Maynard James Keenan, frontman of TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE and PUSCIFER, has added Portland, Seattle and San Francisco dates to his upcoming "A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things" book tour, as well as second readings in Chicago and Washington, D.C. (both events had previously sold out).
An evening with Maynard James Keenan:
Nov. 09 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
Nov. 11 - New York, NY - The New York Society for Ethical Culture
Nov. 12 - Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (7 p.m. reading)
Nov. 12 - Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (10:30 p.m. reading)
Nov. 14 - Toronto, ON - Convocation Hall (University of Toronto)
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall (7 p.m. reading)
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall (10:30 p.m. reading)
Nov. 18 - Portland, OR - The Aladdin Theater
Nov. 19 - Seattle, WA - Kane Auditorium
Nov. 21 - San Francisco, CA - Herbst Theatre
General admission and VIP tickets for the Washington, D.C., Chicago, Portland and Seattle events are on-sale this Friday, August 5, at 10 a.m. San Francisco on-sale is Friday, August 5 at 12 noon. Tickets for the New York and Toronto dates are available now. Additional dates will be announced soon.
Keenan, who is known for not merely being protective about his personal life but at times pointedly cagey and misleading about his history, will participate in a moderated discussion about his authorized biography, "A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things", and his decision to share such intimate details about his life. The special evening will also include Keenan reading passages from "A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things" with a backdrop of never-before-seen photos and videos, as well as taking questions from the audience in what will be a rare moment of direct interaction between the elusive musician and the fans of his projects.
"A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things" presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led Maynard James Keenan to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes-surprising opportunities. Included throughout are passages in Keenan’s own words, often-humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative. Commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues rounds out the Sarah Jensen-penned memoir, with a foreword from American visionary artist and longtime Keenan friend Alex Grey. The biography arrives on November 8 via Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group.
Keenan told The Pulse Of Radio that Jensen was actually around for many of the formative events of his life. "She met me when I was doing music, which was in high school of course. High school plays, choir, all those performances. She saw me, you know, when I was going into the military, she saw me in all the sports activities that I was involved in, a lot of the poetry that I used to write back in high school, some of the publications that I was involved in back then...so she's seen all of that progression."