Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) returns to the road this spring, bringing his latest incarnation, the shape-shifting Puscifer, to cities throughout Eastern North America for an all encompassing evening of entertainment that Spin Magazine described as an "X-rated episode of Hee-Haw," the Las Vegas Review Journal dubbed as "a performance art spectacle" and the Salt Lake Tribune said the event "...challenged our preconceptions of what to expect from a rock show."
"Efforts to confine our beloved enigma to the Southwestern United States have been thwarted." said Keenan. "We are compelled beyond all reason to bring the noise Eastward and share our special sauce. Although authorities suggest you be prepared for any and all possibilities, we simply suggest you arrive happy and hungry."
Cities with two performances will feature two entirely different evenings of music, comedy and performances.
March 2 Atlanta, GA CW Center Stage
March 3 Atlanta, GA CW Center Stage
March 5 Washington, DC Lincoln Center
March 6 Washington, DC Lincoln Center
March 8 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
March 9 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
March 11 New York, NY Grand Ballroom
March 13 New York, NY Apollo Theater
March 15 Boston, MA Berklee Academy of Music
March 16 Boston, MA Berklee Academy of Music
March 19 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theater
March 20 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theater
March 21 Lorain, OH Lorain Theater
March 23 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theater
March 24 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theater
March 26 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
March 27 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
March 29 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
March 30 St. Louis, MO Roberts Orpheum Theater
March 31 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
April 2 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theater
April 3 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theater
While the concept for Puscifer came to Keenan in 1995, it wasn't until 2007 that the collective released their debut album, V is for V*****, which was followed by a remix album fittingly titled V is for V*****. Valentine's Day 2009 saw the live debut of the outfit, as the group of musicians and comedians hosted a trio of performances at The Pearl inside the Palms Casino Resort in sin-city itself, Las Vegas. A Fall 2009 tour wrapped up in early December with the group performing eighteen shows in eleven cities. Puscifer's recently released a six-song EP titled C is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference HERE) EP.
Puscifer features a rotating cast of players involved in the recordings, which includes the aforementioned Keenan as well as Mat Mitchell, Tim Alexander, Jonny Polonsky, Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Carina Round, Lustmord, God, Laura Milligan, Milla Jovovich Gil & Rani Sharone, Danny Lohner, Josh Eustis, and Juliette Commagere.
On sale dates will begin in early 2010 and vary by city, please visit Puscifer.com for full details.