A Perfect Circle Announce US Tour Dates

The melodic metal supergroup will be sweeping across the US from the end of May right through to August, but will it co-incide with a new album?

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A Perfect Circle will be touring across the US soon, kicking off in May before a more focused tour from the end of June.

Fans will be hoping the wealth of dates are to promote a new album, since the group haven't released a fresh LP since their era of self-remixes in "eMOTIVe" in 2004. But according to comments from singer Maynard James Keenan last September, they might never release an album again.

"Personally I'm not really into albums anymore," he told Seattle's KISW radio show.

"[We] might be more going back to the singles. The days of the singles market makes a lot more sense at this point. We have no label, so neither Billy nor I are really into kicking down hundreds of thousands of dollars to record a record and put it out."

Regardless, the band will no doubt present a storming live show at every one of the following dates.

05/22 Rock On The Range - Columbus, OH 06/29 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR 06/30 Showare Center - Kent, WA 07/02 Boonstock Festival - Gibbons, AL 07/04 Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB 07/06 Roy Wilkins Auditorium - St. Paul, MN 07/08 Fox Theatre - Detroit, MI 07/09 Edgefest - Toronto, ON 07/12 Bank Of America Pavilion - Boston, MA 07/13 Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY 07/15 Beacon Theatre - New York, NY 07/16 Penn's Landing (Festival Pier) - Philadelphia, PA 07/17 Constitution Hall - Washington, DC 07/19 Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC 07/20 The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA 07/22 Freeman Coliseum - San Antonio, TX 07/23 Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX 07/25 Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ 07/28 Gibson Amphitheater - Los Angeles, CA 07/29 Memorial Auditorium - Sacramento, CA 07/30 The Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA 08/02 Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Denver, CO 08/09 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA

