JEORDIE WHITE | BASE TENDENCIES
A brief interview from Bass Guitar magazine has been added to the Press page and a review of APC's Berlin show can now be found on the Reviews page. Also, the Live and Group/Promotional galleries have been updated with new photos (3 and 1, respectively).
Dates for Japan have been added to APC's tour itinerary. The band will play Osaka on October 16th (Shinsaibashi Club Quatro) and Tokyo on October 18th (Shinjyuki Liquid Room).
Big Day Out 2004 dates have been confirmed as follows:
January 16 • Auckland
January 18 • Gold Coast
January 23 • Sydney
January 26 • Melbourne
January 30 • Adelaide
February 1 • Perth
Additionally, more tour dates – cities only, no venues -- have been announced at aperfectcircle.com as follows:
Monday, November 17 • Columbus, OH
Tuesday, November 18 • Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, November 20 • Syracuse, NY
Friday, November 21 • Durham, NH
Saturday, November 22 • Portland, ME
Monday, November 24 • Providence, RI
Tuesday, November 25 • Wallingford, CT
Wednesday, November 26 • Albany, NY
Friday, November 28 • TBA, OH
Saturday, November 29 • Louisville, KY
Wednesday, December 10 • St. Paul, MN
Expect A Perfect Circle to be third in line when the official Big Day Out 2004 lineup is announced on Friday morning, preceeding The Strokes and headliners Metallica. Other acts include The Mars Volta and Peaches.
"Crawl Home", which features PJ Harvey on vocals and Jeordie on "non-surf" guitar, will be the first single off the newly-released Desert Sessions Vol. 9 & 10. A video has already been shot, although it appears the only players featured are Josh Homme and PJ Harvey. There is also talk of a live Desert Sessions peformance sometime this Fall on The Jay Leno Show, but of course whether or not Jeordie could participate depends on his being able to work around his touring schedule with A Perfect Circle
Thirteenth Step debuted on the charts this week at #2, with sales of just over 225,000 units.
The interview in Visions that goes along with yesterday's photo has been translated from German to English and transcribed by New Model No. 15. Each band member is interviewed individually. To read the interview(s), go here.
The UK version of Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10 will have something that the U.S. release apparently won't -- a photo gallery and behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the album. Pre-orders are being taken at www.101cd.com for £ 9.99 which includes shipping if you are in the UK. For orders outside the UK, a shipping charge will apply. If you are ordering from the US, the shipping charge is £ 3.00, which would bring the total to approximately U.S. $21.00. Note that while the U.S. pre-order through RekordsRekords indicates a release date of September 23, it is shown here as having an October 6 release.
Just a note to let everyone know that aperfectcircle.net is now up and running, although some of the sections are still under construction. Keep checking back for more material to be added and especially keep an eye on the Multimedia page, which is reputed to contain one of the best APC media libraries on the internet.
Jeordie recently spoke to Launch Media to shed a little more light on the reasons behind his departure from Marilyn Manson. While insisting that the "Twiggy" makeup and costume was part of his personality, he says that he doesn't miss playing the role at all. "You know, ninety percent of the time in Manson, during the years I meant it, you know, it was a real extension of myself and I was really expressing myself and I was honest." he says. "But, towards the end, it got to be more of a job, so I kind of wanted to explore being a musician more than, um, you know, just a performer."
Congratulations to A Perfect Circle for putting out what has to be one of the best albums of the year, a truly amazing piece of work!
A Perfect Circle's official site has put up in Real Audio format a roughly hour long interview aired last night on Seattle's 107.7 The End, which features Jeordie, Josh and Billy and debuts tracks from the new album. For anyone who is unable to listen, an in-depth written run-down of the interview can be found here, courtesy of StigmA.
The first round of U.S. tour dates have been confirmed as follows:
Friday, October 31 • Freeman Coliseum • San Antonio, TX
Saturday, November 1 • Reliant Arena • Houston, TX
Sunday, November 2 • Voodoo Festival • New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, November 4 • Bayfront Auditorium • Pensacola, FL
Wednesday, November 5 • Boutwell Auditorium • Birmingham, AL
Friday, November 7 • USF Sundome • Tampa, FL
Saturday, November 8 • Pompano Beach Ampitheatre • Pompano Beach, FL
Sunday, November 9 •Moran Theater • Jacksonville, FL
Tuesday, November 11 • Hard Rock Live • Orlando, FL
Thursday, November 13 • Knoxville Coliseum • Knoxville, TN
Friday, November 14 • MidSouth Coliseum • Memphis, TN
Saturday, November 15 • Municipal Auditorium • Nashville, TN
Monday, November 17 • Venue TBA • Baltimore, MD
According to the Calendar Section of the Los Angeles Times, APC will also play the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on October 24th. There is no official confirmation on that one yet, however.
