A PERFECT CIRCLE OFFICIALLY BACK IN BUSINESS
Listen, I don’t think this is gonna come as a galloping shock to anyone given all the talk there’s already been about A Perfect Circle returning from their hiatus/break-up/whatever, but we just got a press release making it official. The band is apparently gonna get this party started with a five-city tour in the fall:
Shows in Phoenix (Marquee Theatre), Los Angeles (Avalon), Seattle (Showbox at The Market) and San Francisco (The Fillmore) will be three-night stops with each night featuring one of A Perfect Circle’s three albums in its entirety (Mer de Noms, Thirteenth Step and eMOTIVe). Las Vegas (The Pearl) will be a two-night outing (Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step).
The band will also play Jimmy Kimmel on October 27.
Two quick and random thoughts:
- The press release doesn’t say who will be in the line-up for this latest incarnation of APC; obviously Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel will be involved, but beyond that… who knows. I assume that drummer Josh Freese is back, as he’s the band’s only constant besides their singer and guitarist/songwriter, and I assume that previous bassist Jeordie “Twiggy Ramirez” White will not be back, since he has since returned to Marilyn Manson. So is James Iha still in the fold? What about Paz Lenchantin? I know I’m, like, one of three people who care who else is in the group, but, y’know. I do care, so pppfffftttt.
- Holy shit do I feel bad for the people who end up having to sit through eMOTIVe in its entirety. What a crock.
ANYWAY, presumably a new album and full tour will follow shortly. More info as we get it…