Maynard James Keenan, frontman of TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE and PUSCIFER, will embark on a book tour this fall to accompany the release of his authorized biography, "A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things", with the first two dates confirmed for November 9 at Nashville's City Winery and November 16 at Thalia Hall in Chicago.
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 the book 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.
Tickets for the Nashville and Chicago events are on sale this Friday. Additional dates will be announced soon.
"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."