(Update 06/8/16)
After a string of highly successful January tour dates, Tool has announced a small string of shows slated for October. The shows include a headlining slot at both Voodoo fest (from October 28-30) and Aftershock Festival (on October 22). You can also catch them performing in West Valley City, UT; Denver, CO; and Little Rock, AR. Hopefully more dates will be announced soon; no news on a new album yet.

(Update 12/8/15)
Tool has announced yet another date for their winter tour. Being billed as “An Evening With Tool,” the band will perform at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. Tickets go on sale December 11 at 12pm PT. See their full tour itinerary below.

(Update 11/30/15)
Since their initial tour announcement, Tool has announced six additional shows (but still nothing on the East Coast). The new dates include a 1/31 New Orleans show and a 1/28 show in Pensacola, FL, as well as an extra night in San Diego. See the updated itinerary below.

(Update 11/17/15)
Tool has released a batch of dates for their first tour in aaaages, along with the exciting news that Primus will be on tap as openers, along with 3Teeth. The only issue? The tour dates are only in the South plus one date in California. What the hell, Tool? When are you gonna show the East Coast some love? Sigh. Anyway, check the dates below. The kick off on January 9 at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA, and wrap up on January 26 at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, NC.

(Update 11/13/15)
Just sayin’, we told you so. Tool has released a not-so-cryptic statement on their website that basically says they will be touring in January of 2016. As in, like, two months from now. This comes just weeks after their only performance of 2015 at Monster Mash Festival in Tempe, AZ. Here’s what the statement says:

TOOL TOUR VISIONS
SOMETHING WICKED THIS… YOUR WAY COMES!
For those of you who only like NEWS about TOOL, here’s something that should be of great interest. The impenetrable veil of my dark scrying mirror FINALLY CLEARED today – enough so, in fact – that I could perceive a large heptagram on a complexly lit stage where four performers were dwarfed by dramatic video projections. Evidently the sonic and visual extravaganza that I was receiving is a rare glimpse of FUTURE TOOL U.S.A. TOUR DATES in the month of JANUARY, 2016 e.v. However, with some of the images in the depths of the black glass not being clearly distinct… YET, fans will have to keep checking back (SOON) on the Tool websites and Tool facebook page for an official announcement containing a list of the SHOW DATES, CITIES and VENUES, as well as for info about a tour support act(s). Regarding an opening band(s), what I was able to discern through the ever-shifting veil will in all likeliness be exciting to many Tool enthusiasts. STAY TUNED, FOLKS… as my trusty SCRYING MIRROR CONTINUES TO CLEAR…
(via Tool’s Facebook)

So… that means they’re announcing a tour right? Right?! Stay tuned to TBA we eagerly await Tour concert dates.

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It’s been nearly a decade since Tool has released new music, but the vehement love for the band has never died. And now, with their lengthy legal battles finally coming to an end, it seems that now is the time for the band to release new music and hit the road. They’re currently in the studio working on a new album (more info on that below), and are slated as headliners for Monster Mash Festival in Tempe, AZ, on October 31. Frontman Maynard James Keenan clearly has no aversion to touring, as he is about to embark on a winter tour with his other band, Puscifer.

While there are no solid plans beyond the Monster Mash performance, there will be a special “VIP EVENT” on October 30 in Tempe, AZ, where “members of the band” will be doing a Q&A, plus other special surprises. Hopefully Tool fans are able to get some of their burning questions answered. In the meantime, all we can do is speculate.

Tool Fall Tour 2016

10/22/16 – Aftershock Festival – Sacramento, CA
10/24/16 – Maverik Center – West Valley City, UT
10/26/16 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
10/28/16 – Verizon Arena – Little Rock, AR
10/28-30/16 – Voodoo Music & Arts Festival – New Orleans, LA

Tool Tour Dates with Primus and 3Teeth

1/09 – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
1/10 – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
1/13 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
1/14 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
1/16 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
1/17 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie, TX
1/19 – Landers Center – Southaven, MS
1/20 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
1/22 – Chaifetz Center – St. Louis, MO
1/23 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
1/25 – Infinite Energy Center – Duluth, GA
1/26 – Bojangles’ Coliseum – Charlotte, NC
1/28 – UCF Arena – Orlando, FL
1/30 – Pensacola Bay Center – Pensacola, FL
1/31 – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA

Tool Setlist

1. No Quarter
2. The Grudge
3. Parabol
4. Parabola
5. Schism
6. Opiate
7. AEnema
8. Descending
9. Jambi
10. Forty-Six & 2
11. Drum Solo
12. Sweat
13. Stinkfist

(Based on data from Setlist.fm)

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Tool New Album Rumors

Now that Tool is finished with that pesky little lawsuit, they’re finally freed up to devote themselves to recording their new album. It’s been a long time coming since the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days, but guitarist Adam Jones recently told Yahoo! Music that it’s going well:

“We’re doing that really well now and I’m excited about everything we’re working on. Some of it’s really heavy, some of it’s complex and some is more atmospheric, but it’s definitely Tool. I think having this lawsuit out of the way should really speed of the progress of getting the album done.”

While we still don’t know when Tool’s new album will be released, in the meantime you can buy one of their blankets to keep you warm at night.

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