S&S Presents

The Contortionist: Language & Exoplanet

Rivers of Nihil
Friday,
September 23, 2022
6:30PM MDT
Metro Music Hall
615 West 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

General Admission - Advance

21 and Over

On sale through Sep 22 2022

Price: $25.00
Service Fee: $6.96

General Admission - Day of Show

21 and Over

On sale starting Sep 23 2022

Price: $28.00
Service Fee: $8.08

Booth Reservation

21 and Over

On sale through Sep 23 2022 6:30 PM MDT

Price: $150.00
Service Fee: $10.82

Reserve one 6-person booth! Purchase does not include entry ticket. Only 5 booths available!

The Contortionist Platinum Package

21 and Over

On sale through Sep 9 2022 10:00 AM MDT

Price: $149.00
Service Fee: $12.85

The Contortionist Platinum Package includes: One general admission ticket Early entry into the venue Access to an exclusive preshow listening party with members of The Contortionist where they will premier 2 never heard before tracks Intimate Q&A with The Contortionist Limited edition Languages lyric book Custom Exoplanet cassette tape Limited edition Exoplanet & Language poster; autographed Specially designed The Contortionist cinch bag Commemorative VIP laminate Limited availability

The Contortionist VIP Package

21 and Over

On sale through Sep 9 2022 10:00 AM MDT

Price: $79.00
Service Fee: $10.69

The Contortionist VIP Package includes: One general admission ticket Early entry into the venue Access to an exclusive preshow listening party with members of The Contortionist where they will premier 2 never heard before tracks Intimate Q&A with The Contortionist Limited edition Exoplanet & Language poster; autographed Specially designed The Contortionist cinch bag Commemorative VIP laminate Limited availability

This show has no covid requirements. Please email nic@sartainandsaunders.com with any questions.


The Contortionist represents fearlessness in musical expression, designed to please artist as much as audience. This band makes progressive metal music, anchored in the heavy sounds that first drew the individual players to the stage, yet unmoored by convention or expectation.

The band’s first two records, Exoplanet (2010) and Intrinsic (2012), are monstrously heavy,though no less ambitious than their newer and more expansive creative declarations. The character of The Contortionist’s sound expanded greatly with Language, the 2014 monolithic album that introduced the band’s current lineup of vocalist Michael Lessard, keyboardist Eric Guenther, and bassist Jordan Eberhardt alongside co-founding members Cameron Maynard (guitar) and brothers Robby Baca (guitar) and Joey Baca (drums). In it’s 5/5 review, Substream praised the album as being akin to “a journey through a dream state.” Prog Metal Zone was similarly kind, awarding the album 10/10 and remarking on its propulsive drum rhythms, ambient keyboards, fusion, and “astonishingly inventive flight(s) of musicality.”