Tool's latest album was 10,000 Days released back in 2006. The band has been working on new material but contrary to some rumours (a misunderstanding between the band's guitarist and a fan led to speculation that the group had completed the album and intended to release it this year), they haven't completed the new album yet. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Adam Jones and drummer Danny Carey confirm that the new Tool record is far from completion. An ongoing lawsuit has weighed on all of the group members but the band has continued to write new music.
Tool's drummer Danny Carey and his long-running project VOLTO! will release their debut album today, July 23rd on iTunes, and August 6th via Fantasy/Concord Music Group everywhere else. The jazz fusion album is called Incitare. They've already released their first-ever video for "Tocino" which you can see at this location. Furthermore, you can already listen to the whole album over here and enjoy it right now.
Tool have announced an Australian arena tour which will kick off in Melbourne on April 27th at Rod Laver Arena. Australians are set to see a lot of Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan in 2013 with his other 2 bands A Perfect Circle and Puscifer hitting out shores later this month for Soundwave and a tour respectively.
The line-up for the first-ever Ozzfest Japan 2013, set for May 11th and May 12th, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe arena just outside of Tokyo - keeps getting stronger. Tool, Slash, Deftones and Stone Sour have now been confirmed and will join previously announced headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot.
Danny Carey, the drummer of US progressive metal act Tool, has stated in a recent interview with his drum sponsors Vic Firth that the band plans to start the tracking for their new album in June/July. He speculates that recording, mixing and mastering could take around four months and so the record could be ready at the end of the year.
This album would mark Tool's first release in six years, since 2006's 10,000 Days. You can watch the full video interview with Danny Carey at this location.
Blood into Wine, the documentary that follows Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan and his work towards creating a credible winemaking region in Northern Arizona, has won the Golden Drover Award for "Best Feature Documentary" at the 2011 Trail Dance Film Festival.
Said co-directors Christopher Pomerenke and Ryan Page: "Our entire team is absolutely thrilled about winning the Trail Dance Film Festival documentary award. We made the film with great care and it's been a wonderful honor to see it recognized by such a prestigious festival."
Blood into Wine, which was released in 2009 and was independently distributed to over 125 theaters in the United States, was made available on DVD/Blu-ray and Netflix in September of 2009.
Guitar pedal and effects manufacturer Dunlop recently posted videos about what kind of gear Tool uses. Here they are:
"Ever wonder how these pioneers of progressive metal get their psychedelic sounds and monstrous tones? We take a look at the rigs of both bass player Justin Chancellor and guitarist Adam Jones during their set up at a show in San Francisco. Check out the awesome demo of our Heil Talk Box in the Adam Jones interview. Tool fans and tone chasers prepare for an overload! On Adam Jones' rig we saw: Phase 90, Micro Amp, 535Q Crybaby, Heil Talkbox. On Justin Chancellor's rig we saw: MXR Bass Envelope Filter, MXR Bass Octave Deluxe .Check out the videos below."
Tool has announced some shows for a forthcoming tour of North America. The tour will kick off this June and will continue in July. Tickets go on sale May 8th. The tour schedule wraps up as follows:
June 19 - New Orleans, LA - UNO Arena
June 20 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
June 22 - Cedar Park, TX - Cedar Park Center
June 23 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Arena
June 25 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
June 26 - St. Charles, MO - Family Arena
July 01 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Center
July 04 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
July 05 - Regina, SK - Brandt Centre
July 07 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
July 09 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place
July 12 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic
Tool will tour the United States again from mid-November to Christmas. So far the following dates have been confirmed:
Nov. 14 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 16 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Nov. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
Nov. 23 - Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
Nov. 27 - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
Dec. 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
Dec. 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
As previously reported in February (here), Tool had to reschedule their North American Tour, due to an injury of drummer Danny Carey, who tore a bicep.
Rescheduled dates are now announced, and are as follows:
List has been Updated on 19-04-07, thanks to lordz]
Apr. 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
Apr. 28 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
Apr. 30 - Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
May 02 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
May 03 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
May 05 - Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center
May 06 - Tucson, AZ @ Convention Center Arena
May 08 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
May 09 - Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena
May 11 - Wichita, KS @ Kansas Coliseum
May 12 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid America Center
The following post was posted yesterday (February 21) at the official Tool website:
"Tool will be rescheduling their upcoming North American tour due to an injury in the band. Over the weekend, drummer Danny Carey tore a bicep. Danny underwent surgery today and is recovering well. Rescheduled tour dates will be announced shortly."
Alternative metal band Tool, announced the following North American tour dates:
March 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
March 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
March 18 - Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
March 20 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
March 21 - Tucson, AZ @ TCC Arena
March 23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
March 24 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
March 26 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
March 27 - Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center
March 29 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
March 30 - Southaven, MS @ Desoto Civic Center
March 31 - Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center
April 02 - Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
April 03 - Tallahassee, FL @ Leon County Civic Center
April 05 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sundome
According to Spanish concert promoter Gamerco, the opening concert of Tool's Europan tour — originally scheduled for November 3 in Barcelona, Spain — has been cancelled due to "logistical" problems. As a result, the band's tour will now kick off on November 4 in Madrid, Spain.
After months of speculation and rumors, Tool have officially been confirmed to headline the Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand, which begins January 19 in Auckland. Muse, emo heroes My Chemical Romance and Australia's JET have also been announced for the trek.
Tool Australia/New Zealand tour dates:
01/19 - Auckland, New Zealand - Big Day Out
01/21 - Gold Coast, Australia - Big Day Out
01/24 - Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre (Tool show)
01/25 - Sydney, Australia - Big Day Out
01/28 - Melbourne, Australia - Big Day Out
01/31 - Melbourne, Australia - Myer Bowl (Tool show)
02/02 - Adelaide, Australia - Big Day Out
02/04 - Perth, Australia - Big Day Out
Tickets for the Big Day Out go on sale on October 13 for AUD$115 from from Red Eye, Ticketmaster outlets and bigdayout.com.
Mastodon have announced that they will be supporting Tool on their upcoming European tour this winter. The trek will last a month and a half and cover over a dozen countries.
According to the band's official Myspace page : "We are honored and elated to be joining Tool for their European tour. Having the privilege to share the stage with such an inspiring and admirable artist will truly will be a unique experience for Mastodon — a dream come true."
Additionally, before the band leaves they will be performing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on November 1st.