A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel is gearing up to release his debut album under his own name, marking the first solo record he'll have released in a long 14 years. In March and mid-May we heard two new songs, "Poison Flowers" and "Free and Weightless," respectively, and today he's offered up a third cut called "Selfish Hearts." Like the last two, it's a gothy synth-pop tune with smokey plumes of keyboards, a skittering drum machine beat and a sonorous vocal delivery from Howerdel. Take a listen above via YouTube.
"No matter how many different track listings I tried, 'Selfish Hearts' always felt like the right song to welcome listeners to What Normal Was," Howerdel said of the song. "Sometimes a chord change can give me chills. 'Selfish Hearts' does that for me."
The full album, What Normal Was, arrives June 10th via Alchemy Recordings/Rise Records/BMG and is available for pre-order here.
The day after it drops, Howerdel will embark on a massive summer tour, presented by Revolver, that'll trek all over the U.S. and up into Canada with his newly-announced support act VOWWS. See the full list of dates for that below.
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