A Perfect Circle: The Giant Awakens 

I think it is safe to say that many of you have heard of the band Tool and their iconic and sometimes controversial front man Maynard James Keenan. If so, then you should also be aware that in his spare time he has also taken the lead singing duties for two other bands; Pusicfer and A Perfect Circle (APC). It has been over 10 years since the last full tour or any new track has come from APC, but fret no more. APC is back with a new LP that may or may not be released this year. But first they will finish one of the best surprises of 2017- a brief, North American tour to select cities.

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A Perfect Circle: Live at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia. Pictured left to right: Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel.
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A Perfect Circle: Live at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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A Perfect Circle: Live at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia. Pictured left to right: James Iha, Matt McJunkins, Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel, and Jeff Friedl.

This night’s perfromance was highly anticipated for many fans: old and new alike. I can still remeber the very, first tour that APC did as the opening support for a band called Nine Inch Nails (NIN). Let that sink in for a minute before we continue that both Trent Reznor (NIN) and Mayanrd James Keenan toured together. As a rule upon entering the venue, no one was allowed to use their phone to record or take a photo during any of the performance except for those approved to do photography. No one else came to do photo except this guy.

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A Perfect Circle: Live at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia. Pictured left to right: James Iha, Matt McJunkins, Billy Howerdel, and Maynard James Keenan.
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A Perfect Circle: Live at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia. Pictured left to right: Matt McJunkins, James Iha, Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel, and Jeff Friedl.

Set list from APC’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Alpharetta, Georgia (05/02/2017)

  1. The Package
  2. The Hollow
  3. The Noose
  4. Weak and Powerless
  5. Rose
  6. Imagine (John Lennon cover)
  7. By and Down
  8. (What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding (Brinsley Schwarz cover)
  9. Magdalena
  10. Vanishing
  11. Thinking of You
  12. Hourglass
  13. Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums
  14. A Stranger
  15. Blue
  16. The Outsider
  17. Gravity
  18. Feathers

You can view more pictures from this incredible night online over at our official Facebook page. We still have a busy few months upcoming and we are very excited for what’s in store for our audience. ‘Like’ our page and stay up to date in 2017 on all music related events/festivals such as; Shaky Knees: A retrospectivePapa Joe’s BanjoBQueUmphrey’s McGee: Returns to AugustaBonnarooElectric Forest (First weekend), Sloss Music & Arts FestivalSturgill Simpson: Live in Charlotte, and My Morning Jacket with Gary Clark, Jr: Live in Charlotte by following us on all social media formats: Concerthopper on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.  Also, you can follow my personal concert hopping on Facebook and Instagram. Remember don’t think about it, just buy the damn ticket! As always, hope to see you at a show or festival soon!

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