A Perfect Circle

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Apr 25, 2002
I heard at one point that they weren't going to do anything ever again, but then I thought I read somewhat recently that they were going to make a new album? Anyone know anything? I was just soakin' Mer De Noms after pullin' it out of the archives and got curious......


Complete O.G.
Jun 25, 2002
Gimcheon, South Korea
Yep, you're right. There has been word from extremely trustable sources on the toolnavy forums that APC is going to release another one. Its going to have vocals but they will be very ambient and beat-driven.. aka "the music comes first", as it always does in bands like that. The word comes from the same two guys that posted the exact 10,000 Days tracklist over 5 months before it was released, and no one believed them. Some people think its actually a couple members of APC itself.

Either way i can almost guarantee APC will have a 3rd official album, without Maynard, but I bet you ANYTHING he will feature on at least 2 of the tracks. In fact I fucking guarantee it. He knows whats up with it.
Mar 18, 2003
New Music From A PERFECT CIRCLE On The Way? - Dec. 9, 2008

TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan told The Pulse of Radio last week that he and guitarist Billy Howerdel have been working on some fresh material for A PERFECT CIRCLE, the group they formed in 2000 while Keenan had time off from TOOL, but which has been inactive since 2004. However, Keenan revealed that the band might just post a couple of new songs online instead of doing an entire album. "I doubt if we'll do any touring or, you know, do a full album," he said. "We might do some one-off shows here and there if the timing's right and it seems like a good vibe and a smart thing to do. But most likely we'll just kind of concentrate on, you know, one or two songs at a time, rather than investing all the time and money and effort into making those plastic discs that no one cares about anymore."

A PERFECT CIRCLE released its debut disc, "Mer de Noms", in 2000, followed by "Thirteenth Step" in 2003 and a collection of anti-war cover songs, "Emotive", in 2004.

Members of the group have included MARILYN MANSON bassist Jeordie White, a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and NINE INCH NAILS drummer Josh Freese.

Howerdel launched a new band called ASHES DIVIDE earlier this year, although the group is rumored to have broken up already.

Keenan has set February 13 and February 14 as the dates for the live debut of his side act PUSCIFER at the 2,500-seat Pearl concert theatre at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The shows will reportedly feature a loose collection of musicians, comedians and other artists in a cabaret-type performance.

TOOL has been on vacation since early 2008, although Keenan said that he expects the band to begin writing a new album sometime next year.


::crosses fingers::
Mar 18, 2003
Bunch of news from wiki. Sorry I didn't feel like editing out the source numbers and dont know how to auto-parse them into the forum. But great news from one of my favorite bands ever.

Return (2008-present)

On December 9, 2008, blabbermouth.net reported that Keenan had announced on The Pulse of Radio that he and Howerdel have been writing new music for A Perfect Circle. However, Keenan also said that the band has no plans to resume full-scale touring, or even to write and record a new album. Instead, they will focus on "one or two songs at a time", which will most likely be released via the Internet, rather than on compact disc. Keenan jokingly mentioned that CDs have become "plastic discs that no one cares about anymore."[5]

On September 17, 2009, Keenan confirmed that new material from A Perfect Circle was on the way during a live radio interview with BJ Shea on Seattle rock station KISW.[49]

On August 3, 2010, Howerdel stated at his Twitter account that "The APC dust is shaking off!". Later on, Josh Freese posted via Facebook "I'm happy to report that A Perfect Circle is waking up from it's 6 year slumber...and we're going to be 'doing stuff' soon." The official A Perfect Circle Twitter then posted an update saying "Go tell Aunt Rosie... The old grey goose is dead not" with links to the Twitter accounts of Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, Troy Van Leeuwen's band Sweethead, Matt McJunkins, Danny Lohner, Paz Lenchantin and Maynard James Keenan. A later tweet was also directed towards James Iha. All of them were past members or contributors to A Perfect Circle with the exception of McJunkins, who was a touring member of Howerdel's other band, Ashes Divide, and Keenan's Puscifer project.

On September 13, 2010 the band later announced tour dates in which they would be playing the entirety of each of their three albums at each concert, with one album being played per night.[50] It was also announced that the line-up would consist of Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, Matt McJunkins, and James Iha.

