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Josh Freese chooses Weezer over A Perfect Circle…

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    After deciding to reunite and hit the road for the first time since 2004, A Perfect Circle were destined to have one of the hottest summer tours. But alas, not all is as perfect as the band had hoped. In an official statement on his website, drummer Josh Freese announced that he wouldn’t be joining his bandmates for their summer engagements. His reason? Weezer.

    “I’ve been looking forward to APC reforming for years now and the timing just couldn’t have been worse, ” Freese wrote. “I’d already committed the time to Weezer and I am a man of my word. As much as I hate to have to miss the APC tour there wasn’t a whole lot I could do about it. I’ve never apologized to fans of a band for not being able to be there for something so I’ll take this opportunity to do it here. I’m sorry that I’m not going to be there with APC this summer. I’ve missed other tours with other bands over the years but this one has been the toughest pill to swallow.”

    Freese was tapped by the nerd gods in order to allow drummer Pat Wilson a chance to play guitar on stage. Despite his decision, Freese also confirmed all is well between himself and the remainder of the band, writing, “…APC guys have been unbelievable (sic) cool, understanding and supportive about my situation. Yes, they’re bummed but no, they don’t hold it against me and all is well with us.” While the group don’t have any definitive plans for touring beyond this summer outing, Freese ominously ended his note with, “Hope to see you guys out at a show sometime either later this year or in 2012……ya never know.”

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    Check out APC’s Freese-less and Weezer’s Freese-full tour dates below.

    A Perfect Circle 2011 Tour Dates:
    06/29 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
    06/30 – Kent, WA @ Showare Center
    07/02 – Gibbons, AB @ Boonstock
    07/04 – Winnipeg, MB @ Centennial Concert Hall
    07/06 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
    07/08 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
    07/09 – Toronto, ON @ Edgefest
    07/10 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
    07/12 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
    07/13 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
    07/15 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
    07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing
    07/17 – Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
    07/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
    07/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
    07/22 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
    07/23 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
    07/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
    07/26 – San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
    07/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
    07/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium
    07/30 – Berkley, CA @ Greek Theatre
    08/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
    08/02 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    08/05-06 – Kansas City, KS @ Kanrocksas
    08/05-07 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
    08/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
    08/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    08/10 – Wallinford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre

    Weezer 2011 Tour Dates:
    05/27 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa/Event Ctr.
    05/28 – Hartford, CT @ B.O.M.B. Fest
    05/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    06/05 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest
    06/06 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Memories Tour)
    06/07 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Memories Tour)
    07/01 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park *
    07/02 – St-Ephrem de Beauce, QC @ Woodstock En Beauce
    07/03 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    07/06 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
    07/08 – Naas, UK @ Oxegen Fest
    07/09 – Knebworth, UK @ Sonisphere Festival
    07/10 – Knross, UK @ T In The Park
    07/13 – Tokyo, JP @ Zepp
    07/14 – Tokyo, JP @ Zepp
    07/16 – Yokohama, JP @ Nano Mugen Festival
    07/28 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center #^
    07/29 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater #^
    08/04 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheatre (Memories Tour)
    08/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Casino Resort
    08/19 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater (Memories Tour)
    08/20 – Calgary, AB @ X-Fest
    08/21 – Squamish, BC @ Live at Squamish

    * = w/ Tragically Hip
    # = w/ The Flaming Lips
    ^ = w/ Yeasayer

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