Tool’s first show in over a year happened a few weeks ago at Tempe, Arizona’s Monster Mash Music Festival, and it seemed like a one-and-done type deal because Maynard James Keenan said in an interview that the rest of the band conned him into doing it. But now, having clocked some studio time last year and with their legal drama behind them, could they be that much closer to releasing their long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days? Maybe, maybe not, but the band did just announce that they’ll be embarking on a U.S. tour at the beginning of next year. They haven’t shared tour dates or locations just yet, but did post the following message to their website:
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…