Puscifer is a band of Maynard James Keenan, known for his work with the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. Their most recent tour has featured professional wrestling as the opening act and wrestling throughout the show under the name Luchafer. The wrestlers performing on the tour are Joey Kaos (XPW) as Mano Roja and Laura James (Lucha VaVOOM) as Alacrán Plata and they are The Red Team and they battle with The Blue Team of Robbie Phoenix (Santino Bros) as Senior Valiente and Heather Monroe (Santino Bros) as La Selena over the key to the jail cell of Billie D (a Maynard James Keenan character). The match gets interrupted on multiple occasions by Eli Everfly (Santino Bros) as El Catrine who serves the wrestlers wine and gets them more and more intoxicated until he can take full advantage and take out the wrestlers and steal the key for himself. The wine plays an important part because one of Maynard James Keenan’s side activities is running a winery and wine tasting before the show is available for VIP ticket holders at the shows as well.
The wrestlers continue to battle during the band’s set having smaller matches in between songs and even during some of the songs. The band performers in and around the wrestling ring set up on stage and the whole show has a Lucha Libre theme.
If you would like to see photos, here are some from different media outlets of shows on the current leg of the tour;
– March 30th in Columbus, OH courtesy of OOTB: http://www.ootb646.com/photography/luchafer-20160330.html
– April 9th in Huntington, NY courtesy of Shutter 16: http://shutter16.com/puscifer-brings-luchafer-to-the-paramount/
– April 18th in Richmond, VA courtesy of Sound Snap Photography: https://www.flickr.com/photos/46262744@N04/sets/72157665051774743