An interview from the November 2003 issue of Guitar World is now available on the Press page and can be viewed here. A photo from this same issue has also been added to the Group/Promo gallery and can be viewed here. A big thanks to Brian a/k/a/ B.Diddy a/k/a McPherson a/k/a Brv1983@aol.com for scanning the interview and sending it over.
One of the first (if not *the* first) tour dates of APC's Fall U.S. tour has surfaced through Ticketmaster. The date is Friday, October 31st in San Antionio, TX at the Freeman Coliseum. Information regarding the on-sale date is not yet available.
With the release of Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10 getting closer (scheduled for release on September 23rd or October 7th, depending on which source you consult), Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme talked to this week's New Musical Express, going into detail about each track on the album. Since this might be of interest to some, what with Jeordie's involvement in the project, Josh's comments have been added to the Press page.
A Perfect Circle is featured in this week's Kerrang! magazine. The photos, one of which is a cover shot, have been added to the Group/Promo gallery. The interview is with the entire band and an excerpt featuring Jeordie reads as follows:
Sitting in the air-conditioned comfort of one of APC's two tour buses alongside a smiling Josh Freese, now shorn of his temporary facial appendages, Jeordie White, who replaced APC's original bassist Paz Lenchantin, (she left to follow another bald Billy in Zwan, and has since left that band too), is pausing for a second before answering the question he gets asked in every interview. His voice is slow and soothing, and a pair of piercing brown eyes stare out from his Picasso-esque features. The question, of course, is how being in APC compares to being in MM.
"It's like starting a relationship with somebody; you can't really compare them to each other. This band is definitely a group of equals," White begins. Wearily.
Whereas MM was ...
"I didn't say that," he snaps. "Don't put words into my mouth. I just said this is a group of equals. It's a relationship with four other people.
It came together real quick. Playing together, getting drunk together. Doing magic tricks together ..."
I will try to have the entire interview up sometime next week. Thanks to Xerxius, suicidedoll and lindalou for all of the above.
A couple of brief items to report today: First up, Billy Howerdel talked to Canadian music news outlet Chart Attack about the new album and the new lineup. Following is an excerpt from the interview concerning Jeordie (and James):
"I think Jeordie already proved himself with what he added to the recording. He’s fallen into APC’s not-so-Marilyn Manson life quite well. James… well, he had to learn so much dense material so quickly, we couldn’t help but be impressed. They’ve already injected some fresh life into things."
At this point, White and Iha begin an impromptu jig around Keenan at the other end of the tour bus. White’s hands flail madly about as Iha sports a lovely newspaper pirate hat. Howerdel and drummer Josh Freese are lost in laughter.
"Yeah, I think they’re going to add something special… and certainly keep us on our toes."
In conjunction with their sold out shows in Toronto tomorrow night and Thursday night, members of APC will make a guest appearance on Much Music at 5 p.m. on Thursday and following at 6 p.m. there will be an interview with radio personality The Brother at 102.1 The Edge.
In news from Down Under, according to the "Hard Rock" column of Sydney weekly publication Drum Media, Jeordie confirmed to them last week that APC will indeed be a part of Big Day Out 2004, which takes place in January.
Jeordie's Metal Hammer interview can now be read on this site's message board under the A Perfect Circle forum. As soon as I get settled in my new place and get my life in some kind of order again, I will post the full interview, which also includes words from Billy, on the Interviews page. Thanks very, very much to "suicidedoll" for transcribing this, thus making it available a lot sooner than it would have been otherwise!
