Maynard James Keenan

Listen: A Perfect Circle Take 14 Years To Release New Album

Maynard James Keenan can do whatever the hell he wants. At 53 years-old he’s done more than most will ever do, signing in not one, but three successful bands (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer.) Yes, he bought a winery. Yes, he named it after a pubic wig (Merkin Winery.)

He can also wait 14 years with A Perfect Circle before releasing a new album. “In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder,” he said about the new album which should be released sometime next year on BMG.

The band is teasing the album with an early release of the track “The Doomed.”

Catch A Perfect Circle on tour:

10/21 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/23 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
10/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
10/26 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
10/28 – Toluca, MX @ Knotfest Mexico
10/30 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
11/01 – Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena
11/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Tidal Theater at Barclays Center
11/04 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
11/05 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
11/07 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
11/08 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
11/10 – Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Center
11/11 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
11/12 – Syracuse, NY @ The OnCenter Arena
11/14 – Montreal, QC @ Laval Centre
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
11/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
11/19 – Highland Heights, KY @ BB&T Arena
11/21 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
11/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The DeltaPlex Arena
11/24 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
11/25 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel EnergyCenter
11/28 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
11/30 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Coliseum
12/01 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
12/02 – Portland, OR @ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
12/04 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Center

Motörhead Vodka

Four band-endorsed boozes

For some, plastering a band name on a bottle of booze is nothing more than a marketing gimmick. Others, like Maynard James Keenan, pour everything into their creations. However you define the following, here are a few band-name beverages to request at your next show.

Maynard James Keenan

Interview: Maynard James Keenan’s desert adventures — in winemaking

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“Man Overboard”

Puscifer: “Man Overboard”

While the world’s been caught up with his musical prowess, Maynard James Keenan — the essential vocalist for Tool and A Perfect Circle and the creative lead for Puscifer — has spent the past decade teasing secrets from the soil of Verde Valley, Arizona, bottling stories squeezed from the vine.