A Perfect Circle Shares New Single Saluting Cultural Icons We’ve Lost [Listen]

first_imgAhead of the release of their first new album in more than a decade, A Perfect Circle has shared a new single from the upcoming release. The track, “So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish”, is a nod to cult classic science fiction novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It serves as a salute to several of the giants of popular culture who passed away in recent memory, referencing the deaths of actors Gene Wilder and Carrie Fisher, boxer Muhammad Ali, and rock legend David Bowie (“Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom/ Ali and Leia have moved on”). And, in a further nod to the Hitchhiker’s Guide, the band has set the audio track to visuals of dolphins, who utter the title’s now-famous words in the book’s opening chapter.As Maynard James Keenan explained in a statement about the track, “We all cope with the absurd in our own manner. … The Italian side of me produces and shares wine with friends in order to feel grounded and connected in the midst of all the madness. But once the wine is gone, the drunk and sarcastic Irish side of me goes straight for the unreasonable jugular. #comedyfirstandalways”. Listen to the new A Perfect Circle track below:A Perfect Circle – “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish”[Video: A Perfect Circle]A Perfect Circle features Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine). Their new album, Eat The Elephant, the band’s first release since 2004’s eMOTIVe, is due out on Friday, April 20th.A Perfect Circle’s 2018 tour is now underway following performances in Tucson and at the first weekend of Coachella this past Sunday. The tour continues tonight and tomorrow with shows in Santa Barbara and San Jose before taking them back to Indio for weekend two of Coachella. For a full list of upcoming shows, see below. For more information, head to the band’s website.A Perfect Circle 2018 Tour Dates:04/14 – Tuscon, AZ @ Veterans Memorial Stadium04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival04/17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre04/18 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose State University Events Center04/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Music Festival04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival05/12 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion05/15 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena05/16 – Columbia, MO @ Mizzou Arena05/18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range05/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC05/25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma05/26 – Dallas, TX @ BFD at Starplex Pavilion06/01 – Nürburgring, DE @ Rock Am Ring06/02 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park06/05 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset06/06 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum06/08 – Aarhus, DK @ Northridge Festival06/09 – Helsinki, FL @ Sideways Festival06/12 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester06/13 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton06/14 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton06/17 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle06/20 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 62206/23 – Esch-Sur-Aizette, LU @ Rockhal06/24 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop06/26 – Paris, FR @ Olympia06/28 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival Madrid06/29 – Barcelona, ES @ Be Prog! My Friend Festival07/01 – Verona, IT @ Rock The CastleView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Rajasthan Royals sign BookMyShow

first_imgMumbai: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Monday announced a deal with BookMyShow for the upcoming season of the league. Tickets for Royal’s home matches, which will be held at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur from March 25, will go on sale online from Tuesday.Over 20,000 tickets priced between Rs 500 to Rs 12,000 will be up for grabs for fans ahead of the first home match. This year, the ticket prices will also be on a dynamic basis, with the prices being determined by a few factors including opponents, demand and the time period left for the match to begin.The partnership marks a move to simplify the ticket purchasing process for fans across the globe.Speaking on the move, Lead owner of Royals Manoj Badale said: “We’re proud to be working yet again with BookMyShow, the leaders in the Indian entertainment and ticketing market. We have aligned in our approach of keeping the fans on priority and will work together to give the fans the most hassle free and progressive ticketing and on-ground services.” IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more