Puscifer are taking social distancing to another level with their conceptual new livestream event, happening in the heart of the Arizona desert on the day of the release of their new record, Existential Reckoning, October 30th.
The event, dubbed Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti will happen in the Arcosanti desert in Arizona.
“If you’re not familiar with Arcosanti, I highly recommend that you look it up,” says Maynard James Keenan of the location. “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. 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.”
Livestream tickets, as well as a selection of limited edition merchandise exclusive to attendees, are available now via pusciferlive.com. The livestream debuts on Oct. 30 at 3:00 pm Pacific/6:00 pm Eastern/10:00 pm UK/11:00 pm EU and remains on-demand for 72 hours.
Maynard James Keenan recently revealed in an interview that he contracted COVID-19 this past February, and is still dealing with the after-effects of the virus, namely with lung damage. It will be interesting to see if Maynard's voice is at all different during these performances, although I assume we won't notice it.