Prog-rock foursome CHON has officially announced their upcoming tour with The Contortionist, set to kick off on May 9th in Kansas City, MO! CHON recently released their new full-length album Grow!

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“They play optimistic instrumental music with progressive chord changes and a deep, bouncing 

groove…super fast, super clean music pours out of the young four-piece.”

– Audiotree


San Diego, CA – March 31, 2015 – Prog-rock foursome CHON has officially announced their upcoming tour with The Contortionist, set to kick off on May 9th in Kansas City, MO! CHON recently released their new full-length album Grow! Following the success of two independently released EP’s, CHON signed with Sumerian Records (Asking Alexandria, Crosses, Animals as Leaders) to create this highly anticipated new album.


When a band has the ability to paint a mental picture of their surroundings using only the color and texture of their music, magic happens. CHON, made up of Mario Camarena(guitar), Nathan Camarena (drums), Erick Hansel (guitar), and Drew Pelisek (bass), creates that magic, captivating listeners with bright tones, infectious rhythmic groove, and complex guitar sorcery – furthering an illusion that the listener is there with the band on the beach, feet in the sand. Guitarists Camarena and Hansel lend their unique styles to the concept of “virtuoso,” seamlessly blending jazz and fusion influences with a contemporary fashion, and their signature “chill” factor sprinkled on top.

No strangers to the road, CHON has previously toured with Animals As Leaders and After The Burial, and have graced the lineups of notable festivals such as Skate & Surf Music Festival, South By So What?!, and Sunset Strip Music Festival. With credible touring already under their belt and a full schedule ahead of them, CHON is ready to raise the general population’s morale up a notch with Grow.


CHON officially released their new full-length album Grow on March 23, 2015. Stream Grow on ARTISTdirect, here: Purchase Grow on iTunes, here: For more information, please visit:




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Upcoming Shows:

**w/ Circa Survive


Apr 1 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note**

Apr 2 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown**

Apr 3 – Appleton, WI @ Lawrence University

Apr 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Nether Bar

Apr 6 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre**

Apr 7 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory**

Apr 8 – Portland, OR @ The Analog Cafe

Apr 9 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory**

Apr 10 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre**

Apr 11 – Visalia, CA @ Amigo Row

Apr 20 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock**

Apr 22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

Apr 24 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom

Apr 25 – Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop (Iowa State University)

Apr 26 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room**

Apr 28 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre**

Apr 29 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount**

Apr 30 – New York, NY @ The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall

May 1 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place**

May 2 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall**

May 3 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater**

May 4 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s

May 8 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean


Upcoming Shows:

w/ The Contortionist


5/09 – Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown

5/10 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

5/11 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

5/14 – El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall

5/15 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar

5/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

5/17 – Memphis, TN @ The Abbey

5/20 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

5/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

5/23 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

5/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Voltage Lounge

5/26 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

5/27 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

5/30 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter


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