UPDATE: Tool have added four shows to their 2016 tour, with stops in Houston, Kansas City, St. Louis in New Orleans now scheduled. See full tour dates below.
Two weeks after Tool staged their lone concert performance together in 2015 – a Halloween gig that featured the band dressing up as Led Zeppelin – the group has announced a January tour. Tool’s official site was updated last Thursday night with a note presumably penned by singer Maynard James Keenan, who’s currently trekking in support of Puscifer’s Money Shot as well as working on an authorized biography. In the post, the author hinted that a window has opened in Keenan’s packed schedule, allowing for a Tool tour.
“For those of you who only like NEWS about TOOL, here’s something that should be of great interest,” Tool wrote on their official site. “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.”
On Tuesday, Tool formally announced the first eight shows of their upcoming trek, which kicks off January 9th at San Diego’s Viejas Arena. The tour then slithers its way eastward along a southern route before culminating in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 26th. Tickets for the gigs go on sale November 20th; Check out Tool’s official Facebook for more information.
Puscifer’s current tour concludes December 14th in Prescott, Arizona. Progress has been slow on Tool’s first LP since 2006’s 10,000 Days, but in an October Rolling Stone interview, Keenan assured fans that the band is working on the follow-up. “Do I seem like a lazy person to you? They’re working hard in their own way; I’m working hard in my own way, and I’ve got nothin’ for ya,” Keenan said of the next Tool LP.
Tool Tour Dates
January 9 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
January 13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
January 14: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
January 16 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
January 17 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
January 19 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
January 20: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
January 22: St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Center
January 23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
January 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
January 26 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum
January 31: New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center