A PERFECT CIRCLE’s BILLY HOWERDEL Shares “Free And Weightless” From New Album What Normal Was

The second single from Billy Howerdel‘s forthcoming solo album plus a visualizer video for the track “Free And Weightless” were released today. Howerdel will release What Normal Was on June 10.

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“‘Free and Weightless” stood on its own as an instrumental demo for a year before I cracked the code on the vocals,” explains Howerdel. “It was built out of a rolling collage of loops, which isn’t something I would normally do. Thematically, everything on this record is pointed at personal relationships. The songs are a combination of a few conversations happening in a split-screen point-of-view. No one story is ever completely singular. It’s like patchwork.”

What Normal Was is already creating a lot of buzz, with accolades coming from seemingly everywhere; Consequence and Guitar World have much praise for Howerdel, the latter publication perfectly observing him as “treading a line between Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails.” While talking about “Free and Weightless,” Daniel P. Carter, host of BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show said, “If you’re a huge fan of A Perfect Circle, you’re gonna love it hands down. Has shades of A Perfect Circle in there but also a lot of his early influences really coming through like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Echo & the Bunnymen. Solid!” Similarly, we at Metal Injection made the same observation of Howerdel‘s first single from What Normal Was, “Poison Flowers,” which was released last month

Billy Howerdel kicks off a six-week jaunt in support of the album on June 10 in Ventura, CA, and along the way, there are two dates where Howedel will join his APC bandmate Maynard James Keenan, out on the road with this time with Puscifer. You can find all dates of the tour below.

6/11 Ventura, CA – Ventura Music Hall [Tickets]
6/12 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre (feat. Puscifer) [Tickets]
6/14 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up [Tickets]
6/15 San Francisco, CA – The Independent [Tickets]
6/16 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post [Tickets]
6/18 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom [Tickets]
6/19 Seattle, WA – Neumos [Tickets]
6/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall [Tickets]
6/22 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre [Tickets]
6/24 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café [Tickets]
6/25 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest [Tickets]
6/26 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall [Tickets]
6/28 Chicago, IL – Cabaret Metro [Tickets]
6/29 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall [Tickets]
7/1 Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (feat. Puscifer) [Tickets]
7/2 Toronto, ON – Axis Club [Tickets]
7/3 Montreal, QC – Café Campus [Tickets]
7/5 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall [Tickets]
7/6 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre [Tickets]
7/8 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts [Tickets]
7/9 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage [Tickets]
7/10 Charlotte, NC – The Underground [Tickets]
7/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade [Tickets]
7/14 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues [Tickets]
7/15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Inside Downstairs [Tickets]
7/16 Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall [Tickets]
7/17 Austin, TX – Emos [Tickets]
7/20 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom [Tickets]

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