As many Tool fans will know, Maynard James Keenan is very good at doing things that aren’t Tool related. Bearing that in mind, he’s just revealed that A Perfect Circle have some big, non-Tool-related plans for next year.

As Metal Injection reports, Keenan is currently on the campaign trail plugging his new biography, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things, which is filled with Keenan trivia, including the fact that he almost fronted Rage Against The Machine.

During a promotional stop in Los Angeles, the frontman and winemaker was joined by good friend and A Perfect Circle bandmate Billy Howerdel. During a discussion between the two, they revealed APC will be on the move in 2017.

According to Metal Injection, A Perfect Circle fans can expect a tour next year, including a gig at the Hollywood Bowl on 7th May. Apparently, they’ve even been working on some new material so a new record could see its way to release.

It’s been a good 13 years since we last had an official studio release from A Perfect Circle. Thirteenth Step came out all the way back in 2003 and 2004’s eMOTIVe was comprised mostly of covers.

Meanwhile, during a recent meet-and-greet in Salt Lake City, Tool guitarist Adam Jones revealed that he and bandmates Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor have been in the studio three days a week.

The result of this schedule has been two albums’ worth of new material recored. However, only five of the songs that have been completed actually “meet their Tool standard” and Keenan is yet to contribute to any of the tracks.

Puscifer’s Money $hot – Round Under Tour Dates

Friday, 20th January
Mona Foma, Hobart, Tas

Saturday, 22nd January
Plenary, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Vic or 132 849

Monday, 23rd January
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA or 136 100

Wednesday, 25th January
Darling Harbour Theatre, Sydney, NSW or 132 849

Thursday, 26th January
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD or 132 849

Sunday, 29th January
Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand or 0800 111 999