Tool to Launch U.S. Tour in January 2016
Shortly after dropping his latest album with his other band, Puscifer, Maynard James Keenan played his first and only show of 2015 with Tool. That Halloween gig at Monster Mash Festival in Tempe, Ariz., apparently gave the rockers some forward momentum, as now, the band says they see a full-blown U.S. tour in their near future -- January 2016 to be exact.
In a statement to the band’s website, Tool announced they’ll be hitting the road first thing after ringing in the new year. For the run of dates, the band envisions a “large heptagram on a complexly lit stage where four performers were dwarfed by dramatic video projections.”
The specific dates, cities, venues and opening acts are yet to be announced, but the statement promises details are forthcoming. Read the full message below:
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…
It’s been nearly a decade since Tool’s last album, 10,000 Days, which landed back in 2006. The band previously hinted at the possibility of new music in May. While their next album remains elusive, Keenan released Money Shot, his third full-length with Puscifer, last month.