Maynard James Keenan dedicated the new album to his tour bandmate, singer Carina Round

February 7, 2018

A Perfect Circle have made our day perfect today. First, they have announced the release of their 14-year-awaited fourth album, titled Eat the Elephant. Second, this news droped together with the debut of their new song, ‘TalkTalk’. And, finally, they have published the list of new U.S. tour dates in addition to previously announced festival appearances.

Maynard James Keenan and Co. are to release the new album on April 20 via BMG, and it marks their first record since 2004’s eMOTIVe. In addition to new tracks, a couple of earlier singles, ‘The Doomed’ and ‘Disillusioned,’ have also landed on Eat The Elephant. The record also features a song from Douglas Adams with a peculiar title ‘So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.’ One of the upcoming album tracks is ‘TalkTalk’, which you can enjoy below:

The release date of A Perfect Circle’s highly anticipated album wasn’t a random choice: April 20 is the birthday of Carina Round, the singer who tours with Keenan’s other band, Puscifer. Here is how eloquently Keenan dedicated the album release to his bandmate:

“Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus, 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.”

Check out Eat the Elephant tracklisting below, as well as the detailed list of their tour dates in support of the upcoming release.

Eat the Elephant Tracklist:

1. “Eat the Elephant”
2. “Disillusioned”
3. “The Contrarian”
4. “The Doomed”
5. “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”
6. “TalkTalk”
7. “By and Down the River”
8. “Delicious”
9. “DLB”
10. “Hourglass”
11. “Feathers”
12. “Get the Lead Out”

A Perfect Circle Spring 2018 U.S. Tour Dates:

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

A Perfect Circle Spring 2018 Europe Tour Dates:

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

Rock am Ring 2018

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