Maynard James Keenan Reveals Puscifer’s Upcoming and Future Plans in a New interview with Rick Beato


In a new wide-ranging interview with Rick Beato, Maynard James Keenan of Tool and a perfect circle has revealed the upcoming plans of his band Puscifer, following their upcoming headline tour, with activities rolling through 2023, potentially. According to MJK, Puscifer will release two new pay-per-view specials this fall “around Halloween.” One is a full concert performance of the Conditions of My Parole album “start to finish with “ a lot of Billy D and Hildy bits!” The second is called “V is for Versatile” – which Keenan remarked will be “the entire Vagina era” with the music completely revamped, and filmed at Sunset Sound, with a studio documentary. The audio versions of both pay-per-view specials from Puscifer TV will be released simultaneously. He expects Puscifer to tour Europe and South America next year. The interview is in-depth about Keenan’s career, wine-making, recording, similarities and differences of all of his bands, and his self-care regimen on tour, and more!


Watch the “Bullet Train To Iowa (Re-imagined by Billy Howerdel)” video:

Puscifer also recently released a two-song single featuring re-imagined versions of “Bullet Train To Iowa” and ”The Underwhelming” from Existential Reckoning. The new mixes come from Keenan’s A Perfect Circle bandmates Billy Howerdel (“Bullet Train To Iowa”) and James Iha (“The Underwhelming”). A Meats Meier-created video for “Bullet Train To Iowa (Re-Imagined by Billy Howerdel)” was released this morning (


The audio companion to the 2021 livestream event, “Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents featuring Money $hot by Puscifer,” is available for the first time ever on vinyl, and DVD/CD as of June 15. The 11-song collection can be purchased directly from, as well as indie retailers. The film is currently available for streaming/downloading via Puscifer TV.


Existential Reckoning tour dates:

October 13 San Francisco, CA The Warfield


October 15 Reno, NV Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort


October 16 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre


October 18 Escondido, CA California Center for Arts Escondido – Concert Hall


October 20 Tucson, AZ The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall (formerly Tucson Music Hall)


October 21 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre


October 22 San Antonio, TX Tech Port Center & Arena


October 25 Houston, TX 713 Music Hall


October 26 Ft. Worth, TX Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium


October 28 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theater


October 29 Baton Rouge, LA River Center Theatre


October 31 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium


November 1 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium


November 3 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall


November 4 Washington, DC Warner Theatre


November 5 Atlantic City, NJ Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


November 7 Montreal, QC MTelus


November 8 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre


November 10 Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J. Brady Music Center


November 11 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace


November 12 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre


November 13 Madison, WI The Orpheum Theater


November 15 Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Performance Hall


November 17 St. Louis, MO The Factory


November 18 Kansas City, MO The Midland Theatre


November 19 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Theater


November 22 Prescott, AZ Yavapai College Performing Arts Center


Puscifer photo credit Travis Shinn


About Puscifer

Born somewhere in the Arizona desert, Puscifer is an electro-rock band, multimedia experience, traveling circus, and alien abduction survivors. The group’s catalog consists of four full-length studio albums: “V” is for Vagina [2007], Conditions of My Parole [2011], Money Shot [2015], and Existential Reckoning (2020) — in addition to a series of EPs and remixes. Beyond the core trio of Maynard James Keenan [vocals, songwriting], Mat Mitchell [guitar, production, songwriting], and Carina Round [vocals, songwriting], the group’s ever-evolving ecosystem encompasses Josh Moreau (bass), Gunnar Olsen (drums), as well as a cast of characters such as Billy D and his wife Hildy Berger, Major Douche, Special Agent Dick Merkin, and many more. Meanwhile, the moniker’s origins can be traced to a 1995 episode of the HBO classic Mr. Show where Keenan first used the name “Puscifer.” In addition to tallying tens of millions of streams and views, they’ve piqued the curiosity of the press. Entertainment Weekly christened them, “Exceptionally groovy,” and Revolver fittingly described them as “indescribable.” Renowned for an immersive live show, the group’s performances blur the lines between concert and theater, traversing the dusty American Southwest with Billy D and Hildy or the sweaty squared circle with Luchadores. They’ve brought their unique live experience to life everywhere from Coachella to Bonnaroo. On their 2020 debut for Alchemy Recordings/Puscifer Entertainment/BMG entitled Existential Reckoning, Puscifer track Billy D back to the desert and, just maybe, uncover the truth about aliens once and for all.