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A Perfect Circle Announce U.S. Tour, Begin Work on New LP

Band's first full-scale run in six years kicks off in April

A Perfect Circle announced an U.S. tour, their first in six years, and revealed they've started work on a new LP.
A Perfect Circle Announce U.S. Tour, Begin Work on New LP

A Perfect Circle will embark on their first tour in six years with a 20-date U.S. run this spring. The trek launches with two performances in Las Vegas on April 7th and 8th and concludes with their previously announced May 7th show at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl.

The tour also includes a trio of festival spots: Welcome to Rockville (April 29th in Jacksonville, Florida), Fort Rock Festival (April 30th in Ft. Myers, Florida) and Carolina Rebellion (May 5th in Charlotte, North Carolina). Tickets for non-festival shows go on sale Friday, January 13th at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl date are currently on sale.

The band also revealed they've started work on their first studio album since 2004's eMOTIVe. "Getting back to writing music with A Perfect Circle is a great way to start the new year," guitarist Billy Howerdel said in a statement.

A Perfect Circle's current lineup includes Howerdel, singer Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), guitarist James Iha (formerly of Smashing Pumpkins), bassist Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal) and drummer Jeff Friedl (Puscifer).

Howerdel and Keenan announced the Hollywood Bowl show in November during a discussion as part of the singer's book tour behind his new memoir A Perfect Union of Contrary Things. In a 2013 Alternative Nation interview, the guitarist said he had "75 percent" of the band's next LP "ready to go." However, he noted that progress could shift once Keenan became involved in the process.

"All those things can change and get ripped up, or maybe stay the same," he said. "He might just sing over them the way they are, and then I’ll tighten them up from there. Time will tell, in the beginning of the band that’s the way it was. I had songs that were pretty well realized, and Maynard sang on them. Who knows, it could go back to that or we could find a different direction."

A Perfect Circle last performed in May 2014 with a pair of L.A. shows celebrating Keenan's 50th birthday. The previous year, the band released a greatest hits compilation, Three Sixty, and a live box set.

A Perfect Circle 2017 Tour Dates

April 7, 8:  Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
April 10: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
April 11: San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre
April 13: San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic
April 14: Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
April 15: Salt Lake City @ Maverik Center
April 17: Denver, CO @ 1st Bank Center
April 19: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Amphitheatre
April 20: St. Louis, MO @ Chafietz Arena
April 22: Tulsa, OK @  BOK Center
April 23: Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
April 25: Austin, TX @ HEB Center at Cedar Park
April 26: San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
April 27: Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Center
April 29: Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
April 30: Ft. Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
May 2: Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 3: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 5: Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 7: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl