A Perfect Circle has announced that it has signed a new worldwide recording deal with BMG Music. The band is currently in the studio working on material for a new full-length album, to be released later in the year. The last full-length set from A Perfect Circle, a collection of cover songs called eMOTIVe, arrived in 2004, while the band’s last collection of all-original material, Thirteenth Step, came out in 2003.

  • Since then, A Perfect Circle has been largely inactive on the recording front for 13 years, with only a new song titled “By And Down” surfacing in 2013. The band’s previous albums were released through Virgin Records.
  • The group, which toured in 2010 and 2011, will embark on its first full-fledged tour in six years starting on April 6th in Las Vegas. The schedule will include sets at the Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion festivals in late April and early May, along with a closing night stop at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on May 7th.
  • Guitarist Billy Howerdel told Billboard that fans may get to hear some new music on the tour, saying, “We’re not promising anything, but I have every intention of doing my best to have us playing some new tracks during this run.”
  • Singer Maynard James Keenan has also reportedly starting laying down vocals for the long-awaited new album from his main band, Tool, although the release prospects for that remain uncertain at the moment.
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