Show Preview: Pucifier – A perfect Circle – and Failure – at The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – May 10 and 11, 2014
February 26, 2014
From deep in the heart of Arizona hails the ever illusive and mysterious Maynard James Keenan. He is known in Arizona for his being the owner and operator of Merkin Vineyards, but the rest of the rock world knows him as the front man and founder of such acts as TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer.
He is also about to turn 50 and in a grand gesture KROQ is throwing him a 50th birthday party they are referring to as “Cinquanta”. The Greek Theatre is set to have many surprises as not only A Perfect Circle, but also Puscifer are set to play. Also on the bill are 90’s alt rock band Failure, who’s long sought out reunion has been 16 years in the making.
Failure doesn’t seem to have any new music in the works, but their old albums are slowly being release on Vinyl; Magnified being the most recent in November of last year. Meanwhile, Maynard has been busy prepping releases for both bands. “Stone & Echo” is a release of A Perfect Circles entire discography of 3 albums; Mer de Noms, Thirteenth Step and eMOTIVe, live and features new songs "By and Down," "Ashes to Ashes" and "Diary of a Love Song” as well as “Three Sixty” which is a best of CD release. “What is… Puscifer” is a DVD release that includes live footage from the Conditions of My Parole tour as well as an opening mockumentary. It has also been made available on both CD and Vinyl.
The Greek Theatre is the place to be for the two night birthday extravaganza May 10th and 11th. It is sure to be a weekend to remember as fans have been holding their breaths at the chance to see A Perfect Circle back on the stage after not touring in the US for 2 years.
Let’s not forget that Failure has been out of the spotlight for 16 years and surely have not been forgotten. Fans have long awaited the day that they will be able to hear “Fantastic Planet” live after disbanding only a year after it’s release. In an interesting twist of fate Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen joined A Perfect Circle for their first album once Failure called it quits and now the circle, as they say, is complete.
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