Published Mar 30, 2017Back in December, A Perfect Circle revealed that they had lined up their first North American tour in six years, along with plans to release new music. Now, that material may be out sooner than we think.
The band have announced that they have signed with BMG ahead of releasing a fourth studio album, which is expected to arrive this year. The band's last studio release was the cover-heavy eMOTIVe in 2004.
Guitarist Billy Howerdel is quoted in a press release as saying, "We just signed a new record deal with BMG! Looking forward to sharing new music with you soon. New APC-2017!"
No further details surrounding the forthcoming disc were revealed, however.
"We're thrilled to welcome A Perfect Circle to BMG and excited to present their highly-anticipated new music to the world," BMG executive vice-president of Recorded Music Jon Cohen added. "Their uncompromising approach, vision and legion of fans have made them one of the most artistic and commercially successful acts in rock."
A Perfect Circle reunited in 2010 and toured a number of times through until 2013. As far as new music goes, a new track titled "By and Down" appeared as part of the hits collection Three Sixty. The band's last release was a collection of anti-war covers titled eMOTIVe in 2004, with proper LP Thirteenth Step arriving in 2003.
Howerdel told Alternative Nation in 2013 that he had "75 percent of the foundation of [the next] A Perfect Circle record ready to go," saying that he thought "all will change once Maynard gets involved and he has more time to focus on it."
It may be a while until then however, considering Keenan will also hit the road with Tool this spring.