Hot on the heels of a well-played and received Halloween festival show in Tempe, Arizona, Tool has posted an update teasing a forthcoming announcement of US concerts in early 2016.
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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…
The band has been largely silent since their last proper tour in spring 2014, outside of a few brief snippets from the studio on guitarist Adam Jones’ Instagram account. With the long standing lawsuit over artwork and an associated insurance policy settled, the group has been in a better mindset and felt confident enough about their recent recording output to debut a tentatively titled jam/song “Descending” last month at Monster Mash.
Whether or not Tool opt to premiere more as-yet unreleased material in January or continue digging deep in their catalog akin to the festival performances of “No Quarter” (first since 1998) and “The Grudge” (last played 2002), fans are justifiably salivating over the prospect of another run around the states. The final aspect from this news to pique interest is a fittingly cryptic note about opening act(s) for this tour. Could it mean support from one of the band members’ side projects, a high profile group influential to or friends with Tool or possibly no opener at all for a longer set? Whatever the decision turns out to be, the stars are aligned for an exciting and surprising series of shows sure to heat up theaters or arenas across the country.
Stay tuned for the full list of dates, cities and venues Tool will be rocking out in soon!