Maynard James Keenan Has Bizarre Reaction To Fans Comparing Him To Uncle Fester

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Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan shared a hilarious photoshop of the cover of APC’s new album Eat the Elephant. The photoshop sees Uncle Fester from the Addams Family on the cover in place of Keenan and Howerdel.

Maynard tweeted, “Heh. #comedyfirstandalways. I spit coffee out my nose.”

Billy Howerdel responded, “Question is: what took so long?”

A Perfect Circle’s Eat The Elephant, the Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel led rock band’s return release following a 14-year gap between new albums, debuted atop numerous Billboard charts, grabbing the #1 spot on the Rock, Independent and Alternative Albums’ charts, a #2 entry on the Top Current Albums chart (for pure album sales) and a #3 album debut on the Top 200. This is the band’s fourth consecutive studio album to have Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200.

The band kicked off release week with a rare fan forum, taking questions via a live-streamed Q&A from Las Vegas, which was followed on Monday by a “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” performance of “TalkTalk” (https://youtu.be/qxJYt4cUrcA) and “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish” (https://youtu.be/_D8am-EZmY0). In the midst of the release week activities, the band also announced a new round of tour dates for both the U.S. and Europe (dates below).

While Eat The Elephant was made available in the traditional incarnations (digital/CD, various vinyl colorways), it received a special treatment as part of a deluxe box set, with Sundance award-winning filmmaker Steven Sebring (“Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band”, “Dream of Life”) creating the world’s first hologram album. The 58-minute hologram, which unfolds through the eyes of a young girl over the 12-song album arc, reveals itself when fans place the prism on their smartphones and enter a special code. The box set can be ordered via the A Perfect Circle store (https://aperfectcircle.lnk.to/ETEBoxSetPR).

“Having Maynard and Billy’s trust to create this for A Perfect Circle was a true artist’s dream,” said Sebring. “Their 14-year break allowed technology to catch up with their groundbreaking music and gave me the chance to apply new ideas of dimensional capture to this stunning album.”

A Perfect Circle tour dates:

May 12 Somerset, WI Northern Invasion

May 15 Omaha, NE Baxter Arena

May 16 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena

May 18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range

May 22 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC

May 23 Southaven, MS Landers Center

May 25 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma

May 26 Dallas, TX BFD 2018 at Starplex Pavilion

June 1 Nürburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring

June 2 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park

June 5 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset

June 6 Oslo, Norway Spektrum

June 8 Aarhus, Denmark NorthSide Festival

June 9 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival

June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT

June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT

June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT

June 16 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival

June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle SOLD OUT

June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622

June 21 Dessel, Belgium Kastelsedijk

June 22 Clisson, France Hellfest

June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg Rockhal

June 24 Dessel, Belgium Graspop

June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT

June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid

June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival

July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle

October 20 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center

October 22 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater

October 24 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheatre

October 29 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

October 30 Orlando, FL CFE Arena

November 1 Charlotte, NC Bojangles’ Coliseum

November 2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

November 6 New York, NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden

November 17 Anaheim, CA The Theatre at Honda Center

November 18 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea

November 20 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre

December 2 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Academy

December 3 Manchester, UK Victoria Warehouse

December 5 London, UK Wembley Arena Pavilion

December 7 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena

December 13 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle Hamburg

December 15 Kraków, Poland Tauron Arena Kraków

December 16 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadhalle

December 18 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum

December 19 Rome, Italy Palalottomatica

  • Anthony Carter

    Difference is Christopher Lloyd has talent