Text and photos by Niña Papalote.
With a capacity for just over 17.00 spectators, immortalized in length and short films, last weekend we went to the Hollywood Bowl of Los Angeles, California, to witness a return that we were excited to witness. 13 years have passed since their last album, which does not make A Perfect Circle do not keep calling the masses.
With the famous Hollywood sign as background, the Hollywood Bowl stage hosted Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan, James Iha, Jeff Friedl and Matt McJunkins, current alignment of A Perfect Circle that was in charge of reviving the most climactic years of the band .
With its stage adorned by curtains and some screens, the show began with “The Package”, “The Hollow” and “The Noose”. Among the melodies that were a pleasant surprise, stand out for themselves the versions of “Imagine” by John Lennon and “People are people” of Depeche Mode, as well as the always emotional “The Outsider”, “Vanishing”, “Weak and Powerless “and” Magdalena “. Of course, perhaps the great absentee was his greatest success “Judith”, which did not make the show disrepute either.
In the current political stridency, in a city as full of Latinos as Los Angeles, there was no lack of mention of how musicians have an obligation to raise their voices against injustice. Music, at least as catharsis, fulfilled its purpose.
With “Feathers”, his latest single, A Perfect Circle closed a dreamy night. First evening, we hope, of many that we can attest at the Hollywood Bowl of Los Angeles, California, in the United States.