Puscifer Announce Existential Reckoning Tour Dates Including Phoenix

The Puscifer Existential Reckoning Tour makes its way to the Arizona Federal Theater on Saturday, June 11th.

Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell and Carina Round are joined by openers Moodie Black.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 18 at 10am on livenation.com.

These are Puscifer’s first US dates since 2016 when the Money Shot Round 2 Tour played at the same venue, which was then the Comerica Theater.

“Existential Reckoning” was released amid a global pandemic that prevented Puscifer from touring with the album at the time.

But that didn’t stop them from streaming a lavish theatrical performance of the album on October 30, 2020, the day it hit the streets. It was filmed in advance using the experimental desert town of Arcosanti, Arizona as an intriguing backdrop.

As Keenan summed up the appeal of this place in a pre-show press release: “Imagine you were an extraterrestrial traveler and you landed in the Southwest and you wanted to take on an identity and blend in here. That would probably be a good place to do that.”

According to the press release, “A taste of the live outing was hinted at with the groundbreaking and mind-blowing livestream event ‘Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti.’

An on-demand/VOD version of the concert film and accompanying soundtrack was released in November 2021, with physical versions of the soundtrack and film (vinyl and VHS) available in stores on February 25.

Puscifer TV is the online repository for all things Puscifer, including Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti, Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents Featuring Money $hot by Puscifer, What Is… Puscifer, and A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Divine Collisions and Pythagorean Oenology”.

The Existential Reckoning Tour, which kicks off June 9 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, includes the group’s biggest performances to date, with shows slated for Los Angeles’ Greek Theater (site of Keenan’s one-off Cinquanta mini-festival) and Brooklyn’s Movie palace converted concert hall Kings Theater and Denver’s Mission Ballroom.

Existential Reckoning topped our Arizona artists’ albums list for 2020 and was hailed as “a chilling, futuristic masterstroke that couldn’t feel more like the perfect soundtrack for this age of isolation and insecurity while a deeply… Divided America is cutting its way through the path of a once-in-a-century global pandemic.”

In addition to singing for Puscifer, Tool and A Perfect Circle, Keenan has been able to pursue a second career as a winemaker with Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards from his home since 1995, the mountain town of Jerome, Arizona (hence his placement on an Arizona artist list).

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