A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan has issued a response to fans following reports that more than 60 attendees were ejected from an APC show last weekend for taking photos in violation of the band’s ‘no photos’ policy. After a fan complained about the policy on Instagram, Keenan wrote: “No. Recording. Of. Any. Kind. For. 25. Years. Guided experience. Unplug and enjoy the ride.”
The policy is also in place with Keenan’s other bands, TOOL and PUSCIFER, but the policy got renewed scrutiny after the ejections that took place at A PERFECT CIRCLE’s show on Saturday night (November 4) in Reading, Pennsylvania.
David Farrar, the general manager of the Santander Arena & Performing Arts Center where the band performed, said on Instagram after a fan revealed he had snapped some photos: “We tossed over 60 people last night for taking pics.” He later added, “This was 110 percent the band’s policy and has been for Tool, APC, and Puscifer… it’s not a new policy.”
Stops on the current APC tour have featured printed warning signs posted around the venue, security guards announcing the policy and a video message displayed on the venue’s video screens.
The band has been playing several new tracks on the road and recently issued a single called “The Doomed”. A new studio album is expected out in early 2018.