After six years off in which the world thought the band was dissolved, A Perfect Circle is back and is set for a West Coast tour in November.
In fact, the band will play three-night sets and each night will be one of its three albums played from start to finish. Mer de Noms, Thirteenth Step and eMOTIVe are the three albums to be played.
An interesting fact about the pseudo-reunion, even though the band never officially broke up, is that former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha will rejoin the band after originally joining the group around 2003.
Recently, Mike Rothman spent some time with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who touched on his tumultuous past with his former bandmates, including Iha.
“I’m playing with the group [now] that can best play my music today. We obviously play some old songs but there was a time with the old band in the 90s where everybody in the band was not emotionally engaged,” Corgan told Rothman in an interview for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I think it hurt the band’s legacy. Never again will I stand on stage with somebody who doesn’t want to be there.”
Maybe unlike with the Pumpkins, it seems like Iha does in fact want to be there with his A Perfect Circle bandmates, coming back after more than half a decade on leave.
Tour stops for the alternative rock supergroup include Phoenix, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Las Vegas.