According to mtv.com, Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10 is now set for an October 7th release rather than September 23rd, although there still is no official confirmation on either date. Meanwhile, a track listing has surfaced as follows:
1.Dead In Love
2. I Wanna Make It Wit Chu
3. Covered In Punks Blood
4. There Will Never Be A Better Time
5. Crawl Home
6. I'm Here For Your Daughter
7. Powdered Wig Machine
8. In My Head...Or Something
9. Holey Dime
10. A Girl Like Me
12. Subcutaneous Phat
13. Bring It Back Gentle
14. Shepherds Pie
Jeordie is not the only member of A Perfect Circle to have had a part in the recording of DS9/10, which took place out at Joshua Tree back in February under the direction of Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme. Look for appearances by drummer Josh Freese, as well as former APC guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen.
An interview with Jeordie appears in the October issue of Metal Hammer, where he talks openly about his new gig with APC and departure from Marilyn Manson, among other things.
"It's a little less unpredictable and there's a lot less danger involved - as far as comparing APC to Marilyn Manson is concerned," Jeordie says in the interview. "Being in MM was definitely more of a lifestyle and I had to pay way more attention to image and theatrics - but this band is just a little more classy. Don't get me wrong - I have no bad words to say about MM - but APC is definitely more focused on the music than on the attitude and image. It's not that I had a problem with the celebrity of MM - it's just the fact that the celebrity and the image outweighed the music and I wasn't happy with that. It seemed to get to the point where you could capture pictures of us in celebrity magazines at a movie premiere - which had nothing to do with music. Living in Hollywood you rub shoulders with other famous people and you find yourself hanging out with your peers like Sean Penn and Johnny Depp - which is great 'cos they're cool guys - but living with fame I obtained with MM I kind of personally lost perspective of why I got into this in the first place - you know - for art and music. But being part of APC excited me again."
I’m in the middle of a cross-country drive…well, semi-cross country, I guess, since my starting point was Chicago…but hope to have the full interview up in a few days when I get to LA where I can get my hands on the magazine. In the meantime, however, if anyone gets ahold of the magazine beforehand and can scan or transcribe (preferably the latter) the interview and email it to me or, better yet, post it on the message board, it will hopefully get on the site a bit sooner. A big thanks to Krazzy Joe and gabrieltoxic for the heads up on this item, since my internet access has been a bit more limited than usual the last few days.
A Perfect Circle has landed a spot among Pollstar's 15 top concerts of 2003, coming in right at #15. In other APC news, the "Weak and Powerless" video is now in rotation and can be seen on Canada's Much Music. No word yet on when MTV will be airing it. A good summary of the visuals can be found over at aperfectcircle.net's BBS by clicking here
For anyone who's been wondering as to the status of Jeordie's project with Chris Goss, better known as the "Snowballs" project, the Masters of Reality official site has finally updated the news and, among other things, reports that the pair continue their collaborative effort, even with Jeordie on the road with A Perfect Circle. Nothing definitive, however, as to when this might actually see a release. You can check the MOR news page for the rest of the updates on what Chris has been up to over the last several months.
In Lollapalooza news, after wrapping up another well received performance by A Perfect Circle last night in Seattle, Jeordie later returned to the stage to join Jane's Addiction on rhythm guitar during "Mountain Song". Josh Freese also made a guest appearance, playing drums during "Jane Says".
Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10 is now available for pre-order at this location, with the release date of September 23rd still seeming to hold.
An interview with Jeordie from the new Kerrang! has been added to the Interviews page. Also, a new promotional photo of the band can be found in the Promo gallery [Thanks to lindalou and metalchick, respectively].
Regarding APC's appearance at the three day Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, they have been confirmed and are scheduled to play on Sunday, November 2nd.
A Perfect Circle are expected to be among 80+ artists scheduled to appear at this year's Voodoo Music Experience, which takes place at New Orleans' City Park October 31st through November 2nd. Other acts scheduled include Queens of the Stone Age, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Cypress Hill and Mos Def, though a complete schedule is not yet available. Tickets go on sale this Friday via voodoomusicfest.com or by calling 1-800-594-8499. A three day pass will be available for $80.
Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10 has now been given a September 23rd release date by Ipecac Recordings. Hopefully this one holds.
A Perfect Circle's 7-date trek with Lollapalooza 2003 starts today in Phoenix. They are scheduled to take to the stage at 5:35 p.m. at all 7 dates.
