Last night, Tool played their first (and presumably last) show of 2015 at Tempe, Arizona’s Monster Mash Music Festival — you know, the one that Maynard James Keenan said the rest of the band conned him into doing. Although they didn’t have any news of a new album, duh, they did have have some special surprises in store for the audience. They opened the show by playing their cover of Led Zeppelin’s “No Quarter” for the first time since 1998, and because it was Halloween, they did the whole thing dressed as Led Zeppelin. (“Good news, it’s fucking Halloween! Bad news, we are not Led Zeppelin,” Keenan said after the performance.) They also played “The Grudge” with Keenan for the first time since 2002, “Parabol” and “Parabola” with Keenan for the first time since 2002, and extended versions of “Descending” and “Stinkfist.” Watch some fan-shot footage below, and see what your other favorite bands wore for Halloween this year here.
If you know me you know I'll tell anybody that Led Zeppelin is the greatest band to ever do it… So to see one of my favorite bands dressed just like them and play their cover of "No Quarter" to kickoff their Halloween show almost brought me to tears. Everything about this show was perfect. Tool fucking rocks. #thankyou #tool #toolarmy #happyhalloween2015 #monstermash #arizona #ledzeppelin #legendary #greatness 🙌🏻😈🌀