Last night, A Perfect Circle played live for the first time in public since 2004, performing 4 songs on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! back lot.
Here’s Weak & Powerless, which aired on Jimmy’s show. The Audio Perv has a clip of Imagine that played during the credits. After those two songs, the band also performed Passive (with some alternate lyrics), and Judith.
The band could be heard soundchecking in the lot throughout the evening, performing Weak And Powerless and Imagine, over and over, obviously wanting to sound their best climbing out of their hiatus directly onto a live national broadcast. Oddly enough, or perhaps obviously enough, the two “bonus” songs that followed were the highlights, and the band seemed to have a little less pressure on their shoulders as they viciously lunged in.
The first verse of Passive featured a nod to new dad Trent Reznor (thanks Anon & commenters). We dug up a recording for you, so hear for yourself:
Trent just had a baby
the doctor tells me
I just can’t believe it
Ever the optimistic one
I’m sure of his ability
to become a wonderful daddy
We’re looking forward to seeing the band return to the big stage next month. See you there.
P.S. Check out this awesome photo of Maynard with The Shatner that Chris McLaughlin (a PR dude who was there with the latter) took backstage.