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A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel details debut solo album; announces headlining tour dates

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A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel has revealed the details of his upcoming debut solo album.

The record is titled What Normal Was, and arrives June 10. It includes the previously released single “Poison Flowers,” which now has an official video.

“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 says. “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.”

Along with the album news, Howerdel has announced a full-length solo U.S. tour, running from June 11 in Ventura, California, to July 20 in Phoenix. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. local time.

For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit BillyHowerdel.com.

As previously reported, Howerdel will also be opening for two dates on Puscifer‘s upcoming tour. Puscifer, of course, is fronted by Howerdel’s APC band mate, Maynard James Keenan.

Here’s the What Normal Was track list:

“Selfish Heart”
“Free and Weightless”
“Ani”
“Beautiful Mistake”
“The Same Again”
“Poison Flowers”
“Follower”
“Bring Honor Back Home”
“EXP”
“Stars”

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