A Perfect Circle have kicked off 2018 with a brand new song called “Disillusioned.” It is the second single (following “The Doomed“) released from their forthcoming as-of-yet untitled album. This will be their first album released since 2004, not including a greatest hits release in 2013.
While “The Doomed” had a more darker and eerie feel to it, “Disillusioned” comes off intending to be more optimistic as it urges the listener to re-connect with other people again.
“’The Doomed’ was a rude wake-up call… apologies if you were sleeping peacefully,” said Billy Howerdel of the tone of the song. “’Disillusioned’ comes from a place of overcoming the slide into the numb. It speaks to reconnection and a fresh start to a new year.”
Regarding the music on “Disillusioned,” vocalist Maynard James Keenan had this to say: “Attempting new approaches to composing can be intimidating. Especially with an established project with such a recognizable sound. But sometimes you just gotta take the first swing. Only way to grow.”
While waiting for the new album, a 10-inch single for “The Doomed/Disillusioned” will be released on March 9th. You can pre-order that here.
A Perfect Circle also has a handful of festivals they will be hitting later in the year in the U.S. before heading overseas. You can find those dates below.
April 20 Las Vegas, NV Las Rageous
May 12 Somerset, WI Northern Invasion
May 18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
June 1 Nürburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring
June 2 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park
June 5 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
June 6 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
June 8 Aarhus, Denmark Northridge Festival
June 9 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle