Maynard James Keenan to bring Puscifer to Boston

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Maynard James Keenan, frontman for hard rockers Tool and A Perfect Circle, will hit the road with his latest side project, Puscifer. Keenan’s multi-media, cabaret-style show will make its way to Boston on Monday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 16 for shows at the Berklee Performance Center. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $35 to $195, are now on sale through Live Nation.

“Efforts to confine our beloved enigma to the Southwestern United States have been thwarted.” said Keenan in a press release. “We are compelled beyond all reason to bring the noise and share our special sauce. Although authorities suggest you be prepared for any and all possibilities, we simply suggest you arrive happy and hungry.”

The tour will feature a rotation of undisclosed themes and fans in cities where two shows are scheduled, such as Boston, can expect two entirely different evenings of music, comedy and performances.

While the concept for Puscifer came to Keenan in 1995, it wasn’t until 2007 that the collective released their debut album, V is for Vagina. A album of remixes, dubbed V is for Viagra was released in 2008. Last year, the live incarnation of the outfit debut in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day and later tour in the fall. Puscifer recently released a six-song EP titled C is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference HERE) EP.

While in town, Keenan is offering fans a couple of unique opportunities. As an accomplished vintner, one option for fans will be to take part in a wine class. In a pre-show wine class, fans will be able to learn from one of Keenan’s personal liaisons about how his Caduceus wines are made. According to the press release, fans will be to “understand the basic concepts of wine tasting and what goes into the vinification process” and if they are lucky “perhaps Maynard will pop in and wave at your head.” The $125 wine class includes a single ticket to the show but does not include a meet and greet with the rocker/vintner. For that, fans will have to pay $250. That package does not include a ticket to the wine class but will include a ticket to the show, an undisclosed amount of time to speak with the singer and perhaps some bonus goodies, according to the press release. Additionally, no cameras or recording devices will be allowed. For more details, check out www.puscifer.com.

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