A Perfect Circle release Eat The Elephant, the band’s fourth full-length album and first since 2004’s eMOTIVe, on April 20 via BMG.
The album arrives following years of anticipation and speculation, which reached a fever pitch as the outfit helmed by Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel launched their Fall 2017 tour with the release of “The Doomed” (http://smarturl.it/TheDoomedVideo). The band then ushered in the new year with the debut of the contemplative song, “Disillusioned” (http://smarturl.it/DisillusionedYT).
“Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus,” explains Keenan. “I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose. The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.”
“Demos are these precious ideas that you love in their initial state,” adds Howerdel. “Then you collaborate, invite other ideas, and watch them progress. That’s the dynamics and growth of a great record. I feel we’ve made a great record.”
Pre-orders for the 12-song album, which was co-produced by Dave Sardy (Autolux, Slayer), are available now (https://AperfectCircle.lnk.to/EatTheElephantPR) and come with instant digital downloads of “TalkTalk” (http://smarturl.it/TalkTalkVEVO), “Disillusioned” and “The Doomed.” Eat The Elephant is being released in multiple formats including digital, CD, double gatefold 180-gram vinyl and a box set with vinyl, CD and hi-res digital download as well as a prism and custom playing card deck. In advance of Record Store Day, a limited-edition independent retail exclusive version of the LP on white 180-gram vinyl with alternate cover will also be available.
Pre-orders can be found here: (https://AperfectCircle.lnk.to/EatTheElephantPR).
News of the album’s release arrives as the band announces a Spring tour, with several festival performances, including Coachella, Las Rageous, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma having been previously announced. A full list of tour dates, including the band’s first European outing since the 2004 release of eMOTIVe, are below.
April 14 Tucson, AZ Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium *
April 15 Indio, CA Coachella
April 17 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre *
April 18 San Jose, CA San Jose State University Events Center *
April 20 Las Vegas, NV Las Rageous Rock Festival
April 22 Indio, CA Coachella
May 12 Somserset, WI Northern Invasion
May 15 Omaha, NE Baxter Arena
May 16 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena
May 18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
May 22 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC *
May 25 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
May 26 Dallas, TX BFD 2018 at Starplex Pavilion
June 1 Nürburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring
June 2 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park
June 5 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
June 6 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
June 8 Aarhus, Denmark Northridge Festival
June 9 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle SOLD OUT
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 21 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg
June 24 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle
*- On-sale this Friday at 10 am local time (all other shows are on-sale now); Get an exclusive code for early access to tickets for Santa Barbara, San Jose and Birmingham shows with Eat The Elephant pre-order at this link: https://AperfectCircle.lnk.to/EatTheElephantPR/artiststore.
A Perfect Circle’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine).