Dispatches from the Desert: Puscifer announce livestream from Arizona’s famed Arcosanti

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on October 13, 2020

The October 30th live streaming event is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and offers a unique backdrop for the band’s live recreation of their latest album, Existential Reckoning.

Coinciding with the release of the band’s fourth album, Puscifer have unveiled plans to livestream a unique performance from the heart of the Arizona desert.

“Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti,” showcases Puscifer’s unrivaled inventiveness in transforming the streaming platform into a visual accompaniment of their album studio effort.

Finding a location that not only embraces the band’s kinship with their home of Arizona, Arcosanti has been described by Architectural Digest as a “utopian metropolis in the Arizona desert” that “looks like the sublime set of a big-budget sci-fi movie.” 

Maynard James Keenan offered the following of the one-of-a-kind backdrop. “If you’re not familiar with Arcosanti, I highly recommend that you look it up. It’s one of a long list of examples of architects, artists, actors, musicians, writers, and poets. People who are not necessarily from Arizona but came here and found that creative tick that burrows under your skin here, something that sets you in a motion to respond to this, what I consider to be equal parts inspirational and hostile, environment.”

Keenan adds, “It’s not easy to survive here. There’s already been a dust devil that’s whipped through here, rattlesnakes, crazy red ants outside of my sleeping quarters which tried to consume my dog. We feel like we’re on the edge of the world. Imagine if you were an extra-terrestrial traveler and you landed in the Southwest and wanted to assume an identity here and blend in, this would probably be a good spot to do that.”

Event producer Danny Wimmer also commented on the weight of such a forward-thinking live stream. “We could do a live stream from anywhere – a sound stage, an empty theater. But this location, at Arcosanti, in the heart of the unforgiving yet beautiful Arizona desert, adds another dimension to Puscifer’s music.”

Wimmer continues, “Maynard is an artist in everything he does, from his music to his wine to his farm-to-table restaurant. The common thread running through all of it is that he doesn’t take any shortcuts – and he’s chosen an environment that doesn’t allow for shortcuts.”

The broadcast is set for an October 30th launch, happening at 3:00 pm Pacific/6:00 pm Eastern/10:00 pm UK/11:00 pm EU. The entire performance will remain online for a 72-hour viewing window.

Tickets and limited edition merchandise available only to attendees is can be purchased – HERE

Existential Reckoning arrives October 30th. The album can be pre-ordered – HERE

To stoke the fire, watch the trailer for ‘Existential Reckoning” Live from Arcosanti” below.


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