at The Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, U.S., April 23, 2024

Puscifer at The Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, U.S., April 23, 2024
Photo: Jerry Alperin

What an incredible show! Maynard’s 60th birthday celebration continues with a stop at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City. Wow! What a celebration it was. The Primus, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle lineup blended so well together. I have seen each of the bands on their own, but once again WOW! Together it seemed like it brought out the best in each musician on stage that night.

Maynard James Keenan on stage with a microphone.
Photo: Jerry Alperin.

The setlist (see below) was well thought out, showcasing some of the best each band has in their expansive music portfolios. Laid out like a play, the show was presented in three acts, with each band performing songs in each.

Woman on stage
Photo: Jerry Alperin.

Act 1 opened with A Perfect Circle performing “The Package” from their 2003 album Thirteenth Step. Such a great choice to start the night. They continued with “Disillusioned” and “The Contrarian” before being joined on stage by Primus to perform “Those Damned Blue‐Collar Tweekers”, “To Many Puppies”, and a couple from their Sailing the Seas of Cheese album “American Life” and “Here Come the Bastards”. Puscifer ended the first act with “Galileo”, “Tiny Monsters” and “Indigo Children”.

Man with a mask playing a standup bass.
Photo: Jerry Alperin.

Act 2 was filled with more great music. With Primus opening this time, they played some of their classics, “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”, “My Name Is Mud” and “Tommy the Cat”. Puscifer joined and played “Flippant”, “Momma Sed”, “Bullet Train” and “Underwhelming”. Finishing off Act 2 was A Perfect Circle performing “The Hollow”, “So Long Fish”, “Weak” and “The Outsider “before Intermission which gave everyone a chance to really take in this fantastic show.

A guitarist on stage
Photo: Jerry Alperin.

Act 3 solidified for me this show being the best I have seen yet this year. Puscifer’s “The Remedy”, A Perfect Circle’s “The Noose” and an incredible version of Primus’s “South Bound Pachyderm” being a few. With all on stage the finale began. “Kindred”, “No Angels”, “Pablo’s Hippos” and “Grand Canyon” to end the nights event.

A guitarist on stage
Photo: Jerry Alperin.

Don’t miss this celebration, get you ticket now. You won’t regret it.

A drummer sits behind the drum kit.
Photo: Jerry Alperin.


  • Jerry Alperin

    Jerry is a reviewer, photographer and interviewer here at Metal Express Radio. Originally from the East Coast, he always wanted to find a warmer climate to call home. Fortunately for him, he wound up in San Francisco where the people are colorful, the sushi is delicious and the music diverse. He has been involved in the music industry in one form or another for over 30 years.

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