 578- Orlando, FL
07.10. Revolution Live- Fort Lauderdale, FL
07.11. Freebird Live- Jacksonville, FL
07.13. Warehouse Live- Houston, TX
07.14. Juanita's Cantina Ballroom- Little Rock, AR
07.15. Diamond Ballroom- Oklahoma City, OK
07.17. Mesa Theater & Lounge- Grand Junction, CO
07.18. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas- Las Vegas, NV
07.19. Club XS- Tucson, AZ
07.21. The Observatory- Santa Ana, CA
07.22. Observatory North Park- San Diego, CA
07.23. The Catalyst- Santa Cruz, CA
07.24. Ace Of Spades- Sacramento, CA
07.25. Knitting Factory Concert House- Boise, ID
07.27. The Complex- Salt Lake City, UT
07.29. Wooly's- Des Moines, IA
07.30. Mojoes- Joliet, IL
07.31. Newport Music Hall- Columbus, OH
08.01. The Intersection- Grand Rapids, MI
08.02. The Castle Theatre- Bloomington, IL
08.04. London Music Hall- London, ON
08.06. The Town Ballroom- Buffalo, NY
08.07. Stage AE- Pittsburgh, PA
08.08. NorVa- Norfolk, VA
08.09. Ziggy's By The Sea- Wilmington, NC
08.11. Upstate Concert Hall- Clifton Park, NY
08.12. Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel- Providence, RI
08.13. Starland Ballroom- Sayreville, NJ
08.14. Ziggy's- Winston-Salem, NC
08.15. Marathon Music Works- Nashville, TN