According to reports from Cubanpete, Danny has been on Triple J this morning and mentioned that there will Tool sideshows in Brisbane and Melbourne.  According to the release on the Triple J site:

Mon 24 Jan – Entertainment Centre BRISBANE
Wed 2 Feb – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, MELBOURNE

Tickets for both shows go on sale Monday November 8. Get more info at
Big Day Out promoters have said that these will be the only headline shows for the band on this tour.

Great news for Queenslanders! 

Also mentioned was that fact that the Williams sisters love Tool!

The tennis star was in Melbourne playing the Australian Open. Carey reports that both Williams sisters are big rock fans and that Tool got invited to watch Serena win that tournament.

"I’m hoping she’s going to do well again this time in the Australian Open and have us down. Last time we had so much fun and we got to watch her whip Sharapova’s ass. It was awesome so we’re kinda hoping that’s going to happen again. Got to do the celebratory dinner with her after with her Mom and her hitting coach…. It was a blast. I hope she comes out to the gig this time. She couldn’t get away last time because she had too much press to do. I know the feeling!"

Update: Also mentioned was that New Zealand’s Jakob will be supporting, which is no huge surprise given that Aaron Harris will be coming with Tool and has done plenty of work with them.

Update 2: Here are some more ticketing details.  No word on price yet:

Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Monday, 24 January, 2011
Tickets available from & 132 849

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Wednesday, 2 February, 2011

Tickets via & 136 100

As mentioned above all tickets go on sale on the 8th of November.

Tool Tour Poster Australia 2011