Coachella Crowd Stronger Than A Perfect Circle’s No Camera Policy
Update, April 19, 10:25 a.m.: Unfortunately, APC’s attorneys are still pretty strong, so the original video got yanked. We’ve replaced it with whatever we’ve been able to find from the show, but the complete performance is no longer available. Sorry, slow poke.
A Perfect Circle played Coachella this past weekend, and unfortunately for them, the crowd was too big (or the fest’s organizers didn’t care) to enforce the band’s recent policy of not allowing camera use at their shows. As a result, the band’s entire set was filmed in 4K, which is now available for your viewing pleasure below. The PRP notes that “The show also marks one of their first performances with Failure’s Greg Edwards,” who is now filling in on guitar while James Iha does the Smashing Pumpkins reunion.
One pretty major bummer about this footage, though, which is not the fault of whomever filmed it: the setlist is weak sauce. It’s almost entirely material from the band’s somewhat disappointing new album, Eat the Elephant. They played one song from Mer de Noms. ONE! That’s bonkers. I’d be soooo pissed if I went to see them and they pulled that shit.
Maybe that’s just me.
Whatever. Here’s the footage: