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Watch A Perfect Circle's Disconcerting New "The Contrarian" Music Video

A Perfect Circle have released the unsettling music video for their new single, "The Contrarian." You can check it out above.

The video is a compilation of modified 2D footage from the Steven Sebring hologram film that appeared in the deluxe box set edition of the band's new album, Eat the Elephant, as a companion piece to the album.

The band also added a number of new dates to their already-announced fall American tour. You can check out the group's full itinerary below.

“When APC will reconvene is never exactly defined,” guitarist Billy Howerdel told Guitar World in a May 2018 interview about the group's erratic schedule. “That frustrating, for sure, but maybe that contributes a little bit to the magic that can happen when we do get together—that feeling of not being predictable, not punching a clock. There’s an artistic value to it. But I’d still prefer to tour, make a record, take a little break, then tour and make another record.”

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A Perfect Circle 2018 Tour Dates:
06/12 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
06/13 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
06/14 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
06/17 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle
06/20 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 622
06/23 – Esch-Sur-Aizette, LU @ Rockhal
06/24 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop
06/26 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
06/28 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival Madrid
06/29 – Barcelona, ES @ Be Prog! My Friend Festival
07/01 – Verona, IT @ Rock The Castle
10/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
10/22 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/24 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheatre
10/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
10/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
10/30 – Orlando, FL @ CFE Arena
11/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum
11/02 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
11/03 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
11/06 – New York, NY @ The Theater at Madison Square Garden
11/07 – Baltimore, MD @ UMBC Events Center
11/09 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
11/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
11/13 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
11/14 – Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena
11/17 – Anaheim, CA @ The Theatre at Honda Center
11/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
11/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
12/02 – Glasgow, UK @ Scotland Glasgow Academy
12/03 – Manchester, UK @ Victoria Warehouse
12/05 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena Pavilion
12/07 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto Arena
12/13 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle Hamburg
12/15 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena Krakow
12/16 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadhalle
12/18 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
12/19 – Rome, IT @ Palalottomatica

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.