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A Perfect Circle Announce New Album “Eat The Elephant”, Share New Single “TalkTalk”

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A Perfect Circle. (Photo: Tim Cadiente)

A Perfect Circle. (Photo: Tim Cadiente)

A Perfect Circle will release Eat The Elephant, the band’s fourth full-length album and first since 2004’s eMOTIVe, on April 20th via BMG.

The album arrives following years of anticipation and speculation, which reached a fever pitch as the outfit helmed by Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel launched their Fall 2017 tour with the release of “The Doomed”. The band then ushered in the new year with the debut of the contemplative song, “Disillusioned”.

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

“Demos are these precious ideas that you love in their initial state,” adds Howerdel. “Then you collaborate, invite other ideas, and watch them progress. That’s the dynamics and growth of a great record. I feel we’ve made a great record.”

Pre-orders for the 12-song album, which was co-produced by Dave Sardy (Autolux, Slayer), are available now here and come with instant digital downloads of “TalkTalk” (stream it below), “Disillusioned” and “The Doomed.” Eat The Elephant is being released in multiple formats including digital, CD, double gatefold 180 gram vinyl and a box set with the vinyl, CD and hi-res digital download as well as a prism and custom playing card deck. In advance of Record Store Day, a limited-edition independent retail exclusive version of the LP on white 180 gram vinyl with alternate cover will also be available.

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

News of the album’s release arrives as the band announces a Spring tour, with several festival performances, including Coachella, Las Rageous, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma having been previously announced. A full list of tour dates, including the band’s first European outing since the 2004 release of eMOTIVe, are below.

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
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

*On-sale this Friday at 10 am local time (all other shows are on-sale now)

 

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