A Perfect Circle Announce New Album ‘Eat The Elephant’ + Release New Song
After months of speculation about when A Perfect Circle's next album was coming, the band have finally announced Eat the Elephant, set to come out April 20. In addition to the new record, the band has also dropped another single from the disc, "TalkTalk," which comes in the form of a strange new visualization.
"TalkTalk" is a much moodier song than the songs that APC has released thus far -- "Disillusioned" and "The Doomed." The lyrics point towards Maynard James Keenan going through some religious turmoil, while guitars offer a washed out heaviness. Pianos intersect, letting the song be bare before things ramp back up to a full speed.
“Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus,” explains Keenan in a statement, “I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose. The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.”
There's two album covers, both which can be seen here for the pre-order. The album is coming out digitally, and on physical media including a special edition boxset.
A Perfect Circle, Eat the Elephant Track Listing
01. Eat The Elephant
03. The Contrarian
04. The Doomed
05. So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish
07. By And Down The River
12. Get The Lead Out
A Perfect Circle 2018 Tour Dates
April 14 - Tucson, Ariz. @ Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium *
April 15 - Indio, Calif. @ Coachella
April 17 - Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Arlington Theatre *
April 18 - San Jose, Calif. @ San Jose State University Events Center *
April 20 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Las Rageous Rock Festival
April 22 - Indio, Calif. @ Coachella
May 12 - Somerset, Wis. @ Northern Invasion
May 15 - Omaha, Neb. @ Baxter Arena
May 16 - Columbia, Mo. @ Mizzou Arena
May 18 - Columbus, Ohio @ Rock on the Range
May 22 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC *
May 25 - Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma
May 26 - Dallas, Texas @ BFD 2018 at Starplex Pavilion
*- On-sale this Friday at 10 am local time (all other shows are on-sale now); Get an exclusive code for early access to tickets for Santa Barbara, San Jose and Birmingham shows with Eat The Elephant pre-order at this link.
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