Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) Premieres New Song “Free And Weightless”

Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) has premiered a new song titled “Free And Weightless.” This track is from his new album “What Normal Was,” which will be released on June 10. Howerdel commented:

“‘Free And Weightless‘ stood on its own as an instrumental demo for a year before I cracked the code on the vocals. It was built out of a rolling collage of loops, which isn’t something I would normally do. Thematically, everything on this record is pointed at personal relationships. The songs are a combination of a few conversations happening in a split-screen point-of-view. No one story is ever completely singular. It’s like patchwork.”

Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) To Release New Album “What Normal Was” In June, Announces North American Tour

Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) will be releasing a new album, titled “What Normal Was,” on June 10. A video for the effort’s first single, “Poison Flowers,” can be found below:

“What Normal Was” Track Listing:

01. “Selfish Heart”
02. “Free And Weightless”
03. “Ani”
04. “Beautiful Mistake”
05. “The Same Again”
06. “Poison Flowers”
07. “Follower”
08. “Bring Honor Back Home”
09. “EXP”
10. “Stars”

Howerdel commented:

“This is me stepping back into my early teen self and making the record I would’ve made if I had the means and the knowledge when I first picked up a guitar—just in 2022. It’s that moment as a kid when you hear a record, close your eyes, and go somewhere else. That was the time I found my lane, so to speak.”

With this news, Howerdel has also announced a North American tour in support of the album:

06/11 Ventura, CA – Ventura Music Hall
06/12 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre (feat. Puscifer)
06/14 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
06/15 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
06/16 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
06/18 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
06/19 Seattle, WA – Neumos
06/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/22 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
06/24 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
06/25 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
06/26 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
06/28 Chicago, IL – Cabaret Metro
06/29 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
07/01 Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (feat. Puscifer)
07/02 Toronto, ON – Axis Club
07/03 Montreal, QC – Café Campus
07/05 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
07/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
07/08 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
07/09 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
07/10 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
07/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
07/14 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
07/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Inside Downstairs
07/16 Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
07/17 Austin, TX – Emos
07/20 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Billy Howerdel To Open For Puscifer At Los Angeles, CA And Rochester Hills, MI Shows

Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) will be joining Puscifer during a couple of their upcoming shows. Here’s the dates:

06/12 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
07/01 Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Howerdel commented:

“Since the 2018 A Perfect Circle tour, Maynard [James Keenan] has owed me $80 from a disputed dinner bill. Short of getting Judge Judy involved, I feel this is my only recourse in getting the money back.”

Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) Premieres New Song “Poison Flowers”

Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) has premiered a new song titled “Poison Flowers.” This track will appear on his upcoming solo album. Howerdel commented:

“‘Poison Flowers‘ began with the bass guitar part and all of the pieces flowed from there. It’s a rare feeling when the process of writing blocks out all distractions. The upcoming songs reflect back to my earliest influences and ‘Poison Flowers‘ leads well into the rest of the album.”

Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) Teases New Song “Poison Flowers”, Plans To Make Solo Debut At #Happens In Las Vegas, NV

Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) has shared a teaser for his new song “Poison Flowers.” The full track will be released on March 4 and it will also appear on his upcoming solo album.

Howerdel said the following about the upcoming record:

“This new album was birthed while on tour with A Perfect Circle. A weird blend of confidence, vulnerability and mortality urgently compelled me to write a letter of sorts in the form of an album.”

Howerdel will also be making his solo debut during a live show with Our Lady Peace and Spirit Of The Bear at The Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, NV on February 23. That event will serve as a kickoff party for #Happens.

Notably, Howerdel’s backing band will consist of Josh Freese (ex-Nine Inch Nails, ex-A Perfect Circle, etc.), Danny Lohner (ex-Nine Inch Nails, etc.), Kaela Sinclair (M83) and Kevin Maher (Fake Shark).