It’s been six years since A Perfect Circle toured, and fourteen years since the band’s last proper album, Thirteenth Step (they released a covers album, eMOTIVe, the following year). And while the group had already announced that they’d be playing Florida’s Welcome To Rockville and Fort Rock Festivals, today they announced a month-long tour that will start on April 7 in Las Vegas.

What’s more is that the band are actually going to begin work on a new album. It’s not certain as to when it will come out, but guitarist Billy Howerdel commented by saying “getting back to writing music with A Perfect Circle is a great way to start the new year.” So that means nothing, given that Keenan certainly seems to be taking time writing lyrics for his other band. Regardless, if you’re a fan of APC’s excellent debut Mer de Noms or Thirteenth Step (let’s not count eMOTIVe), you’ve got something to look forward to.

4/7-8  Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
4/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
4/11  San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre
4/13  San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic
4/14  Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
4/15  Salt Lake City @ Maverik Center
4/17  Denver, CO @ 1st Bank Center
4/19  Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Amphitheatre
4/20  St. Louis, MO @ Chafietz Arena
4/22  Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
4/3  Grand Prairie, TX  Verizon Theatre
4/25  Austin, TX @ HEB Center at Cedar Park
4/26  San Antonio, TX  @ Freeman Coliseum
4/27  Houston, TX  @ Smart Financial Center
4/29  Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
4/30  Ft. Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
5/02  Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/03  Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
5/05  Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
5/07  Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl