A Perfect Circle Details
A Perfect Circle is a supergroup formed in 1999 by Billy Howerdel and Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan. The group released its debut album, "Mer de Noms," in 2000, and it sold nearly 200,000 copies in the first week and jumped to #4 on the Billboard chart. That made this the highest-selling debut album for a rock band to date. The band immediately hit the road, touring with Howerdel's former group Nine Inch Nails. The singles "Judith," "Libras" and "Hollow" have endured as hits. That set the stage for A Perfect Circle's second album, "Thirteenth Step" in 2003, though with slightly altered personnel, as Paz Lenchantin and Van Leeuwen left the band for other gigs. Therefore, "Thirteenth Step" features a new sound for the group, more melodic, rhythmic and somewhat lighter, such as on the singles "Blue" and "Weak and Powerless."
Following positive reviews and a successful world tour, A Perfect Circle returned home to the U.S. to record their third album "Emotive", a collection of mostly covers associated with peace, such as John Lennon's "Imagine," Nick Lowe's "Peace, Love and Understanding" and Depeche Mode's "People Are People." The album was immediately followed with the release of a CD-DVD set, "Amotion", with music videos for several singles. That year, after playing their last concert in Denver, A Perfect Circle went on hiatus, the band members dispersing to work on other projects.
In 2010, A Perfect Circle reunited and launched a tour in the U.S. and Canada. The band more formally returned in 2018 with the release of its fourth studio album, called Eat the Elephant, to the excitement of many fans.
A Perfect Circle Setlist
Below is a list of songs included in the A Perfect Circle setlist. The setlist for individuals shows is subject to change, but these are some songs that A Perfect Circle commonly plays at concerts.
- The Package
- The Hollow
- The Noose
- Weak and Powerless
- By and Down