A Perfect Circle, Chevelle, Etc. Set For 2018 Buzzfest

The lineup has been revealed for 94.5 FM’s Buzzfest. The event will take place on October 27 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX and it will feature the following: A Perfect Circle, Chevelle, Dirty Heads, Mike Shinoda, Puddle Of Mudd, Scott Stapp, The Struts, The Nixons, Badflower, Grandson, Bear Hands, Hold On Hollywood, and The Blue Stones.

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A Perfect Circle Reveal Opening Acts For Upcoming U.S. & European/UK Tours

A Perfect Circle have revealed the opening acts for their upcoming touring. Tricky and Night Club will be joining them on their U.S. dates, while Chelsea Wolfe will be joining them on their European/UK dates.

Tour Dates:

With Tricky and Night Club:

10/20 West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
10/22 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/24 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre
10/26 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience (no Tricky/Night Club)
10/27 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Michtell Pavillion (no Tricky/Night Club)
10/29 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
10/30 Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
11/01 Charlotte, NC – Bojangles’ Coliseum
11/02 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
11/03 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
11/06 New York, NY – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/07 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Events Center
11/09 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre (WRIF Radio Show) (no Tricky)
11/10 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11/11 Minneapolis, MN – Armory (93X Radio Show) (no Tricky)
11/13 Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center
11/14 Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
11/17 Anaheim, CA – The Theatre at Honda Center
11/18 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea (no Tricky)
11/20 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

With Chelsea Wolfe:

12/02 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Academy
12/03 Manchester, UK – Victoria Warehouse
12/05 London, UK – Wembley Arena Pavilion
12/06 Paris, FRA – Zenith
12/07 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena
12/09 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
12/10 Cologne, GER – Palladium
12/12 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle Hamburg
12/15 Kraków, POL – Tauron Arena Kraków
12/16 Vienna, AUT – Wiener Stadhalle
12/18 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
12/19 Rome, ITA – Palalottomatica

Alleged Victim Who Accused Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Etc.) Of Rape Issues New Statement: “I Will Testify If Need Be”

Despite recent findings that seem to suggest the recent rape accusation against Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) may be a hoax, the alleged victim has now issued a new statement to New York Daily News. The accuser told the publication that they “do not fear libel or any lawsuit” and that they “will testify if need be.”

Here’s the full statement:

“I do not fear libel or any lawsuit, because he knows that he’s guilty. I will testify if need be. The whole point of this is to stop him and others from assaulting anyone else.”

For those unaware, the alleged victim claimed Keenan raped her when she was 17 in a series of tweets on an anonymous Twitter account. Keenan has since denied the allegation. The accusation is still uncorroborated, and it is still unknown if anyone has made an effort to contact authorities. Stay tuned for further developments.

New Evidence Seems To Suggest Anonymous Maynard James Keenan & Trent Reznor Rape Allegations May Be Hoaxes

According to The PRP, a number of Reddit users have been uncovering evidence that seems to suggest that recent rape allegations made against Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) are hoaxes.

First of all, this whole story started after Keenan made headlines when an accusation of him raping a 17-year-old girl in 2000 surfaced on an anonymous Twitter account. After that, another user apparently replied to the tweet with a similar accusation against Reznor, though that was deleted.

The account that accused Keenan then encouraged other alleged victims to come forward and tweeted out an email address saying people can send their stories there. Reddit users then did some detective work and were allegedly able to connect it to the dating profile of a 23-year-old male. If the accuser’s story was accurate it would have to be a female around the age of 35. It is possible that she could have gotten some help to maintain anonymity, but this information is still worth considering.

On top of this, The PRP also note that the account that accused Reznor was created only about an hour before the account that accused Keenan was created, which seems a bit suspicious.

Aside from that, one Reddit user, who claims to have been to well over 100 Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer shows, also offered a list of backstage practices that seem to contradict the accusation.

Furthermore, the alleged victim has refused to speak to various outlets that have reached out and doesn’t appear to have contacted authorities. Although, if they are telling the truth, it would definitely be understandable if they felt uncomfortable about coming forward.

This whole situation is a bit hazy at the moment, and there is still a chance that it could be true, but for now people may want to reserve judgement until more information surfaces.

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Etc.) Says Recent Rape Accusation Is A “Despicable False Claim”

As previously reported, an anonymous Twitter user accused Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) of raping her back in 2000 when she was 17. Now, Keenan has officially responded to the allegation:

“Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #metoo movement. And shame on those of you who perpetuate this destructive clickbait. As for my delayed but un-required response, I had my phone off. You should try it.”

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Etc.) Accused Of Raping A 17-Year-Old Girl Back In 2000

UPDATE: Maynard James Keenan has since denied the allegation.

ORIGINAL STORY:

According to Ultimate-Guitar, an anonymous Twitter user, under the name of @IWas17HeWas36, has accused Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Etc.) of rape. According to the alleged victim, the incident occurred during an A Perfect Circle and Nine Inch Nails show back in 2000 when she was 17 and he was 36.

The following was posted on the anonymous Twitter account:

“Deep breath. I have to anonymously tell this story because I tried to tell it from my real account and couldn’t name him directly out of fear, so I deleted the tweets. Here goes: I was 17 and he was 36.

“I went to see A Perfect Circle and NIN in the year 2000 with my high-school boyfriend. I will leave out the city in an attempt to protect myself. We were looking forward to this all year as both of us were really huge fans, teenagers obsessed with great music.

“We were in the front row and my boyfriend had his arms around me. The band started. Maynard noticed me in the crowd. Not that it matters what I wore, but I was wearing a NIN tank top and baggy cargo pants with flat-soled combat boots.

“Maynard saw me and threw a water bottle in my direction. The guy next to me caught it. My boyfriend and I laughed and thought that was cool. Minutes later, a heavy-set, blonde, white woman came out to meet us. She looked at me and asked, ‘Do you want to meet the band?’

“I said, ‘Can my boyfriend come with me?’ The heavyset woman said, ‘I only have one pass. You can meet them now if you want.’ I told my BF that I’d see him in a few minutes, and then I followed her backstage. She lead me back to the VIP area, and I never saw her again.

“Maynard was sitting on a picnic table and was staring at me. NIN hadn’t gone on yet so I thought I had plenty of time to get an autograph and get back to the show and my boyfriend. I didn’t have a piece of paper, so I asked Maynard to sign my hand.

“I was ready to go back with my BF. NIN was starting and I didn’t want to miss it. But Maynard kept chatting. He asked me how old I was. I said, ‘I’m 17.’ Then he said, ‘I can’t talk to you here, let’s go watch a movie’ and he pulled me away from everyone and onto a tour bus.

“He lead me to a bed in the back on the bus and closed the door. He put on ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.’ I decided to watch a few minutes and at least have a weird story to tell my boyfriend later. Yes, 17 year olds can be naïve. This is why older men target teenage girls.

“He started rubbing my neck. At this point, I fell silent. He talked about the film, Johnny Depp, and Hunter S. Thompson while he started taking his pants off. All I could do was sit there, looking at the movie, unable to move.

“I froze so he had to move my body into a missionary position. He pulled off my cargo pants. He forced himself in – there was no attempt at ‘warming up.’ I mention this because this wasn’t about sex. This was about raping me as fast as he could.

“He penetrated my vagina without a condom, moving rapidly, while I lay there frozen in a stunned silence. If I sound clinical it’s because it has been a long time and I have tried to push down any sort of fear or shame that comes with a rape.

“There was no consent made. I was not high. I was clean. He did not seduce me, he forced me, quickly taking advantage of my paralyzed state. It took me years to process his actions. He came all over my torso and didn’t wipe me off. There were stains on my tank top when I left.

“I don’t remember the next few minutes but I do remember this – my boyfriend was waiting for me at the doorway where I had been lead. His face was sick with worry. I didn’t want to upset him so I kept it to myself.

“I’m sure to some this doesn’t sound like rape. I’m telling this story because in the year 2000 the conversation about consent was non-existent, at least not at my high school. Statutory rape in this state is 16 and under. Lucky for him he beat it by 1 year.

“It has been 18 years and I’m still working through the trauma of that assault. #MeToo and #TimesUp has been an eye opener. I hope that everyone gets a chance to heal. I hope I can heal. Maybe telling your story is part of the healing process for victims of sexual assault.

“I kept it in for years because I knew I wasn’t going to be believed by he legion of dedicated fans. Because he chose to not use a condom when he raped me, he also gave me a strain of HPV, which thankfully was not the cancerous type.

“Later on, I heard from a male friend that he did this in every city, at every show. He preferred underage girls (or as close to underage as he could get). What happened to me has likely happened to a lot of underage girls by this same man.

“A warning to Maynard James Keenan and all men: *leave underage girls alone.* Do not take advantage of a girl’s kindness and trust. She deserves to keep her self-confidence and happiness forever. #TimesUp #MeToo

“I’ve carried a sense of deep shame from this assault for many years. I thought it was my fault. How could I let him do this to me? But he was 36. I was 17. He knew exactly what he was getting away with. What could I have done differently? My body was paralyzed. #MeToo

“Now that I am approaching the age that Maynard James Keenan was when he assaulted me, the thought of assaulting a 17 year old is completely unthinkable. Just *unthinkable*. We have to train men to think rape is as unthinkable as cannibalism. #MeToo”

Since the accusations surfaced, many have taken to Reddit to comment on the situation. Some users had similar stories, while others defended Keenan. Ultimate-Guitar said they have reached out to A Perfect Circle’s representatives and that a statement will be provided as soon as possible.

A Perfect Circle Share 2D Version Of “The Contrarian” Hologram Clip, Extend North American Tour

A Perfect Circle have shared a 2D version of their “The Contrarian” video. The clip is from the holographic companion film that comes with the deluxe box set edition of the band’s latest album “Eat The Elephant.” Steven Sebring directed the film, which can be viewed with a prism that allows fans to use their smart phones to project a hologram.

In other news, the group have also extended their North American tour. You can find their updated touring schedule below:

06/12 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
06/13 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
06/14 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
06/16 Landgraaf, NET – Pinkpop Festival
06/17 Berlin, GER – Zitadelle
06/20 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Kastelsedijk
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, LUX – Rockhal
06/24 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/26 Paris, GRA – Olympia
06/28 Madrid, SPA – Download Festival Madrid
06/29 Barcelona, SPA – Be Prog! My Friend Festival
07/01 Verona, ITA – Rock The Castle
10/20 West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
10/22 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/24 Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre
10/26–28 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
10/29 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
10/30 Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
11/01 Charlotte, NC – Bojangles’ Coliseum
11/02 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
11/03 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
11/06 New York, NY – The Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/07 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Events Center
11/09 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre (WRIF Radio Show)
11/11 Minneapolis, MN – Armory (93X Radio Show)
11/13 Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center
11/14 Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
11/17 Anaheim, CA – The Theatre at Honda Center
11/18 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea
11/20 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
12/02 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Academy
12/03 Manchester, UK – Victoria Warehouse
12/05 London, UK – Wembley Arena Pavilion
12/07 Antwerp, BEL – Lotto Arena
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle Hamburg
12/15 Kraków, POL – Tauron Arena Kraków
12/16 Vienna, AUT – Wiener Stadhalle
12/18 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
12/19 Rome, ITA – Palalottomatica