A Perfect Circle Release 2D Clip for ‘The Contrarian’ + Extend North American Tour
A Perfect Circle have released another 2D video from Eat the Elephant, their first album in fourteen years. The clip for "The Contrarian," which can be viewed above, is the latest in a series from the companion film to the album which was directed by Steven Sebring. The band has also announced a host of new shows to extend their North American tour, including an appearance at this year’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience and additional headlining gigs.
The full list of upcoming APC tour dates can be found below, with tickets for the newly added headlining dates on-sale this Friday (June 15) at 10am local time.
For the hologram album, A Perfect Circle linked up with Sebring, a Sundance award-winning filmmaker who directed Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band and Dream of Life, for a unique addition to the deluxe box set offering of Eat the Elephant. Taking a prism, which comes with the set, and placing it on a smartphone, a holographic accompaniment to the album is generated in the form of a film which runs for the duration of the album.
Eat The Elephant debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and topped the Rock, Independent and Alternative Album charts. The box set can be ordered via this location.
“It is very much a combined experience of the tactile and the visual," says singer Maynard James Keenan in an interview with Billboard about the hologram film. “I come from an era where the physical pieces were something that you cherished. Double-gate foldout with the big images, the interaction of putting vinyl on a turntable I think is lost in the digital age...something like this brings back that visual excitement for people.”
A Perfect Circle 2018 North American Tour Dates
Oct. 20 – West Valley City, Utah @ Maverik Center
Oct. 22 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Oct. 24 – Austin, Tex. @ Austin 360 Amphitheatre
Oct. 26–28 – New Orleans, La. @ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience *
Oct. 29 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Fox Theatre
Oct. 30 – Orlando, Fla. @ CFE Arena
Nov. 01 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Bojangles’ Coliseum
Nov. 02 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Nov. 03 – Lexington, Ky. @ Rupp Arena *
Nov. 06 – New York, N.Y. @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Nov. 07 – Baltimore, Md. @ UMBC Events Center *
Nov. 09 – Detroit, Mich. @ Masonic Temple Theatre (WRIF Radio Show) *
Nov. 11 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Armory (93X Radio Show) *
Nov. 13 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ U.S. Cellular Center *
Nov. 14 – Park City, Kans. @ Hartman Arena *
Nov. 17 – Anaheim, Calif. @ The Theatre at Honda Center
Nov. 18 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
Nov. 20 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
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