Australian Metallers To Embark on Giant 24 Date US Tour with Riverside
Melbourne two-piece metal machine, Contrive, consisting of twin brothers Paul and Andrew Haug will be heading to the USA in May for their first ever tour of the country! 
The huge 24 date tour sees them opening for Polish progressive powerhouse, Riverside!

Drummer Andrew Haug says of the upcoming tour, “Contrive hitting North America for the first time really is pardon the cliché a dream come true for us. Having the opportunity to play this many shows and on top of that share them with thy mighty & stellar band Riverside makes it all beyond exciting.  We look forward to the shows immensely and gauging the reactions of the audiences abroad, & so say all of us Contrive Tap in to America!“

Contrive released their latest album, Slow Dissolve in 2017 to global acclaim! 

Friday, May 3: City Winery - Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday, May 4: The Kelsey Theatre - Lake Park, Florida
Sunday, May 5: Opera House - Sarasota, Florida
Monday, May 6: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina
Tuesday, May 7: Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, Maryland
Thursday, May 9: White Eagle Hall - Jersey City, New Jersey
Friday, May 10: World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, May 11: Warsaw - Brooklyn, New York
Sunday, May 12: The Sinclair - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuesday, May 14: Salle Sylvain Lelievre - Quebec City, Quebec
Wednesday, May 15: Club Soda - Montreal, Quebec
Friday, May 17: Mod Club Theatre - Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, May 18: Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan
Sunday, May 19: Chop Shop - Chicago, Illinois
Monday, May 20: Delmar Hall - St. Louis, Missouri
Wednesday, May 22: Gas Monkey - Dallas, Texas
Friday, May 24: Boulder Theater - Boulder, Colorado
Saturday, May 25: Metro Music Hall - Salt Lake City, Utah
Monday, May 27: Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, Arizona
Tuesday, May 28: The Glass House - Pomona, California
Wednesday, May 29: Slim’s - San Francisco, California
Friday, May 31: Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon
Saturday, June 1: Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia
Sunday, June 2: Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, Washington

For more info & tickets 

Re-energised, re-invigorated, re-born; Contrive has been honed into a razor sharp two-piece metal machine. The twin brothers are two parts of the one whole, finishing each others musical thoughts like no one else can. The result is a potent collection of intuitive, progressive, heavy metal;

Modern production and a liberal dose of electronic effects meet some old school metal crunch via surging riffs and punishing drums.  Lyrically, the album is a loose concept about the varying options we all now have to communicate with each other but also creating a catch 22 that the digital age is also turning many people away from real connection or creating a fear anxiety of it.

Contrive have had a very prolific career, sharing stages with the likes of Opeth, Stone Sour, Sepultura, Soilwork, Machine Head, Testament, Cavalera Conspiracy, Coroner and more. They have had their previous albums shaped by the hands of Devin Townsend and Fredrik Nordstrom. Internationally they opened for Parkway Drive in Bangkok and were the first Australian band to ever play in Vietnam, resulting in them selling out the 800 seat Hard Rock Cafe in Ho Chi Minh City.

Known and well respected throughout the global metal community, Paul and Andrew have always done it their way. On their own, independently and for each other as well as themselves. With Slow Dissolve, the brothers Haug truly are taking on the world together. Literally side by side. 

Slow Dissolve was produced by Paul and Andrew Haug and mixed by Mike and Dave Young of Young Bros. Productions in Vancouver Canada B.C. Dave is also the guitarist for the Devin Townsend Project.

Watch the music videos for Connect-dead & What’s Mine

Slow Dissolve is available now!