A Perfect Circle announce US tour + new album
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We're still waiting for a new album announcement by Tool, but another Maynard James Keenan band is hitting the stage once again. A Perfect Circle announced today (Jan. 9) they will head out on their first tour in six years this spring. The tour runs through 20 US dates and kicks off April 7 with a two night stint in Las Vegas. Shows will wrap up with their previously announced performance at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on May 7. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 AM. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl show are currently on sale.

The tour will also feature festival appearances at Welcome to Rockville (April 29th in Jacksonville, Florida), Fort Rock Festival (April 30th in Ft. Myers, Florida) and Carolina Rebellion (May 5th in Charlotte, North Carolina). Check out the complete list of dates below.

As if that wasn't exciting enough, the band also revealed they're working on a new album. In a statement, guitarist Billy Howerdel said " "Getting back to writing music with A Perfect Circle is a great way to start the new year."

The band's last studio album was 2004's eMOTIVE, a collection of cover songs. Their last performance occurred in 2014 to celebrate Keenan's 50th birthday. In 2013, A Perfect Circle released the greatest hits compilation, Three Sixty, along with a live box set.

Last year saw the release of Keenan's first memoir, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things, which he supported with a book tour.

April 7 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
April 8 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
April 10 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
April 11 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre
April 13 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic
April 14 Reno, NV Reno Event Center
April 15 Salt Lake City Maverik Center
April 17 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center
April 19 Kansas City, MO Starlight Amphitheatre
April 20 St. Louis, MO Chafietz Arena
April 22 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 23 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
April 25 Austin, TX HEB Center at Cedar Park
April 26 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
April 27 Houston, TX Smart Financial Center
April 29 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
April 30 Ft. Myers, FL Fort Rock Festival
May 2 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
May 5 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion
May 7 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl