Alternative rock supergroup A Perfect Circle have announced their signing with Bertelsmann Music Group, a.k.a BMG Music Publishing. A Perfect Circle began as a musical project by Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan and Ashes Divide guitarist Billy Howerdel in 1999. Since its inception, the band has hosted a fluid line-up of musicians contributing their talents to the band’s work over the years. A Perfect Circle has released three studio albums to date, Mer de Noms (2000), Thirteenth Step (2003), and Emotive (stylized eMOTIVe) (2004).
According to a press release issued Thursday morning, March 30, the band has signed on with BMG and is currently in the studio working on material for their first album in thirteen years to be released via BMG. They have also announced new dates for their Spring tour which kicks off April 6. The band's current incarnation hosts the talents of Howerdel, Keenan, James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Devo/The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal/The Beta Machine).
Of the signing, Howerdel said, "We just signed a new record deal with BMG! Looking forward to sharing new music with you soon. New APC-2017!"
BMG Recorded Music EVP John Cohen added, “We’re thrilled to welcome A Perfect Circle to BMG and excited to present their highly-anticipated new music to the world. Their uncompromising approach, vision, and legion of fans have made them one of the most artistic and commercially successful acts in rock.”
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April 6 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
April 7 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
April 8 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
April 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Arena
April 11- San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre
April 13 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 14 - Reno, NV - Reno Event Center
April 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverick Center
April 17- Broomfield, CO -1stBank Center (Get tickets)
April 19 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Amphitheatre
April 20- St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena (Get tickets)
April 22- Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
April 23- Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Get tickets)
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- Jetblue Park - Fort Rock (Get tickets)
May 2- Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 3- Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
May 5- Charlotte, N.C - Carolina Rebellion
May 7- Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl