Tool & Soundgarden Members To Unite For Special Event

Oct. 12, 2016, Jerome, Ariz. — Maynard James Keenan, front man of A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and TOOL, will be joined by fourteen friends over the course of his forthcoming A Perfect Union of Contrary Things (Nov. 8, Backbeat Books) tour including Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel and the Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd.
Keenan, who is known for not merely being protective about his personal life but at times pointedly cagey and misleading about his history, will participate in a moderated discussion about the book and his decision to share such intimate details about his life. The special evening also includes Keenan reading passages from A Perfect Union of Contrary Things with a backdrop of never before seen photos and videos, as well as taking questions from the audience in what will be a rare moment of direct interaction between the elusive musician and the fans of his projects.
A Perfect Union of Contrary Things moderators:
November 9     Nashville, TN     City Winery   SOLD OUT
Moderators: Dino Paredes (Suretone Management) & Mark Brooks (Metalacolypse director)
November 10  Wappinger Falls, NY  Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Moderator: Alex Grey (Renowned artist/Chapel of Sacred Mirrors founder)
November 11     New York, NY     The New York Society for Ethical Culture SOLD OUT Moderator: Roxy Myzal (hardDrive Producer/beloved radio personality)
November 12     Washington, DC     Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Moderator (both 7:30, SOLD OUT, and 10 pm readings):  Roxy Myzal (hardDrive Producer/beloved radio personality)
November 14     Toronto, ON     Convocation Hall (University of Toronto)
Moderator: Alan Cross (102.1 The Edge Music Director)
November 16     Chicago, IL     Thalia Hall  (7 pm reading)  SOLD OUT
Moderator: Amanda Danielson (Owner, Trattoria Stella and The Franklin/Master Sommelier)
November 16     Chicago, IL     Thalia Hall (10:30 pm reading)
Moderator: Dirk Flanigan (Executive Chef, Ocean Cut and Il Coniglio/Former Pigface vocalist)
November 18     Portland, OR     The Aladdin Theater
Moderator (both 7:30, SOLD OUT, and 10 pm readings): Paul Barker (Ministry/Lead Into Gold/Puscifer)
November 19     Seattle, WA     Kane Auditorium
Moderator: Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
November 21     San Francisco, CA     Herbst Theatre
Moderator: Laura Milligan (aka Hildy Berger/Mr. Show)
November 22     Los Angeles, CA     The Montalban Theater
Moderator: Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle/Ashes Divide)
November 25     Phoenix, AZ     Mesa Arts Center  SOLD OUT
Moderator: Kimber Lanning (Local First Arizona/Stinkweeds)
November 26     Boulder, CO     Boulder Theater
Moderator: Matt Mather (Sommelier at Frasca Food & Wine)
November 27     Dallas, TX     Texas Theatre
Moderator: Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips)
Tickets for all dates are on-sale now, with the exception of the Nov. 14 event at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, which are available to the general public on Oct. 14.