A Perfect Circle is touring for the first time in six years, performing each of their three albums in their entirety live. To celebrate the band's kick-off date tomorrow in Tempe, Arizona, SPIN has exclusive photos of Maynard James Keenan and crew rehearsing in their Los Angeles studio. (That's guitarist James Iha pictured above.)
The photos, provided by the band, are deliberately arty and pulled-back just the way band likes it. Still, A Perfect Circle's photographer Tim Cadiente manages to capture a raw, documentary vibe with his images.
Click through to see the group at work and check back the rest of the week for full reports from the band's first three shows.
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