Tool are heading out on tour in early 2016, and they’ll be joined by another long-running eccentric alt-metal band, Primus. All currently known dates are listed below.
It’s their first major tour since 2014, and so far only 8 dates have been announced, which will take them through some west coast and southern cities, with the implication of more to come. Industrial band 3TEETH are opening.
Tool (well, mostly just Maynard) have been in the news for other stuff lately as well. They only played one show in 2015, a Halloween event during which they dressed up as and covered Led Zeppelin, playing their version of “No Quarter” for the first time since the ’90s. Check out a video of that below.
There have also been conflicting reports about the possibility of a new Tool album, and while nothing has been stated explicitly, it seems like that might be a thing. Maynard, a busy man, is sick of being asked about it though, asking Rolling Stone if he “seems like a lazy person” and recently calling Tool fans “insufferable” and “retards” for being too serious about the possibility of new Tool music. He is also helping to work on an authorized biography of himself that is due out in 2016. -article by Brooklyn Vegan
Tool/Primus — 2016 Tour Dates
01/09 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
01/13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
01/16 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
01/17 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
01/19 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
01/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
01/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
01/26 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum