Music fans in the Northeastern U.S. and select other cities are in for a treat as the unique concert experience known as Sessanta, featuring rock luminaries Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, and Primus, has just expanded their 2024 U.S. Tour. The collaboration, which is a blend of music and band member sharing on stage, has added eight final show dates, promising a mix of individual performances and collaborative interplay among the bands.
The new dates kick off with back-to-back nights at Boston's Boch Center - Wang Theatre on April 2 and 3, before heading to Mashantucket, Atlantic City, Bonner Springs, Chicago, Clarkston, and wrapping up in Forest Hills, New York, on May 4.
Excitement is building for the added shows, with tickets set to go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time. Prospective concertgoers can get in on the pre-sale a day earlier on Thursday. Information on tickets and VIP packages is available HERE.
Les Claypool of Primus expressed his enthusiasm for the tour, especially celebrating Maynard Keenan’s 60th birthday, admiring Keenan's creativity and joking about his potentially otherworldly origins.
“What a glorious notion of combining three bands that all start with the letter ‘P’ for a tribute to Maynard Keenan's 60th trip around the sun,” shared Claypool. “I've known Maynard for more than three decades and I have to say, I've yet to meet a more creative, ambitious and industrious human being; that is assuming he is actually human. Often his perspective and output are more ‘extraterrestrial’ than that of this planet so, It wouldn't surprise me if he has some sort of ‘Prometheus’ type DNA deep in his marrow.”
The Sessanta tour, named for "sixty" in Italian, is a nod to the Cinquanta event from 2014 which celebrated Keenan's 50th birthday. This tour revives that concept and scales it up. The format promises a rotation of musicians from each band, delivering a performance where the stage sees a continual transformation of players and unexpected collaborations, much to the delight of fans who relish the rare sight of their favorite artists sharing the spotlight.
“It took some massaging, and some long days in rehearsal, but we managed to seamlessly pull off this three-song rotation at Cinquanta, my 50th birthday shows, at The Greek Theatre in 2014,” says Keenan of the dates that also sees A Perfect Circle’s first live performances since 2018. “Bands aren’t used to simultaneously sharing the stage with other bands, but if anyone can do it, it’s Primus, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer.”
Keenan reminisced about the success of the past event and the rehearsals that made such a format possible, hinting at the synergy between the bands. The tour also marks A Perfect Circle’s return to the stage for the first time since 2018.
Along with the newly added dates, the Sessanta tour boasts an impressive list of venues, including two sold-out nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, and one at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. With the tour now encompassing a wide swath of the U.S., fans across the country have the opportunity to witness what promises to be a memorable rock event, honoring one of the genre's most revered artists.
April 2 Boston, MA Boch Center - Wang Theatre
April 3 Boston, MA Boch Center - Wang Theatre
April 5 Mashantucket, CT Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
April 6 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
April 7 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park
April 9 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
April 10 Franklin, TN FirstBank Amphitheater
April 12 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
April 13 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 16 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
April 17 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
April 18 San Diego, CA The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
April 20 Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Bowl
April 21 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre SOLD OUT
April 23 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
April 25 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
April 26 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
April 30 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater
May 1 Chicago, IL Wintrust Arena
May 2 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
May 4 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium