Puscifer Digitally Release “V Is For Versatile” & “Parole Violator” Companion Albums

Puscifer have digitally released some companion albums to their recent streaming concerts, “V Is For Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film Featuring Music From The V Is For… Era” and “Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of My Parole.” The records, which are simply titled “V Is For Versatile” and “Parole Violator,” can be found on the service of your choice HERE. Physical copies will also be available on December 9.

The following was previously said about “V Is For Versatile“:

“Puscifer take you into the famed studios of Los Angeles’ Sunset Sound, where everyone from Led Zeppelin to Van Halen to Elton John and Tom Waits recorded classic albums. In this live performance piece, the band invites fans behind-the-scenes as they re-interpret and re-record songs from their V is for… era. Agent Dick Merkin, Major Douche, the briefcase and a few surprise cameos are interspersed amongst the studio footage.”

The following was previously said about “Parole Violator”:

“Billy D is in jail, Hildy is on the war path and Peter Merkin, as usual, is up to no good. The saga of the Bergers continues as Puscifer pairs the duo’s ongoing melodrama with a live, track-by-track re-imagination of the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album, Conditions of My Parole. Visually, ‘Parole Violator‘ is evocative of Keenan’s North Arizona homestead, with Puscifer’s performance married to striking visuals, dramatic lighting, and in a nod to the band’s 2011/2012 tour in support of the collection, closes with a campfire sing-a-long.”

With this news, the band have also shared footage of “Indigo Children” from “V Is For Versatile“:

Puscifer Share “Man Overboard” Live Video From “Parole Violator…” Livestream Concert

Puscifer have shared a new live video for their song “Man Overboard”. The footage is taken from the band’s recently released streaming concert “Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of My Parole.” If you’re interested, you can watch that set and another one called “V is for Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring music from the V is for… era” at puscifertv.com until November 7.

Puscifer Share In-Studio Performance Of “Momma Sed”

Puscifer have shared an in-studio performance of their song “Momma Sed”. The footage is taken from the band’s newly released streaming concert “V is for Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring music from the V is for… era.” If you’re interested, you can watch that set and another one called “Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of My Parole” at puscifertv.com.

Each Date On Puscifer’s Fall Tour Will Feature City Exclusive Vinyl Pressings

Puscifer have revealed that each city on their fall will have an exclusive vinyl available for purchase. The band said the following about that:

“Coming out to one of the upcoming tour dates? We’re making the evening extra special by creating a unique vinyl variant of ‘Existential Reckoning’ for every single show. Each of the 27 shows has its own color variant and custom sticker, and even better they’ll be signed by the band. Limited to 50 copies (yes, 50!) per show, they’ll be first come, first serve at the merch booth and there will be a limit of one per person.”

Tour Dates:

10/13 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/15 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort
10/16 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
10/18 Escondido, CA – California Center for Arts Escondido – Concert Hall
10/20 Tucson, AZ – The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall (formerly Tucson Music Hall)
10/21 El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
10/22 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena
10/25 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
10/26 Ft. Worth, TX – Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
10/28 New Orleans, LA – Mahalia Jackson Theater
10/29 Baton Rouge, LA – River Center Theatre
10/31 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/01 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
11/03 Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
11/04 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
11/05 Atlantic City, NJ – Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/07 Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
11/08 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/10 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
11/11 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
11/12 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
11/13 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
11/15 Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall
11/17 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
11/18 Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre
11/19 Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
11/22 Prescott, AZ – Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

Puscifer Announce October Streaming Events

Puscifer will be streaming two live sets on October 28. This includes “V is for Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring music from the V is for… era” and “Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of My Parole.”

More details were shared in a press release:

“‘V is for Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring music from the V is for… era’

Puscifer take you into the famed studios of Los Angeles’ Sunset Sound, where everyone from Led Zeppelin to Van Halen to Elton John and Tom Waits recorded classic albums. In this live performance piece, the band invites fans behind-the-scenes as they re-interpret and re-record songs from their V is for… era. Agent Dick Merkin, Major Douche, the briefcase and a few surprise cameos are interspersed amongst the studio footage.

‘Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of My Parole’

Billy D is in jail, Hildy is on the war path and Peter Merkin, as usual, is up to no good. The saga of the Bergers continues as Puscifer pairs the duo’s ongoing melodrama with a live, track-by-track re-imagination of the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album, Conditions of My Parole. Visually, “Parole Violator” is evocative of Keenan’s North Arizona homestead, with Puscifer’s performance married to striking visuals, dramatic lighting, and in a nod to the band’s 2011/2012 tour in support of the collection, closes with a campfire sing-a-long.

The films, which premiere on Oct. 28 at 12:00 pm pacific/3:00 pm eastern/8:00 pm UK/9:00 pm EU, remain on-demand for 72 hours. Tickets as well as a selection of limited edition merchandise, exclusive to attendees, are available now via puscifertv.com. Early bird tickets are on-sale through Oct. 21.

Both “V is for Versatile” and “Parole Violator” have album companions, available on vinyl, CD and streaming on Nov. 11. Pre-orders are also available now via puscifertv.com.”

Maynard James Keenan commented:

“Those with creative minds are restless. Lockdown was only physical, not mental. The Pandemic was the perfect springboard and opportunity for us all to flex our creative muscles. Here is more evidence.”

Hildy Berger added:

“When life gives you lemons, don’t stop at making lemonade. Plant summa them lemons, grow some goddamn lemon trees, and change your pissy world view. Hell! Make some dang Limoncello!”

Puscifer Recruit Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Members For New Remix Album “Existential Reckoning: Rewired”

Puscifer have announced a new remix album featuring new versions of songs from their latest album “Existential Reckoning.“ The effort, which is titled “Existential Reckoning: Rewired,” will be available on December 9 and it will feature members of Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bring Me The Horizon, and more.

“Existential Reckoning: Rewired” Track Listing:

01. “Bread And Circus” (re-imagined by Mat Mitchell)
02. “Apocalyptical” (re-imagined by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)
03. “The Underwhelming” (re-imagined by Juliette Commagere)
04. “Grey Area” (re-imagined by Queen Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen and At The Drive In’s Tony Hajjar)
05. “Theorem” (re-imagined by NYPC’s Sarah Jones and Bring Me The Horizon’s Jordan Fish)
06. “UPGrade” (re-imagined by Tool’s Justin Chancellor and The Crystal Method’s Scott Kirkland)
07. “Bullet Train To Iowa” (re-imagined by Nine Inch Nails’ Alessandro Cortini)
08. “Personal Prometheus” (re-imagined by Failure’s Greg Edwards)
09. “A Singularity” (re-imagined by Carina Round)
10. “Postulous” (re-imagined by Phantogram)
11. “Fake Affront” (re-imagined by Gunnar Olsen)
12. “Bedlamite” (re-imagined by Daniel P. Carter)

Puscifer’s Maynard James Keenan (also of Tool and A Perfect Circle) commented:

“Sometimes it’s just fun to break stuff. Then you latch on to one familiar piece and build something entirely new.”

Mat Mitchell added:

“‘Existential Reckoning: Rewired‘ is a dataset of revoiced and reassembled orchestrations by friends and members of the larger Pusciforce family.”

Puscifer Announce Fall North American Tour, Share New Video For Billy Howerdel’s Remix Of “Bullet Train To Iowa”

Puscifer have announced a fall North American tour. Night Club will open.

Tour Dates:

10/13 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/15 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort
10/16 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
10/18 Escondido, CA – California Center for Arts Escondido – Concert Hall
10/20 Tucson, AZ – The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall (formerly Tucson Music Hall)
10/21 El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
10/22 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena
10/25 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
10/26 Ft. Worth, TX – Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
10/28 New Orleans, LA – Mahalia Jackson Theater
10/29 Baton Rouge, LA – River Center Theatre
10/31 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/01 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
11/03 Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
11/04 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
11/05 Atlantic City, NJ – Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/07 Montreal, QC – MTelus
11/08 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/10 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center
11/11 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
11/12 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
11/13 Madison, WI – The Orpheum Theater
11/15 Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall
11/17 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
11/18 Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre
11/19 Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
11/22 Prescott, AZ – Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

In other news, Puscifer have also shared a new video for Billy Howerdel’s remix of “Bullet Train To Iowa”:

Puscifer Release “Bullet Train To Iowa” / ”The Underwhelming” Remix Single

Puscifer have released a new remix single featuring reimagined versions of “Bullet Train To Iowa” and ”The Underwhelming.” The tracks were remixed by frontman Maynard James Keenan’s A Perfect Circle bandmates Billy Howerdel and James Iha. Howerdel handled “Bullet Train To Iowa,” while Iha handled “The Underwhelming.” A 7 inch vinyl pressing of the single can be found HERE. Producer Mat Mitchell commented:

“It’s always a pleasure hearing other artists’ voices over what we’ve created. I love these remixes.”

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) Says He Has Had COVID-19 Four Times

During a recent interview with the Arizona Republic, Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) discussed his past bouts with COVID-19. The frontman says he has already contracted the disease four times.

Keenan, who is vaccinated, said the following:

“I just had it the fourth time. I got the European-flavored one. That was fun.”

He went on to say that he is already feeling better:

“It was a flu. It’s done.”

Keenan also had the following to say about touring during the pandemic:

“I mean, when you’re in a room full of thousands of people, it’s being passed around. You get into a tube and you fly 10 hours in a contained environment, you’re gonna get it. If somebody has it and you’re gonna get it, you can get it. That’s just the nature of what it is now. We need to embrace that and stop freaking the (expletive) out.”

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.”