Maynard James Keenan To Embark on Book Tour for Upcoming Memoir [Update]
Maynard James Keenan has announced a pair of dates to promote his upcoming memoir, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things. This November, Maynard will visit Nashville and Chicago for intimate evenings with fans, with more dates expected to be announced shortly.
As one of rock’s most private and enigmatic figures, Maynard Keenan seems like one of the last musicians you’d expect a detailed memoir from. A Perfect Union of Contrary Things won’t be a tell-all reveal of skeletons in the closet of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, but the book will give fans their closest understanding of Maynard’s multilayered self.
The events will feature in-person readings from Maynard’s book, discussions about the work and a Q&A session with the musician. Each paid attendee will receive a copy of Maynard’s memoir.
“A Perfect Union of Contrary Things presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led Maynard James Keenan to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes-surprising opportunities,” reads an official description. “Included throughout are passages in Keenan’s own words, often-humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative.”
Additional dates will soon be announced for Maynard to promote his official memoir, so stay tuned as new events are revealed. A Perfect Union of Contrary Things will be released on Nov. 8. To pre-order the book, click here.
Update: Keenan has added second readings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, and tacked on three more appearances in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. See the dates below.
Maynard James Keenan Book Tour Dates:
11/9 - Nashville, Tenn. - City Winery
Moderators: Dino Paredes (Suretone Management) & Mark Brooks (Metalacolypse director)
11/10 - Wappinger Falls, N.Y. - Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
Moderator: Alex Grey (Renowned artist/Chapel of Sacred Mirrors founder)
11/11 - New York, N.Y. - The New York Society for Ethical Culture
Moderator: Roxy Myzal (hardDrive Producer/radio personality)
11/12 - Washington, D.C. - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
7:30PM and 10PM moderator: Roxy Myzal
11/14 - Toronto, Ontario - Convocation Hall (University of Toronto)
Moderator: Alan Cross (102.1 The Edge Music Director)
11/16 - Chicago, Ill. - Thalia Hall
7PM reading moderator: Amanda Danielson (Owner, Trattoria Stella and The Franklin/Master Sommelier)
10:30PM reading moderator: Dirk Flanigan (Executive Chef, Ocean Cut and Il Coniglio/Former Pigface vocalist)
11/18 - Portland, Ore. - The Aladdin Theater
7:30PM and 10PM moderator: Paul Barker (Ministry/Lead Into Gold/Puscifer)
11/19 - Seattle, Wash. - Kane Auditorium
Moderator: Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
11/21 - San Francisco, Calif. - Herbst Theatre
Moderator: Laura Milligan (aka Hildy Berger/Mr. Show)
11/22 - Los Angeles, Calif. - The Montalban Theater
Moderator: Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle/Ashes Divide)
11/25 - Phoenix, Ariz. - Mesa Arts Center
Moderator: Kimber Lanning (Local First Arizona/Stinkweeds)
11/26 - Boulder, Colo. - Boulder Theater
Moderator: Matt Mather (Sommelier at Frasca Food & Wine)
11/27 - Dallas, Texas - Texas Theatre
Moderator: Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips)
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