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    CoreysMonster
    will102387 wrote: And how many of them are professional musicians?
    What does being a professional musician have to do with the fact that you can easily make an amazing sounding album these days without spending anywhere near 100 grand?
    halfj06
    your telling me apc cant get a record deal if they really wanted to put out another album?
    EvilAngel93
    CoreysMonster wrote: will102387 wrote: And how many of them are professional musicians? What does being a professional musician have to do with the fact that you can easily make an amazing sounding album these days without spending anywhere near 100 grand?
    ....tradition?
    cRACk mONKEyTTU
    UnoriginalUsern wrote: Much as I'd love to see APC, the prices kicking around are completely unreasonable.
    Tickets haven't gone on sale yet. If you want to go, keep checkin news for when they go on sale and buy a ticket from the venue, not that hard and it will probably be around $60. And for everyone saying that Tool isnt making an album, you are retarded. It takes them a while to write it, which they are in the process of right now. After the music is done, Maynard pieces all of the lyrics in like a puzzle, but the music probably won't be done til Fall after APC is done touring. Give them a break tho, they've toured every year since 10,000 days has come out except 2008, quite a bit of stuff going on for them, particularly Maynard who also has Puscifer.
    LordErtai
    Tool the best group of musicians since Zeppelin or Rush. The only thing the younger generation has to offer in terms of skill, composition, and attitude.
    spitch
    CoreysMonster wrote: looks like Maynard is pretty much quitting on music now aside from a few sporadic shows here and there. I guess we can kiss a new Tool record goodbye. BS!!! The official TOOL site has comments from Danny Carey saying they are jamming and working on ideas for a new Tool album!!! checked.
    Octavarium85
    EvilAngel93 wrote: strat0blaster wrote: On topic, way to completely bypass Houston. We're only the fourth-largest city in the nation. EVERY band I like gives this town the shaft for touring....
    My thoughts exactly. Thankfully they're at least coming to San Antonio. I'm definitely going to try and go to that one.
    MozSmith1
    I'd prefer a Puscifer tour. Only cause i saw APC 3 nights playing all Albums front to back last year (Plus APC mini show on Jimmy Kimmel). So maybe that's just me. Plus, i'd honestly like to see him wrapping up the tool album (unless they're just in post production and don't need him there consistently.) I would like to see more attention to Puscifer. To the album statements, Billy has a full blown studio in his basement. They can easily do the whole album slowly/cheaply in that studio and self distribute, giving them a bigger cut of the profits.
    themetalpig
    CoreysMonster wrote: looks like Maynard is pretty much quitting on music now aside from a few sporadic shows here and there. I guess we can kiss a new Tool record goodbye. checked.
    I'd take everything Maynard says with a grain of salt. He's been known to mess with interviewers.
    SwamToTheMoon
    As mentioned above, it's awesome they're showing up in Winnipeg almost a year to the day after Tool. At the best sounding venue in the city yet!
    Tatersalad810
    EvilAngel93 wrote: On topic, way to completely bypass Houston. We're only the fourth-largest city in the nation. EVERY band I like gives this town the shaft for touring....
    Dude are you kidding me? I went to 3 shows last summer in Houston and drove 6 hours for all of them (I live where NOBODY goes). Everybody goes through there at some point, if they don't it's because they went through it the year prior. Anyway yay for SA, living in Austin this summer is really going to rock!
    CountWondracula
    BassFishin wrote: Guess we can count them out of Lolla! (They were a rumored act) Damn!
    It's the 5th thru the 7th this year. Let's keep are fingers crossed
    SPFAN20
    Seeing them on the first show of the tour...Rock on the Range!!!! Anyone else going?
    biff022
    CoreysMonster wrote: looks like Maynard is pretty much quitting on music now aside from a few sporadic shows here and there. I guess we can kiss a new Tool record goodbye. Not true at all. Tool are currently writing. Carey has been quoted as hoping to have the record done (and possibly released) before the end of the year. MJK has been quoted as saying they will continue to make music as Tool until "one of them is dead." Just don't expect vast touring, but there will be more Tool albums. checked.
    will102387
    strat0blaster wrote: Really? In what alternate reality does putting out a good album cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to put out? I know guys that record with an interface into their laptop and get a good mix with Ableton.
    And how many of them are professional musicians?
    axethrower13
    I LOVE tool but prefer APC. Although TOOL is far more complex and badass, the harmonies in APC are the best in modern rock. already saw em phx on their mini tour a few months ago and seeing them again in july. No APC for many years then suddenly seeing them live twice in 6 months, sweeeet.
    EvilAngel93
    strat0blaster wrote: Maynard said: neither Billy nor I are really into kicking down hundreds of thousands of dollars to record a record and put it out. Really? In what alternate reality does putting out a good album cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to put out? I know guys that record with an interface into their laptop and get a good mix with Ableton.
    True statement, but I imagine that for professional musicians, they'd want to do everything they can to put out a good record. Also, there's production, all the people hired, electricians....essentially everyone in the whole "thank you" section of an album booklet. The record company's a huge part of it too since they do all the advertising & marketing for a band, though I bet APC could pull it off independent since they're already a reasonably popular band. On topic, way to completely bypass Houston. We're only the fourth-largest city in the nation. EVERY band I like gives this town the shaft for touring....
    areese82
    APC is a great band and an awesome live act but I'd much rather hear some new Tool
    goddamncanadian
    07/04 Centennial Concert Hall - Winnipeg, MB What an excellent way to commerate the 1 year anniversary of Tool's last visit through town.
    CoreysMonster
    looks like Maynard is pretty much quitting on music now aside from a few sporadic shows here and there. I guess we can kiss a new Tool record goodbye. checked.
    strat0blaster
    Maynard said: neither Billy nor I are really into kicking down hundreds of thousands of dollars to record a record and put it out.
    Really? In what alternate reality does putting out a good album cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to put out? I know guys that record with an interface into their laptop and get a good mix with Ableton.
    ThatFlyingThing
    will102387 wrote: strat0blaster wrote: Really? In what alternate reality does putting out a good album cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to put out? I know guys that record with an interface into their laptop and get a good mix with Ableton. And how many of them are professional musicians?
    Two words: The Gorillaz. I prefer the iPad album MANY times over Plastic Beach, and if that isn't budget, I don't know what is :/ Besides, with companies like Amplitube and others making these new, low-cost recording solutions like every other week, there really isn't any excuse about cost, unless $100 per microphone for the drums and vocals are too much to ask for somebody who's very profession it is to utilize these things. It'd be the equivalent of the carpenter who doesn't want to shell out the cash for a hammer and tape measurer.