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Maynard James Keenan Announces Moderators for Book Tour

October 12, 2016 10:00 am / by / no comments

Maynard James Keenan, front man of A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and TOOL, will be joined by fourteen friends over the course of his forthcoming A Perfect Union of Contrary Things (Nov. 8, Backbeat Books) tour including Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel and The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd.

Keenan, who is known for not merely being protective about his personal life but at times pointedly cagey and misleading about his history, will participate in a moderated discussion about the book and his decision to share such intimate details about his life. The special evening also includes Keenan reading passages from A Perfect Union of Contrary Things with a backdrop of never before seen photos and videos, as well as taking questions from the audience in what will be a rare moment of direct interaction between the elusive musician and the fans of his projects.

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things moderators:

November 9 Nashville, TN City Winery SOLD OUT
Moderators: Dino Paredes (Suretone Management) & Mark Brooks (Metalacolypse director)

November 10 Wappinger Falls, NY Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Moderator: Alex Grey (Renowned artist/Chapel of Sacred Mirrors founder)

November 11 New York, NY The New York Society for Ethical Culture SOLD OUT Moderator: Roxy Myzal (hardDrive Producer/beloved radio personality)

November 12 Washington, DC Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Moderator (both 7:30, SOLD OUT, and 10 pm readings): Roxy Myzal (hardDrive Producer/beloved radio personality)

November 14 Toronto, ON Convocation Hall (University of Toronto)
Moderator: Alan Cross (102.1 The Edge Music Director)

November 16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall (7 pm reading) SOLD OUT
Moderator: Amanda Danielson (Owner, Trattoria Stella and The Franklin/Master Sommelier)

November 16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall (10:30 pm reading)
Moderator: Dirk Flanigan (Executive Chef, Ocean Cut and Il Coniglio/Former Pigface vocalist)

November 18 Portland, OR The Aladdin Theater
Moderator (both 7:30, SOLD OUT, and 10 pm readings): Paul Barker (Ministry/Lead Into Gold/Puscifer)

November 19 Seattle, WA Kane Auditorium
Moderator: Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

November 21 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre
Moderator: Laura Milligan (aka Hildy Berger/Mr. Show)

November 22 Los Angeles, CA The Montalban Theater
Moderator: Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle/Ashes Divide)

November 25 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Arts Center SOLD OUT
Moderator: Kimber Lanning (Local First Arizona/Stinkweeds)

November 26 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Moderator: Matt Mather (Sommelier at Frasca Food & Wine)

November 27 Dallas, TX Texas Theatre
Moderator: Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips)

Tickets for all dates are on-sale now, with the exception of the Nov. 14 event at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, which are available to the general public on Oct. 14.

About the Authorized Biography, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led Maynard James Keenan to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes-surprising opportunities. Included throughout are passages in Keenan’s own words, often-humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative. Commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues rounds out the Sarah Jensen with Maynard James Keenan penned biography with a foreword from American visionary artist and longtime Keenan friend, Alex Grey. The biography arrives on Nov. 8 via Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group.