There have been conflicting reports as to what degree the band will be releasing new material. In June 2010, Keenan stated that he was working on a fourth LP for A Perfect Circle [51] However, when asked again in August 2010, his answer was "Maybe. Personally I’m not really into albums anymore. 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."[52] Howerdel, in a September 2010 interview, said that he had been working on demos for the last 3 to 4 years, and that it was up to Keenan as to which songs would be A Perfect Circle songs, and which ones may end up being Ashes Divide songs.[53] It's still undecided as to if new songs will be played at the 2010 concerts, as none of the songs are finished yet, and the band is trying to "remind everybody" who they are at these concerts.[54] There is also the possibility of a live concert DVD and more concerts in 2011, depending on how far along Tool and Maynard are with their next album.[55]
Mar 18, 2003
Oh yeah, and their SOLD OUT upcoming Fall tour:

Thursday, November 04 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ Sold Out
Friday, November 05 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ Sold Out
Saturday, November 06 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ Sold Out
Monday, November 08 Avalon Los Angeles, CA Sold Out
Tuesday, November 09 Avalon Los Angeles, CA Sold Out
Wednesday, November 10 Avalon Los Angeles, CA Sold Out
Friday, November 12 The Showbox at The Market Seattle, WA Sold Out
Saturday, November 13 The Showbox at The Market Seattle, WA Sold Out
Sunday, November 14 The Showbox at The Market Seattle, WA Sold Out
Tuesday, November 16 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA Sold Out
Wednesday, November 17 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA Sold Out
Thursday, November 18 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA Sold Out
Saturday, November 20 The Pearl (@ The Palms) Las Vegas, NV Sold Out
Sunday, November 21 The Pearl (@ The Palms) Las Vegas, NV Sold Out

You'll notice that they are in each city for 3 days. The way I understand it, they are going to play one of the three albums in their entirety each night. I don't know if a single ticket gets you into all three or if you actually need three tickets. You'll have to use a service such as stubhub, craigslist, eBay, etc. to get them.
Mar 18, 2003
Were you at that SF venue some years ago when Maynard was lurking in the shadows for most of the show singing? They were there with The Mars Volta; anyways, if you were, I was at that show too. It was pretty dope.
Sep 17, 2006
damn I would've loved to go, but I 've seen them live with the mars volta. Tool's last album was ass though.

wha-wha whaaaat?? Are you out of your fucking mind?

Nah I'm just kidding, and although I didn't care much for Intension and Right in Two, calling 10,000 Days ass is a little much don't you think?

Dead Blue

Smokin Bud
Nov 14, 2008
Im not too fond of this whole singles idea they're talking about. However if they each come with a bonus track or two then I could just burn everything as an album and then be good.

Glad to hear they're awakening.
Mar 18, 2003
Sunday, May 22 Crew Stadium Columbus, OH
Wednesday, June 29 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR
Thursday, June 30 Showare Center Kent, WA
Saturday, July 02 Boonstock Gibbons, AB
Monday, July 04 Centennial Concert Hall Winnipeg, MB
Wednesday, July 06 Roy Wilkins Auditorium St. Paul, MN
Friday, July 08 Fox Theatre Detroit, MI
Saturday, July 09 Downsview Park Toronto, ON
Tuesday, July 12 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA
Wednesday, July 13 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
Friday, July 15 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
Saturday, July 16 Penn's Landing - Festival Pier Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, July 17 Constitution Hall Washington, DC
Tuesday, July 19 Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
Wednesday, July 20 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Friday, July 22 Freeman Coliseum San Antonio, TX
Saturday, July 23 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX
Monday, July 25 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Tuesday, July 26 SDSU Open Air Theatre San Diego, CA
Thursday, July 28 Gibson Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA
Friday, July 29 Memorial Auditorium Sacramento, CA
Saturday, July 30 The Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA

Tuesday, August 02 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver, CO
Tuesday, August 09 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 18, 2003
Yeah I looked at the prices for the Berkeley show and they were also around $65. Not gonna lie, even that is expensive. And APC is one of my favorite bands. I paid less than that to see them with The Mars Volta.