Two songs off the upcoming Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10 are available for download in mp3 format at this location (right click and use the "save target as" function). Also featured here are tracks from the new Eagles of Death Metal, Mark Lanegan and Troy Van Leeuwen's Enemy. These tracks are reportedly off of a sampler CD that has been available at recent Lollapalooza dates, so those of you attending any of the upcoming Lolla dates be on the lookout for it. Desert Sessions Vol. 9/10 is currently scheduled for a late September release.
I've uncovered some ticket info for APC's upcoming Toronto date -- tickets go on sale August 14th through Ticketmaster. However, only the September 10 date was mentioned, so it is unclear now whether there actually will be a show on the 11th as well. If I get any further info on this, I will let everyone know.
More dates for the Canadian trek have been announced. APC will play the Grand Theatre in Quebec City on September 8 and on September 10 and 11 they will play the Opera House in Toronto. I don't have ticket info for these gigs, so please check local listings for that information.
Another date has trickled in for the Canadian leg of the tour with A Perfect Circle now scheduled to play the Metropolis in Montreal on Saturday, September 6th. Tickets are on sale now at this location.
Having a night off between Ozzfest dates, Marilyn Manson, girlfriend Dita Von Teese and bandmates Tim Skold, John5, Ginger Fish and Pogo all came out for A Perfect Circle's show last night in Philadelpia. Realizing that his former co-workers were in the audience, Jeordie addressed the issue by telling the crowd that it felt "kind of like having sex with your new girlfriend with your old one watching."
Jeordie recently lent a hand to SoCal-based March by producing a four song EP for the group. A limited edition of the EP will be available at an August 13th show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Free tickets to this show are available to the first 100 people to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two more Canadian dates have been added to A Perfect Circle's tour schedule. The band will appear at Centennial Hall in London, Ontario on Thursday, September 4th and at the Ottawa Congress Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on Friday, September 5th. Tickets go on sale August 7th and 9th, respectively, through Ticketmaster. Also, please note that the August 29th Edmonton show will now take place at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium rather than Red's as originally indicated by Ticketmaster last week. Tickets for this one go on sale August 8th.
MTV's review of last night's show at Irving Plaza in New York has been added to the Reviews page.
Jeordie took to the airwaves this afternoon to be a guest DJ on Boston's WBCN radio along with bandmate Billy Howerdel, where the two served up an eclectric mix of Ozzy Osbourne, Richard Marx, Men Without Hats, KISS, Queens of the Stone Age...and Marilyn Manson(!). A Perfect Circle play show #6 of their sold out promo tour tonight at the Berkley Academy of Music.
The album cover for Thirteenth Step has been revealed today and can be viewed here. Also, aperfectcircle.us is now hosting the official full studio version of "Weak and Powerless", so be sure to head over there for a listen.
Good news for those of you in Western Canada -- A Perfect Circle will be coming your way after they wrap up Lollapalooza on August 24th. The dates are as follows:
August 27th - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
August 29th - Edmonton, AB - Red's West Edmonton Mall
August 30th - Calgary, AB - Macewan Hall Ballroom
September 1st - Winnepeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
Tickets for all shows go on sale August 1st through Ticketmaster. [Thanks in part to aperfectcircle.us for the above dates].
A second review on the Denver show has been added to the Reviews page, along with one of the Dallas show.
An indepth review of the Denver, CO tour opener from someone who was there has been posted on the Reviews page. Thanks to Kendra for sharing!
A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel spoke to The Dallas Morning News and gave a few details regarding Jeordie's being brought into the fold. Although coming from Marilyn Manson and bringing some "baggage" along with him, Howerdel says that Jeordie ended up being a good fit for the band. A former guitar technician, Billy knew both Jeordie (as well as new guitarist James Iha) previous to his joining up with A Perfect Circle. "I worked for Nine Inch Nails, and Marilyn Manson was the opening band," he says of his initial introduction to Jeordie. "This was 10 years ago. I'd bumped into Jeordie over the years. He heard we were looking for a bass player. It really clicked." Howerdel claims he was surprised at everyone's enthusiasm and that he "didn't know that Maynard would be that into it. When we'd been out and seen Jeordie, it would be real low-key. But when his name came up, Maynard was interested."
A Perfect Circle performs a sold out show tonight at Dallas' Granada Theater.
