A PERFECT CIRCLE has returned from its self-imposed hiatus. The band, led by Maynard James Keenan (TOOL, PUSCIFER) and Billy Howerdel (ASHES DIVIDE), will embark on a five-city tour this fall (dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced shortly). Shows in Phoenix (Marquee Theatre), Los Angeles (Avalon), Seattle (Showbox at The Market) and San Francisco (The Fillmore) will be three-night stops, with each night featuring one of A PERFECT CIRCLE's three albums ("Mer de Noms", "Thirteenth Step" and "eMOTIVe") in its entirety. Las Vegas (The Pearl) will be a two-night outing ("Mer de Noms" and "Thirteenth Step").
In other news, A PERFECT CIRCLE will perform on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on October 27.
A PERFECT CIRCLE has sold four million records in the U.S. After the band announced its hiatus in 2005, Keenan focused on TOOL , launched the multimedia project PUSCIFER and worked on his burgeoning Arizona vineyards. Howerdel went on to form ASHES DIVIDE, which released its debut album, "Keep Telling Myself It's Alright", in 2008.
Maynard James Keenan has been promoting his PUSCIFER project and "Blood Into Wine", the documentary about his Arizona vineyard business, while also touring with TOOL and reportedly prepping a new album with them.
Keenan hinted to The Pulse of Radio last year that A PERFECT CIRCLE could be making new music in 2010, although whether a full-length album was in the works remained to be seen.
Keenan made a surprise appearance during a show by Howerdel's other band, ASHES DIVIDE, at the Viper Room in Los Angeles in June, and the pair also performed together a few days earlier at the E3 video game convention.
The last A PERFECT CIRCLE record, a collection of political cover songs called "Emotive", was released in 2004.