If you asked us, Maynard James Keenan really likes Nashville. The famed rocker shined with Tool at Bridgestone in early 2016, returned with Puscifer at TPAC later in the year, and then entertained an intimate audience at City Winery in support of his memoir A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things as the year came to an end. He’s starting 2017 off right, finally resurrecting beloved supergroup A Perfect Circle for a spring tour, which includes a date at Bridgestone Arena on May 3, their first Music City outing since 2001.
Formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Keenan, who have remained the core of the supergroup of rotating standout players, the latest touring members including bassist Matt McJunkins and drummer Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, Ashes Divide), and ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha. The latest tour is the band’s first since 2011, as they are still riding high on the success of their three records from the early 2000s. Unfortunately, the tour announcement doesn’t mention a new record, but comments made over the last few years seem to indicate that a long-awaited followup to 2004’s Emotive, is, in fact, in the works.
Tickets for the Nashville date go on-sale Friday Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. CST right here, and you can see the rest of the tour dates below.
April 7 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ The Pearl
April 8 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ The Pearl
April 10 – Phoenix, Arizona @ Comerica Theatre
April 11 – San Diego, California @ Open Air Theatre
April 13 – San Francisco, California @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 14 – Reno, Nevada @ Reno Event Center
April 15 – Sal Lake City, Utah @ Maverik Center
April 17 – Denver, Colorado @ 1st Bank Center
April 19 – Kansas City, Missouri @ Starlight Amphitheatre
April 20 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Chafietz Arena
April 22 – Tusla, Oklahoma @ BOK Center
April 23 – Grand Prairie, Texas @ Verizon Theatre
April 25 – Austin, Texas @ HEB Center at Cedar Park
April 26 – San Antonio, Texas @ Freeman Coliseum
April 27 – Houston, Texas @ Smart Financial Center
April 29 – Jacksonville, Florida @ Welcome to Rockville
April 30 – Fort Meyers, Florida @ Fort Rock Festival
May 2 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 3 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Bridgestone Arena
May 5 – Concord, North Carolina @ Carolina Rebellion
May 7 – Los Angeles, California @ Hollywood Bowl