A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel Announces New Album, Massive Summer Tour | Revolver

A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel Announces New Album, Massive Summer Tour

First solo LP in 14 years is due out June 10th

Earlier this year, A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel emerged with his first solo song in 14 years, "Poison Flowers." Now, he's formally announced the album that it will appear on. Titled What Normal Was, the LP marks his second ever solo album and first under his own name, following his 2008 debut under the moniker Ashes Divide. The 10-track opus is due out June 10 via Alchemy Recordings/Rise Records/BMG, and the following day he'll be taking it on the road for a massive summer tour that includes two dates with Puscifer. 

The journey begins June 11th in Ventura, CA, and travels all throughout the U.S. — and up into Canada — before wrapping up in Texas on July 20th. He hasn't announced any supporting acts, but obviously his new LP will be what he's most excited to promote. Speaking of which, he's also offered up a new music video for "Poison Flowers," which you can watch above via YouTube. 

"This is me stepping back into my early teen self and making the record I would've made if I had the means and the knowledge when I first picked up a guitar—just in 2022," Howerdel said of his time making the album. "It's that moment as a kid when you hear a record, close your eyes, and go somewhere else. That was the time I found my lane, so to speak."

Pre-orders will be available soon, but for now, you can check out its artwork, track listing and the full list of tour dates below. 

Billy Howerdel What Normal Was cover art

What Normal Was tracklist: 
Selfish Heart
Free And Weightless
Beautiful Mistake
The Same Again
Poison Flowers
Bring Honor Back Home

Billy Howerdel 2022 tour dates: 
June 11 Ventura, CA Ventura Music Hall
June 12 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre *
June 14 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
June 15 San Francisco, CA The Independent
June 16 Roseville, CA Goldfield Trading Post
June 18 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
June 19 Seattle, WA Neumos
June 21 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
June 22 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
June 24 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
June 25 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
June 26 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
June 28 Chicago, IL Cabaret Metro
June 29 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
July 1 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre *
July 2 Toronto, ON Axis Club
July 3 Montreal, QC Café Campus
July 5 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
July 6 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
July 8 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
July 9 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
July 10 Charlotte, NC The Underground
July 12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
July 14 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
July 15 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall – Inside Downstairs
July 16 Dallas, TX The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
July 17 Austin, TX Emos
July 20 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom