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Tool announce huge San Bernadino show

Most of us already knew that a San Bernadino show was coming, but Tool have made a big announcement this morning telling us that the support acts for this gig will include both The Melvins and Primus as well as Live DJ Sets from The Crystal Method + a yet to be announced guest.

Sounds like a great event – this time around there doesn’t appear to be a VIP session, or at least they haven’t announced one.

We are very excited to announce the unparalleled sonic and visual experience of TOOL LIVE IN CONCERT in the high-spirited setting of the GLEN HELEN AMPHITHEATER in SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA on JUNE 24, 2017.

Other bands on the bill for this monumental event in the Inland Empire include PRIMUS, the MELVINS, and the electronic spectacle of LIVE DJ SETS from THE CRYSTAL METHOD.

For the occasion, the band will also have an additional SPECIAL GUEST to be announced soon. Quite simply, fans of TOOL will not want to miss this SUMMER HAPPENING featuring critically acclaimed bands (and friends) on a stage where anything can happen.

June 24 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater

TICKETS

Tickets go ON-SALE on THURSDAY, APRIL 13 at 10am PDT.

Tool add Pennsylvania show on May 25

Tool have added a Pennsylvania show to their tour for the 25th of May.  It’ll be held at the Giant Center in Hersey, PA.  Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, with VIP tickets available to Toolarmy members a few days before.  The ticket details are much the same as the other shows.

No word on the San Bernadino show yet – hopefully some good news on that front in the days to come.

Tool San Bernadino show on the cards?

There was a rumour yesterday on Reddit of a Tool show in San Bernadino, California, with the likely venue being the San Manuel Ampitheater.  Today on Toolband Blair has posted a photo of the area with the label “Tool 06-24” which on the surface of things would appear to confirm June 24th as the date.

Hopefully we’ll get confirmation of it soon.  I suspect this will possibly be the final date of the tour.  Not sure what happened to the Anaheim rumour – perhaps the show will still go ahead, but I’m thinking that didn’t work out for one reason or another and San Bernadino is the replacement.  It’s a big venue, apparently holds 65k so would be a good way for the band to wind up the tour.

Tool Idaho and California dates added

Three more Tool dates have been added to their jaunt in June, with Nampa, ID, San Jose and Sacramento, CA featured.

As usual they have some VIP tickets available to Toolarmy (and non-Toolarmy) members.  Details are below:

NEW TOOL SHOW DATES INFO

NEW TOOL SHOWS AND VIP PACKAGES

Tickets for the following shows will be on-sale FRIDAY, APRIL 7 at 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME.
VIP Packages Pre-sale for TOOLARMY MEMBERS on Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00am PDT

June 18 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center

https://ev3.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList…

June 21 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C005277C3AAAF28

June 23 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C00527888FA7554

PRE-SALES for VIP PACKAGES for these dates will be AVAILABLE to existing and new TOOLARMY MEMBERS on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5th at 10:00 am PDT.
https://www.fullscreendirect.com/Tool/store/

PLEASE NOTE: There are limited quantities available for VIP packages
https://www.fullscreendirect.com/Tool/store/
• VIP package product description:

CONTENTS:
– One (1) VIP ticket for admission to concert show (to be distributed at the VIP event)
– Admission for one (1) to the VIP event in the venue
– Early entry into the venue
– Live Q+A session with Adam Jones*
– One (1) VIP merchandise pack (to be picked up at the VIP event)
– Tool’s tour merchandise available for early purchase and at a discount at the VIP event
– Photo opportunity
– Light refreshments
*Live Q+A session is subject to change with another band member or band members

PLEASE ADD VIP@TOOLBAND.COM TO YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS BOOK TO RECEIVE FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THE VIP EVENT(S). (Check spam filter if necessary.)

RESTRICTIONS / DISCLAIMERS / NOTES:
1. You must provide a pick-up/will call name for the order. Those persons listed under pick-up/will call name must present legal ID and show proof of purchase (email confirmation, confirmation number, etc.) at check-in time (to be determined). All VIP guests must be present and arrive on time for check-in. Late arrivals will not be allowed entry to VIP event.
2. All participants will be subject to a thorough search. ABSOLUTELY no cell phones, recording devices, etc. are permitted to be used during the live Q+A. Please note TOOL SECURITY will gather all devices and store them for each person. With the purchase of the event ticket, you agree that you will indemnify and hold Tool harmless from any and all claims that should arise while you are out of communication while your phone is secured.
3. We reserve the right to remove any person who does not adhere to the event rules.
4. There is no re-entry to the VIP event once you leave the venue.
5. No refunds on this ticket purchase.
6. VIP merchandise pack contents are subject to change.

• VIP Package price: $499.98 USD each

Don’t miss your chance to witness the unparalleled sonic and visual experience of TOOL LIVE.

MORE PRESALE VIP INFO
To purchase (STARTING on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5th at 10:00 am PDT), go to Tool’s webstore: store.toolband.com (DO NOT GO TO TOOLARMY.COM). Once there, log into your Toolarmy Member Store account using the password you created last year specifically to access the exclusive TA merch/products in the store. Note: To longtime Toolarmy members with accounts purchased PRIOR to June 6, 2016: the password for your store account is different from the password to your old Toolarmy.com account.

If you can’t remember your store password, click on the following link to reset your password:https://www.fullscreendirect.com/Tool/password/forgot

You will be prompted to enter the email address you signed up with, and then receive a password-reset email. Follow the instructions on the email to reset your password.

INFO FOR NON-TOOLARMY MEMBERS
For non-Toolarmy members who would like to access the pre-sale, you must join and become a Toolarmy member via the webstore. Direct link for membership sign-up:

https://www.fullscreendirect.com/Tool/register

Sammy Hagar joins Tool

In some completely legit news, former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar has joined Tool overnight:


What a time to be alive!

A Perfect Circle sign with BMG

A Perfect Circle have signed with record label BMG with Billy Howerdel telling us:

We just signed a new record deal with BMG! Looking forward to sharing new music with you soon. New APC-2017!

A few music sites around the place were pretty quick to jump on the idea that A Perfect Circle would have an album out in 2017.  Maynard pretty quickly hosed down those suggestions with a typically to the point Twitter post:

My thoughts are that unless APC have an album in the bag, it seems unlikely that a 2017 release will happen.  With an A Perfect Circle and Tool tour in the coming months, I find it a little hard to believe either band will find the time to record before Maynard’s wine harvest duties commence.

Sure, they may have written some songs, and could be well down the track towards recording, but there doesn’t seem to be any suggestion they have yet.  It feels very similar to the Tool situation to me – plenty of songwriting, and possibly even some songs done but no actual confirmation of recording happening.

My expectation is that maybe we’ll see a single or EP by years end, with possibly a new song or two in the tour setlist, and then a new full length sometime in 2018.

The question is of course – can Tool and A Perfect Circle both release an album in 2018?

 

Tool in discussions with streaming services?

Yesterday I saw an article on Bloomberg regarding Tool being in discussion with streaming services to get their material onto Spotify, Apple Music, etc.  The article tells us:

The rock band Tool is in talks to make its catalog available on streaming services in time for the release of its first album in more than a decade, according to people with knowledge of the matter, marking the end of another high-profile holdout to the music industry’s digital transition.

Members of Tool have been talking to the biggest services, including Spotify and Apple, about the best way to release their music, said the people, who asked not be identified discussing the private negotiations. Lead singer Maynard James Keenan didn’t respond to requests for comment. The music services declined to comment.

My response to this is that it doesn’t come as a great surprise, nor do I really expect this style of release is imminent.  Adam has given enough hints at recent Q&As to suggest that talks have been going on for a while, and so while I expect we will see album in digital mediums on or around the time of the new album coming out, I don’t feel overly confident we’ll see much until then.

Still, the fact that they appear to be considering options for the release of the new album (and their old ones) does show some promise that we’re actually entering the home stretch in regards to it’s production.

Tool’s new “engineer”

Adam Jones shared a cute photo today from the new/temporary/renovated? Loft today of Tool’s new “engineer” at work:

~ *our new engineer 👶🏽❤️🎼💣 #TOOL #theboy

A post shared by Adam Jones (@adamjones_tv) on

Before everyone goes and get’s too excited, I’m not suggesting Tool are actually recording at the moment – there’s still no indication Maynard is done with his bits yet, and personally don’t expect to see the band record in earnest until sometime after the tour.

Still, it’s encouraging to see more coming out of the Tool camp, and I think the somewhat positive vibe I’m getting indicates there might be some good progress happening here.  We’ll see!

Danny Carey at Drum Day

I noticed a post on the Volto! Facebook page about Danny Carey participating in something called Drum Day.  Looks like this is an held event in LA on April 8th which serves primarily as a show case for drum equipment.  Scheduled for the day is a performance of Danny with Volto, so it doesn’t appear to be a drum clinic as such.

Anyway, it’s free by the looks of things, so if you come from the Golden Shower State, then RSVP, drop in and give us here at Fourtheye a report!

Northwest Tool dates announced

As expected more Tool dates have been announced, including a show at The Gorge and Vancouver as rumoured.  There’s also a few other Canadian dates which will please local fans:

DATES AND LINKS

– June 9: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center (on-sale at 11am)
TICKETS

– June 12: Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
TICKETS

– June 13: Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
TICKETS

– June 15: Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
TICKETS

– June 17: George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
TICKETS

There are VIP tickets available via Toolarmy for each of these shows, so check Tool’s website for details!

I reckon there are still more dates to come (mostly West Coast) so stay tuned!

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