Coming to New Zealand for their first ever show in January 2017, the genre-defying Puscifer will unleash their legendary Money $hot – Round Under Tour on Australian audiences first, for shows in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane before heading to Auckland’s Vector Arena on Sunday 29th January.
Puscifer will descend on Australasia straight off the back of a mammoth world tour that marries the concept of concert and theatre, and has been chalking up epic reviews from around the globe.
The brainchild of one of music’s most enigmatic personalities, Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer is an accomplished collective of musicians. Puscifer’s touring line-up is Keenan, guitar player Mat Mitchell, singer Carina Round, drummer Jeff Friedl, keyboard player/vocalist Mahsa Zargaran and the newest addition, bass player Paul Barker (Ministry, Lead Into Gold).
‘Money Shot’, Puscifer’s third studio album released in October 2015, is the most confident release to date and easily the most openly "Maynard James Keenan" of the bunch.
"I don't really know how else to talk about it other than it's more," says Keenan. "It really is kind of a culmination of all the things I've been exposed to and inspired by over the years. That combination of the digital programming combined with that acoustic element of the harmonies.... Trying to find that actual pulse, that breath of life within the digital landscape — and then just going ahead and bringing it in for real."
Sunday 29th January: Vector Arena, Auckland
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