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A Perfect Circle Show Review

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Posted November 4, 2017 by Ron in Live

EagleBank Arena
November 1st 2017

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN, EVEN AFTER ITS GONE, YOU STILL CANT SEE HIM

Tonight in Fairfax we got to witness( sorta) the spectacle that which is called Maynard James Keenan and his A Perfect Circle. Now if you’re wondering why I said sorta, then you probably haven’t seen one of Maynard’s bands, because even though he’s an amazing and eccentric singer, he does  shy away from anyone really getting a good look at him while he’s on stage.

The stage set up was amazing and beautiful, with the led lights and beautiful drapes all over, the only bad part was, us that were there to do photographs had to shoot from the Soundboard which means doing that through the crowd and from a distance, so couldn’t get a real good look at the stage setup.

The show was amazing though, the arena had signs all over saying “No photography or videos, You will be ejected” And they stood by their word. Throughout the night you could see people getting ejected, but while the show was going on you could look around and just see darkness and everybody paying attention to the show, it reminded me on how shows were back in the day before cellphones.

Maynard put on a great show, he sounded on point, talked to the crowd a little while he was in the back part of the stage, sort of hidden away. James Iha was awesome to watch again, I’ve always been a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan, so it’s always great to see him.

A Perfect Circle played for around 1 ½ hours. Playing songs off 3 albums and even throwing in a few songs that will be coming out in 2018 album, which at one point Maynard talked about “clickbait” on websites and social media but assured everyone that they were releasing a new album in 2018. Which would be the first album since 2004.

I was kind of sad that APC didn’t play “Judas” or “Pet” Which are my favorite songs from them. But they did play some songs that I still loved and songs that the crowd was anxious to hear. A Perfect Circle came out playing “ The Package” Which they had a lighted curtain in front of the stage so all you could see was just the shadows of them. The rest of the night Maynard was backlight. The seats I got for doing press were really amazing seats, and even as close as I was, it was still hard to see Maynard that well.

Overall such a kick ass night and an amazing band to see live. Now with the new album coming out next year, I hope we get to see more of them in the future. And maybe just maybe we might catch a glimpse or two of the “man behind the curtain”.

SETLIST:
The Package
The Hollow
The Noose
Weak and Powerless
Rose
Imagine
By and Down
Thomas
People Are People Depeche Mode cover)
Blue
Vanishing
Orestes
A Stranger
3 Libras
Hourglass
Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums
The Doomed
The Outsider
Feathers


About the Author

Ron
Ron

Ron has keen eye for talent and a love for the underground and has a tremendous love for music of any genera. You’ll probably bump into him at a horror convention or some seedy club checking out the next new band.


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