Before heading off to Denver today on the eve of their 12 city promotional tour and Lollapalooza performances, A Perfect Circle held a private showcase last night for family and friends at their Los Angeles rehearsal studio, wherein they debuted their new material and stage show. A full review of the show will be up later today at aperfectcircle.us, to be followed by a few mp3 clips of the performance itself. Also, be sure to bookmark this site for future reference -- the launch of the full site is expected to occur shortly and will feature, among other things, a huge archive of A Perfect Cirle news and multimedia, which should be of interest to die-hard APC fans as well as new fans looking for an extensive history and background on Jeordie's new band.
The promotional clip of "Weak and Powerless" reported on yesterday has hit the internet and is now available on the Audio page. Click here to listen. Also, if you are in the San Antonio, Texas area, local radio station KISS 99.5 has stated on its website that if the single is delivered to them as expected on July 29th, they plan to debut it sometime between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and noon on that same day.
Though it still has not been confirmed as to whether or not A Perfect Circle will be playing Nottingham on September 16th, there is a new show for the UK which has been confirmed. That show will take place on September 17th in Manchester (Manchester University) and APC will be headlining this one. Tickets are on sale now at this location.
An additonal date may have been added to A Perfect Circle's UK itinerary, with the Deftones recently confirmed for a September 16th show at Nottingham's Rock City (a venue considerably smaller than Wembley Arena) along with "very special guests". I have contacted the venue with hopes of confirming just who the openers are, but in case I don't hear back, those of you in the area with an interest in this might want to do some checking around yourselves.
Filming for the video to accompany A Perfect Circle's "Weak and Powerless" commenced on Monday, July 21st in Los Angeles. No word on when the video will premiere but the single is set to debut on radio stations on August 4th. Also, a 30 second sound clip of "Weak and Powerless" will reportedly be making the rounds shortly as part of an internet promotion campaign. [Thanks to aperfectcircle.us.]
"Weak and Powerless" has been selected as the first single from Thirteenth Step and, as reported last week, is set to debut on August 4th. [Thanks to www.aperfectcircle.org]
Will A Perfect Circle follow up their September UK/Euro trek opening for the Deftones with such a tour of the US? While nothing is confirmed, the Deftones’ Chino Moreno indicated to New York’s K-Rock radio last week that he hopes it can be pulled together. If you are a fan of either or both bands, you are no doubt aware of the fact that APC vocalist Maynard James Keenan is featured on the track "Passenger" off the Deftones’ 2000 CD White Pony.
The yet-to-be-determined single from APC's forthcoming Thirteenth Step will reportedly hit the airwaves on August 4th, just a few days after the start of the band's promotional club tour.
A Perfect Circle has announced a 12 date club tour to showcase material from the new album beginning in Denver, CO on July 26th. The dates are as follows:
July 26 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
July 28 - Dallas, TX - Grenada Theatre
July 30 - Atlanta, GA - Roxy Theatre
August 1 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
August 2 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
August 3 - Boston, MA - Berklee Academy of Music
August 5 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
August 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
August 8 - Cleveland, OH - Odeon
August 9 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
August 10 - Chicago, IL - Cabaret Metro
August 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages
Also, the name of the album has been announced -- Thirteenth Step -- and the track listing is as follows:
Weak and Powerless
The Nurse Who Loved Me
Read the full Virgin Records press release here.
More album release news, this time on Melissa Auf der Maur's upcoming solo effort on which Jeordie is reported to be among the many guest musicians making an appearance. The album, originally forecast for release this Summer, has now been scheduled for an early 2004 release.
Got new info on the film project "Live Freaky! Die Freaky" to report. While the film will only have a limited theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles in the Fall, an official release date of February 15, 2004 has been set for the DVD, a date which holds for Europe as well as the U.S. The DVD will include behind the scenes footage and will also come with a soundtrack. For the full update, go to www.livefreakydiefreaky.com.
The latest update from Ipecac Records on Desert Sessions 9/10 now forecasts a September release date, pushed back from the August 12th date as had previously been set by the label (but bumped up from MTV’s report of October).
In APC news from Down Under, while rumors that the band will appear at Australia’s upcoming Livid Festival appear to be unfounded at this point, talk that they will be a part of the Big Day Out 2004 lineup seems a bit more plausible. Thus far, however, Metallica is the only band to be confirmed. Look for more artists to be added to the roster over the coming months, with the complete lineup expected to be announced in early October.