Puscifer announce 2023 tour dates and dedicate new remix single to Maynard James Keenan's dog, MiHo

Puscifer 2023
(Image credit: Travis Shinn)

Puscifer, the side project of Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan, have announced 2023 tour dates, including shows in the US and their first UK and European tour in seven years. Set for June, the tour will see the experimental group play headline shows alongside previously announced appearances at festivals including Hellfest and Mad Cool. 

The tour comes with the announcement that the band are continuing their run of album-by-album remix collections with new release Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired, due on March 31 via Puscifer Entertainment/Alchemy Recordings/BMG.

Re-Wired will feature remixes of songs from Puscifer's 2020 album Existential Reckoning by artists including Trent Reznor, Troy Van Leeuwen and Tool bassist Justin Chancellor. 

The band have also released the first single from the collection, A Singularity, re-imagined by singer-songwriter Carina Round. Featuring a video shot and edited by MJK himself, the song is dedicated to his beloved dog MiHo, who passed away in 2021. 

A statement from Keenan explains some of the lyrical inspiration for the song.  “On Oct. 7, 2021, I lost my Muse," he writes. "Deadly Little MiHo lost her 2 year battle with pancreatitis and kidney disease. We thought we lost her in late 2019, so I panicked and wrote her this song. We were certain she was done for. But we were blessed with a second chance and a bit more time. 

"I rarely share things like this. Too painful. But this one can’t be kept bottled up. As I have mentioned before, she has been hiding in most of my vocal tracks since 2005. She was either in or near the vocal booth every time I tracked. Her sigh, her bark, sniffle, sneeze. Her jingling collar. Her squeaky toys. Usually poorly timed.” 

Listen to the track below.

Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired tracklist

  • Bread and Circus (Re-imagined by Mat Mitchell)
  • Apocalyptical (Re-imagined by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
  • The Underwhelming (Re-imagined by Juliette Commagere)
  • Grey Area (Re-imagined by Troy Van Leeuwen & Tony  Hajjar)
  • Theorem (Re-imagined by Sarah Jones & Jordan Fish)
  • UPGrade (Re-imagined by Justin Chancellor & Scott Kirkland)
  • Bullet Train To Iowa (Re-imagined by Alessandro Cortini)
  • Personal Prometheus (Re-imagined by Greg Edwards)
  • A Singularity (Re-imagined by Carina Round)
  • Postulous (Re-imagined by Phantogram)
  • Fake Affront (Re-imagined by Gunnar Olsen)
  • Bedlamite (Re-imagined by Daniel P. Carter)

Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired cover art

(Image credit: Pusicfer/BMG)

Puscifer 2023 tour dates


May 18:  Daytona Beach Welcome to Rockville, FL 
May 23:  Asheville Harrah’s Cherokee Center - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, NC 
May 27:  Columbus Sonic Temple Festival, OH 
May 28:  Northfield MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage, OH
May 30:  Rochester Kodak Center Main Theater, NY
Jun 01:  Baltimore The Lyric Baltimore, MD
Jun 02:  Atlantic City Hard Rock Casino, NJ 
Jun 03:  Bethlehem Wind Creek Event Center, PA


Jun 10:  Dublin 3Olympia Theatre, Ireland 
Jun 12:  Glasgow O2 Academy, UK
Jun 13:  Manchester Academy, UK
Jun 15:  London TBA, UK 
Jun 17:  Clisson Hellfest, France 
Jun 20:  Copenhagen Vega, Denmark
Jun 21:  Stockholm Fryshuset, Sweden
Jun 26:  Hamburg Docks, Germany
Jun 27:  Berlin Huxleys, Germany 
Jun 28:  Berlin Huxleys, Germany 
Jun 30:  Belfort Eurockeennes Festival, France
Jul 01:  Tilburg 013 Poppodium Tilburg, Netherlands
Jul 02:  Werchter Rock Werchter, Belgium
Jul 04:  Barcelona Club Razzmatazz, Spain
Jul 06:  Lisbon Nos Alive Festival, Portugal
Jul 07:  Madrid Mad Cool Festival, Spain

Rich Hobson

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