After a 13-year run with the band, drummer Josh Freese
has decided to leave A PERFECT CIRCLE
"with no plans of returning," he writes on his Twitter
profile. "Apologies to those inquiring about the upcoming shows," he adds.A PERFECT CIRCLE
will perform one show in 2012 — on December 29 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. A PERFECT CIRCLE
recently confirmed its participation in the 2013 edition of the Soundwave Festival
, which kicks off February 23 in Brisbane, Australia. A PERFECT CIRCLE
toured North America for the first time in six years last summer. These were the band's first live dates since a mini-tour they did in the fall of 2010, in which they played each of their three studio albums over the course of three nights in five cities.
The 2010-2011 lineup of A PERFECT CIRCLE
included singer Maynard James Keenan
, guitarist-songwriter Billy Howerdel
, former SMASHING PUMPKINS
guitarist James Iha
and bassist Matt McJunkins
.A PERFECT CIRCLE
currently does not have a record deal.