A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel Continues To Defend No Filming Policy: “We Would Like You To Be With Us, Present”

A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel has once again commented on the band’s no filming policy during an interview with DOMKcast. You can see what he had to say below.

Howerdel:

“There’s many reasons why—I think everyone can figure it out—why we would have that kind of policy. I mean, I get why you wanna take a memento of the moment. I’ve done it myself. If I go to a show and they ask for… I’ve gone to plays. I don’t know if guys have gone to a play. You never take out your phone, take a video or take a picture in a play; you’re gonna get booted.

Why is that any different at a rock show? And why is it any different to not be rude sticking your phone up in front of the face of the person behind you. And then, at the other side of it, we would like you to be with us, present. We’re with you, present—full-focused, wholeheartedly. For that one moment in time—90 minutes or 100 minutes—we’re giving every… every calorie available to us is spent to be together, so we ask you to join us there.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel On No Filming Policy: “People Talking About The Show Is So Much More Powerful”

A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel recently commented on the band’s no filming policy during an interview with the Montreal Gazette. You can see what he had to say about that below.

Howerdel:

“First of all, it’s just rude. Putting up a phone in front of someone’s face so they get to watch the show through it? Getting a memento of the show — sure, I’ve done it myself. But then you ask, ‘What am I gonna do with this?’

But the other point is, people talking about the show is so much more powerful. We’re inundated with videos and images, and getting back to a campfire conversation, letting people express how they felt in the experience — it says something more.

And it speaks to, what does the music mean to you, and how do you want to tether it to your experiences in your life?”

More Than 60 Fans Ejected From A Perfect Circle Show For Violating No Photo/Video Policy, Maynard James Keenan Says To “Unplug And Enjoy The Ride”

It should be well known by now that all of Maynard James Keenan‘s bands, Tool, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle, have a no photos/filming policy at live shows. However, this has recently come to light again after A Perfect Circle‘s November 4 show at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA, in which over 60 people were ejected for using their phones.

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The venue’s general manager, David Farrar said the following about that:

“talk to Manyard.. [sic] this was 110% the bands policy and has been for TOOL, APC, and Pusicifer.. [sic] it’s not a new policy.”

Keenan also responded to a fan on Instagram about it as well:

“No. Recording. Of. Any. Kind. For. 25. Years. Guided experience. Unplug and and enjoy the ride.”

[via Metal Sucks/The PRP]

A Perfect Circle Announce 2018 European/UK Tour

A Perfect Circle have announced a European/UK tour. Check out the dates for that below.

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Tour Dates:

06/01-03 Nurburgring, GER – Rock Am Ring Festival
06/01-03 Nuremberg, GER – Rock Im Park Festival
06/05 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
06/06 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
06/12 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
06/13 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
06/17 Berlin, GER – Zitadelle
06/20 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
06/23 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
06/26 Paris, FRA – Olympia
06/29 Barcelona, SPA – Be Prog! My Friend
07/01 Verona, ITA – Rock The Castle

Billy Howerdel On New A Perfect Circle Album: “This Record Is Some Of The Best Songs We’ve Ever Done”

A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel was recently interviewed by Razor 94.7 and talked a bit about the band’s new material. You can see what he had to say below.

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“There were a couple false starts but there’s a lot of moving parts in our schedule, ya know Maynard’s schedule in particular, so this seemed to be the time that worked out. And that being said—there’s many other factors that play into it—There was something that needed to be said and we have a lot musically to say right now.”

“We’re working less physically together, in the same room, but I have more input from him [Maynard James Keenan] than ever. Which is nice. It’s also challenging when you’re, ya know, it’s easy when you do your own thing. But it’s also nice to have some collaboration when you have a macro idea to go from and then sometimes it’s detail. So it’s been an interesting process. I’m working with a producer.

I wanted to bring a producer on in this record just to take the musicians role more than the engineer/producer/… ya know, looking at budgets and the whole thing. It’s let me, I think, hone in and see a 20,000 foot view of these songs in the way that I’ve not been able to do in the past.

I mean, I’ve said this before so I’m being a little redundant. But I can talk you out of anything, really and I can talk you out of listening to our music or anything I’ve ever done. But I would say that this record is some of the best songs we’ve ever done, and certainly some of the favorite things I’ve ever heard Maynard sing.”

“We’re over the hump, we’re over the midpoint. I feel really good about it, I think Maynard feels good about it. I’ve just built a… I’ve had a roadcase built for my home studio rig [to] basically take my whole home studio on the road.”

In other news, the band played their recently released song “The Doomed” live for the first time at Aftershock in Sacramento, CA:

[via The PRP]

A Perfect Circle Premiere New Song “The Doomed”

A Perfect Circle have premiered a new song titled “The Doomed.” Check it out below:

Maynard James Keenan commented:

“Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe. A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder.”

Billy Howerdel added:

“Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment. We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we’re on.”