Maynard James Keenan (TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE) returns to the road this spring, bringing his latest incarnation, the shape-shifting PUSCIFER, to cities throughout Eastern North America for an all encompassing evening of entertainment.
"Efforts to confine our beloved enigma to the Southwestern United States have been thwarted," said Keenan. "We are compelled beyond all reason to bring the noise Eastward and share our special sauce. Although authorities suggest you be prepared for any and all possibilities, we simply suggest you arrive happy and hungry."
Cities with two performances will feature two entirely different evenings of music, comedy and performances.
The dates are as follows:
Mar. 02 - Atlanta, GA - CW Center Stage
Mar. 03 - Atlanta, GA - CW Center Stage
Mar. 05 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theater
Mar. 06 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theater
Mar. 08 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts
Mar. 09 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts
Mar. 11 - New York, NY - Grand Ballroom
Mar. 12 - New York, NY - [to be announced]
Mar. 13 - New York, NY - Apollo Theater
Mar. 15 - Boston, MA - Berklee Academy of Music
Mar. 16 - Boston, MA - Berklee Academy of Music
Mar. 19 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theater
Mar. 20 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theater
Mar. 21 - Lorain, OH (Cleveland) - Lorain Theater
Mar. 23 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theater
Mar. 24 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theater
Mar. 26 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
Mar. 27 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
Mar. 29 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Mar. 30 - St Louis, MO - Roberts Orpheum Theater
Mar. 31 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Apr. 02 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theater
Apr. 03 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theater
While the concept for PUSCIFER came to Keenan in 1995, it wasn't until 2007 that the collective released their debut album, "V Is For Vagina", which was followed by a remix album fittingly titled "V Is For Viagra".
Valentine's Day 2009 saw the live debut of the outfit, as the group of musicians and comedians hosted a trio of performances at The Pearl inside the Palms Casino Resort in sin-city itself, Las Vegas. A fall 2009 tour wrapped up in early December with the group performing eighteen shows in eleven cities.
PUSCIFER features a rotating cast of players involved in the recordings, which includes the aforementioned Keenan as well as Mat Mitchell, Tim Alexander, Jonny Polonsky, Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Carina Round, Lustmord, Laura Milligan, Milla Jovovich, Gil and Rani Sharone, Danny Lohner, Josh Eustis, and Juliette Commagere.
On-sale dates will begin in early 2010 and vary by city. Pease visit Puscifer.com for full details.
"The Mission", the new video from PUSCIFER, can be viewed below. The clip, crafted by Meats Meier — who has had a long history with Keenan, including work with both TOOL and PUSCIFER — was filmed in downtown Los Angeles and features Meier's inordinate animation talent.
"The Mission" features both Keenan and actress Milla Jovovich on vocals and has received a significant amount of radio airplay throughout 2009. The previously unreleased song finally surfaced on the "C is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) E.P.", which was released on November 10.
"C is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) E.P." track listing:
01. Polar Bear
02. The Mission (Renholder Mix) (feat. Milla Jovovich)
03. Momma Sed (Alive @ Club Nokia)
04. Vagina Mine (Alive @ Club Nokia)
05. Potions (Deliverance Mix)
06. The Humbling River