The Maynard James Keenan-fronted supergroup A Perfect Circle have been playing new songs live and talking about their first album since 2004 for a while now. A release date is still unknown (we just know it's their "their forthcoming BMG debut"), but first, they did confirm a March 9 release of a 10" single featuring two songs from the album (pre-order). One side will have "The Doomed," which APC released in 2017, and the other will have the brand new song "Disillusioned," which just came out on New Year's Day. Compared to "The Doomed," "Disillusioned" is lighter on the aggression and heavier on the psychedelic atmosphere, and it's pretty damn promising. Listen to that and watch the video for "The Doomed" below.
A Perfect Circle -- whose current lineup has Maynard joined by Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine) -- are playing 2018 US festivals Las Rageous, Northern Invasion, and Rock on the Range, before touring Europe. If you're catching them at a non-festival date, you might want to keep your cellphone hidden. All dates are listed below.
In other news, the latest update on Maynard's band Tool's long-awaited new album is that Tom Morello says he's heard some of it and it's "epic, majestic, symphonic, brutal, beautiful, tribal, mysterious, deep, sexy and VERY Tool." It's supposedly out this year.
A Perfect Circle -- 2018 Tour Dates
April 20 Las Vegas, NV Las Rageous
May 12 Somerset, WI Northern Invasion
May 18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
June 1 Nürburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring
June 2 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park
June 5 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
June 6 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
June 8 Aarhus, Denmark Northridge Festival
June 9 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle