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A Perfect Circle Returns!
September 14, 2010
A Perfect Circle have returned from their self-imposed hiatus. The band, led by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer) and Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), will embark on a five-city tour this fall (dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced shortly).

Shows in Phoenix (Marquee Theatre), Los Angeles (Avalon), Seattle (Showbox at The Market) and San Francisco (The Fillmore) will be three-night stops with each night featuring one of A Perfect Circle's three albums in its entirety (Mer de Noms, Thirteenth Step and eMOTIVe). Las Vegas (The Pearl) will be a two-night outing (Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step). The band will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 27.

A Perfect Circle have sold four million records in the U.S. After the band announced their hiatus in 2005, Keenan focused on Tool , launched the multimedia project Puscifer and worked on his burgeoning Arizona vineyards. Howerdel went on to form Ashes Divide who released their debut album, 'Keep Telling Myself It's Alright', in 2008.

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'Blood Into Wine' DVD/Blu-Ray Release Pushed Back
April 19, 2010
The DVD/Blu-Ray release of 'Blood Into Wine', the critically-acclaimed documentary about Tool/Puscifer front man Maynard James Keenan and his Arizona wine exploits, has moved to Sept. 4.

Demand for theatrical screenings in both the U.S. and internationally have far surpassed the film company's (Dreamy Draw Releasing) initial expectations with engagements in over fifty U.S. cities to date with more being announced daily. International screenings will begin over the summer.

The DVD/Blu-Ray release will have several bonus features including segments on Sacred Geometry, additional footage with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (of Adult Swim's Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) and a live Puscifer montage.

Blood Into Wine focuses on Keenan and vineyard partner Eric Glomski as they attempt to revolutionize the U.S. wine industry by creating a new wine region in Northern Arizona. The film also features Milla Jovovich, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim as well as live music performances and comedy.

Quotes about Blood Into Wine:

"The frisson between his [Keenan] well-crafted personal mystique and the way the film presents him as a dedicated new winemaker learning his craft is intriguing." - Los Angeles Times

"...a rock 'n roll version of Sideways." - FilmCritic.com

"As Blood into Wine makes clear, the 45-year-old Mr. Keenan isn't a musical celebrity who lent his name to a product. He gets down into the soil to plant and destem vines and pick grapes. He's learned oenology with painstaking deliberation." - Wall St. Journal

"It's a behind-the-curtain peek at a notoriously publicity-shy celebrity, but more than that, it's a fascinating look at pioneers braving the Arizona elements to create drinkable art." - San Diego CityBeat

Upcoming screenings:
4/21 - Philadelphia, PA - The Balcony at The Trocadero
4/22 - DC - Arlington Drafthouse
4/22 - Honolulu, HI - Honolulu International Film Festival
4/23 to 4/29 - Cincinnati, OH - Mariemont Theatre
4/28 - Tucson, AZ - The Loft Cinema
5/06 - Three Oaks, MI - Vickers Theatre
5/07 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre
5/14 & 5/15 - Modesto, CA - The State Theatre of Modesto
5/14 to 5/20 - Burlington, VT - Merrill's Roxy Cinema
5/17 to 5/20 & 5/22 to 5/24 - Nantucket, MA - Starlight Theatre
5/20 - Milwaukee, WI - Times Cinema
5/21 & 5/22 - Winston-Salem, NC - a/perture Cinema
5/21 & 5/28 - Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Museum of Art
5/22 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
5/27 - New York, NY - City Winery NYC (w/ Special Guests Q&A)
6/10 - Sacramento, CA - The Crest Theatre
6/17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Wealthy Theater

View the trailer on iTunes, Zune/Xbox and at www.bloodintowine.com.
 
 
 
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More 'Blood Into Wine' Screenings Announced
February 25, 2010
As the film Blood Into Wine opens in a slew of new cities this week a new clip from the movie featuring Bob Odenkirk has surfaced. Blood Into Wine is the documentary that relays the story of Tool/Puscifer front man Maynard James Keenan and his vineyard partner Eric Glomski's quest to bring notoriety and credibility to Arizona winemaking. The film also stars Milla Jovovich, Patton Oswalt, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric Awesome Show).

The first week screenings of the movie sold out with theaters adding additional last minute showings. Filmcritic.com called the film a rock version of Sideways. San Diego CityBeat said "It's a behind-the-curtain peek at a notoriously publicity-shy celebrity, but more than that, it's a fascinating look at pioneers braving the Arizona elements to create drinkable art" and the Arizona Republic said "... the film captures something deeper than winemaking."

Upcoming Screenings:

AZ - Phoenix - Feb. 26 to Mar. 4 - Harkins Valley Art Theater
AZ - Tucson - Apr. 28 - The Loft Cinema (with Director's Q&A)
CA - Los Angeles - Feb. 25 to 28 - Laemmle Sunset
CA - San Francisco - Feb. 25 - Viz Cinema (SOLD OUT)
CA - San Francisco - Feb. 26 - ATA
CA - Santa Cruz - Apr. 1 - Rio Theatre
GA - Atlanta - Mar. 4 - Fox Theatre
IA - Davenport - Feb. 26 - Capitol Theatre
IN - Shelbyville - Apr. 9 - The Strand Theatre
MA - Boston - Feb. 26 to 28 - Somerville Theatre
MA - Salem - Mar. 12 to 18 - Cinema Salem
MN - Minneapolis - Mar. 4 - Riverview Theatre
NM - Albuquerque - Mar. 13 - Guild Cinema
TN - Nashville - Mar. 17 to 20 - Belcourt Theatre
UT - Salt Lake City - Mar. 5 to 11 - Tower Theatre

More cities to be announced next week.
 
 
 
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Puscifer Reveal Spring Tour Dates
December 22, 2009
Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) returns to the road this spring, bringing his latest incarnation, the shape-shifting Puscifer, to cities throughout Eastern North America for an all encompassing evening of entertainment that Spin Magazine described as an "X-rated episode of Hee-Haw," the Las Vegas Review Journal dubbed as "a performance art spectacle" and the Salt Lake Tribune said the event "...challenged our preconceptions of what to expect from a rock show."

"Efforts to confine our beloved enigma to the Southwestern United States have been thwarted." said Keenan. "We are compelled beyond all reason to bring the noise Eastward and share our special sauce. Although authorities suggest you be prepared for any and all possibilities, we simply suggest you arrive happy and hungry."

Cities with two performances will feature two entirely different evenings of music, comedy and performances.

Puscifer Spring 2010 Tour Dates:
3/02 - Atlanta, GA - CW Center Stage
3/03 - Atlanta, GA - CW Center Stage
3/05 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Center
3/06 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Center
3/08 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
3/09 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
3/11 - New York, NY - Grand Ballroom
3/13 - New York, NY - Apollo Theater
3/15 - Boston, MA - Berklee Academy of Music
3/16 - Boston, MA - Berklee Academy of Music
3/19 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theater
3/20 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theater
3/21 - Lorain, OH - Lorain Theater
3/23 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theater
3/24 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theater
3/26 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
3/27 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theater
3/29 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
3/30 - St. Louis, MO - Roberts Orpheum Theater
3/31 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
4/02 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theater
4/03 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theater

While the concept for Puscifer came to Keenan in 1995, it wasn't until 2007 that the collective released their debut album, 'V is for V*****', which was followed by a remix album fittingly titled 'V is for V*****'. Valentine's Day 2009 saw the live debut of the outfit, as the group of musicians and comedians hosted a trio of performances at The Pearl inside the Palms Casino Resort in sin-city itself, Las Vegas. A Fall 2009 tour wrapped up in early December with the group performing eighteen shows in eleven cities. Puscifer's recently released a six-song EP titled 'C is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference HERE)' EP.

Puscifer
features a rotating cast of players involved in the recordings, which includes the aforementioned Keenan as well as Mat Mitchell, Tim Alexander, Jonny Polonsky, Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Carina Round, Lustmord, God, Laura Milligan, Milla Jovovich, Gil & Rani Sharone, Danny Lohner, Josh Eustis, and Juliette Commagere.

On sale dates will begin in early 2010 and vary by city, please visit www.Puscifer.com for full details.
 
 
 
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Puscifer Kicks Off Tour
November 3, 2009
Maynard James Keenan's multi-faceted collective, Puscifer, kicked off their first tour at the end of last week featuring a pair of shows in San Diego over the Halloween weekend. Describing the evening as a "genre-blurring cabaret" and "an X-rated episode of Hee-Haw," Spin's Scott McDonald went on to describe the conceptual show that's part video mockumentary, stand-up comedy and music performances. Check out the Spin review here.

Puscifer's new EP, 'C Is For (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here)', is available on Nov. 10. A video for "The Mission" is viewable at ShockHound.com.

Remaining dates for the western U.S. Puscifer tour
(Midwest and East Coast coming in 2010):
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
Nov. 05 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
Nov. 07 - Stockton, CA - Bob Hope Theatre
Nov. 10 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Nov. 11 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Nov. 13 - Vancouver, BC - Centre for Performing Arts
Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
Nov. 16 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
Nov. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Capitol Theatre
Nov. 20 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Nov. 21 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Nov. 24 - Dallas, TX - McFarlin Auditorium
Nov. 25 - Dallas, TX - McFarlin Auditorium
Nov. 27 - Houston, TX - Jones Hall
Nov. 28 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre
Dec. 01 - El Paso, TX - Plaza Theatre
Dec. 03 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 04 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
 
 
 
 
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