PUSCIFER, the Arizona-based electro-rock band fronted by TOOL's Maynard James Keenan, returns to the ring on March 17 as the band launches the "Money $hot - Round 2" tour, kicking off at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, California. Additional dates will be announced in early January.
Maynard James Keenan said of the live performance: "This show is so much more than just a band regurgitating songs. This is a multi-media performance unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed. There are those who know, and there are those who will know soon enough." Guitar player/producer Mat Mitchell added: "'Round 1' was a blast for us. Looking forward to more bone-breaking fun in 'Round 2'!"
PUSCIFER kicked off the "Money $hot – Round 1" tour the day after the release of "Money $hot", playing the Monster Mash festival on November 1 with the next six weeks spent trekking from coast-to-coast presenting sold out performances that marry the concept of concert and theater. The Kansas City Star, in a live review, said: "Not much emerges from the music world these days that feels genuinely unique, but PUSCIFER's 'Money $hot' tour qualifies. Each component of the show was first-rate: the sound mix, the videos, the musical performance and the theatrics. It all added up to a show that was as memorable as it was unique."
"Money $hot" was released on October 30 via Keenan's Puscifer Entertainment. The album landed at #1 on Billboard's Independent Music chart, #2 on the Alternative Albums chart and #30 on the Top 200. In a four-star review, Revolver magazine described the album as "a meditative and hypnotic — not to mention wholly engaging — offering" and both Crave and Kerrang! placed the release on their year-end, best-of lists, with Crave saying: "The yin and yang of masculine and feminine energy interweave a pulsing eroticism that curls itself around the mind like one of Keenan's many grapevines."
Mar. 17 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
Mar. 18 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Mar. 20 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
Mar. 22 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre
Mar. 23 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium
Mar. 25 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
Mar. 26 Grand Rapids, MI Devos Performance Hall
Mar. 28 Rockford, IL Coronado Theatre
Mar. 29 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
Mar. 30 Columbus, OH The LC Indoor Pavilion
Apr. 01 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Apr. 02 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Apr. 04 Akron, OH Akron Civic Theatre
Apr. 05 Buffalo, NY Center for the Arts
Apr. 06 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Apr. 08 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium
Apr. 09 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Apr. 10 Reading, PA Santander Performing Arts Center
Apr. 12 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Apr. 13 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Apr. 16 Providence, RI Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
LUCHAFER open on all dates.
PUSCIFER's touring lineup is Keenan, Mitchell, singer Carina Round, drummer Jeff Friedl, keyboard player/vocalist Mahsa Zargaran and the newest addition, bass player Paul Barker (MINISTRY, LEAD INTO GOLD).
Tickets are on-sale on Wednesday, December23, with VIP packages available simultaneously at this location.