A Perfect Circle Plot Summer Tour

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A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel in November 2010 / Photo by Luke Holwerda
WRITTEN BY
William Goodman

After a six-year hiatus, alt-rock supergroup A Perfect Circle reformed early last fall for a U.S. tour, and on Monday the quintet announced an upcoming summer trek that will end almost exactly one year after the initial news of their reunion. Which makes A Perfect Circle's return, like, almost a perfect circle.

The band -- Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Josh Freese (Weezer, Devo) and Matt McJunkins (Puscifer) -- will kick off the 23-date trek in May, beginning at Ohio's Rock on the Range festival. They'll cross the country from Portland, OR, to New York City, playing big arenas, coliseums, and ballrooms along the way.

What's next for Keenan after the jaunt? Well, in September he'll most likely return to his Arizona vineyard to harvest grapes for his Caduceus Wines brand.

More material from Tool is also in the works. "They are getting together and writing," Keenan said last fall of his bandmates drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and bassist Justin Chancellor. "I'll be popping back into L.A. soon to check in."

A Perfect Circle tour dates:
5/22, Columbus, OH (Rock on the Range)
6/29, Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
6/30, Kent, WA (Showare Center)
7/2, Gibbons, AL (Boonstock Festival)
7/4, Winnipeg, MB (Centennial Concert Hall)
7/6, St. Paul, MN (Roy Wilkins Auditorium)
7/8, Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre)
7/9, Toronto, ON (Edgefest)
7/12, Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
7/13, New York, NY (Hammerstein Ballroom)
7/15, New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
7/16, Philadelphia, PA (Penn's Landing - Festival Pier)
7/17, Washington, DC (Constitution Hall)
7/19, Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre)
7/20, Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle)
7/22, San Antonio, TX (Freeman Coliseum)
7/23, Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre)
7/25, Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)
7/28, Los Angeles, CA (Gibson Amphitheater)
7/29, Sacramento, CA (Memorial Auditorium)
7/30, Berkeley, CA (The Greek Theatre)
8/2, Denver, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
8/9, Pittsburgh, PA (Stage AE)

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