We can only speculate on what this means, but chances are it will be some more North American tour dates for later this year. I guess there’s also a chance it could be the announcement of a new release of some sort, though personally I think that’s unlikely for now…
Update: Looks like the A Perfect Circle website has been updated in preparation for tomorrows announcement!
Update 2: According to the Facebook page the announcement will be at 9:30am Pacific Time. That’ll be about 2:30am in Australia, so I won’t be awake to cover it live!
There’s some great footage on http://dannycarey.org of the Tool/Rammstein incident at the Adelaide Big Day Out in February. It’s been recorded be Breck who’s the projection director. Excellent audio and visual quality!
Update: It’s come to my attention that I’ve posted this already. It’s worth watching again anyway for good measure…
Aaron Harristweeted today that he found a series of videos about Danny, recorded sometime around 1996/97. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet (work has banned Youtube!) but I hear it’s worth watching! Here’s part 1:
Speaking of Twitter, Maynard tweeted a little while ago saying that there really are some A Perfect Circle tour dates coming soon. Only US and Canadian ones though, so Europeans and Australasians shouldn’t get too excited!
News is pretty slow at the moment, and while Tool are in writing mode, i don’t expect there to be much coming out of their world in the next couple of months. Best we can hope for are a few more A Perfect Circle or Puscifer dates at this stage.
However, there is some good news, last week The Melvins announced that they will be releasing Sugar Daddy, a live album recorded sometime during the Nude With Boots tour. Here’s the tracklist:
01. Nude with Boots 02. Dog Island 03. Dies Iraea 04. Civilized Worm 05. The Kicking Machine 06. Eye Flies 07. Tipping The Lion 08. Rat Faced Granny 09. The Hawk 10. You’ve Never Been Right 11. A History of Bad Men 12. Star Spangled Banner 13. Boris
Blair posted a relatively short, but somewhat exciting newsletter today. It basically talks about how Tool are quite focused on writing the new album at the moment. Here’s an abbreviated version of an already short newsletter:
Having returned from their recent tour Down Under, after taking a few days to recover from any jet-lag, and to take care of personal affairs, starting last Monday, members of the band returned to their studio/loft to continue writing and arranging new material. According to one band member, although Tool has received numerous lucrative offers to perform live (summer tours both here and abroad), they have (unanimously) decided to focus their creative energy on producing a new album. As a matter of fact, the all-important dry-erase board has been brought out and is, with each passing day, becoming filled with colorful scrawls relating to the various arrangements that are only decipherable to the band.
Make sure you check out that Fourtheye.com site – I bet it’s full of Tool news!
In a post today Blair tells us that Danny is tonight’s guest at the Monday Night Jammmz at the Baked Potato. Sound cool for those of us in LA, but the highlighted bit below may be of more interest to most:
DANNY will be performing double duty on this last day in February, first working on new musical arrangements with TOOL and then being the guest drummer at tonight’s MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ at the BAKED POTATO jazz club in STUDIO CITY. ARLAN SCHIERBAUM will also join JZ and the others, ripping on an old Wurlitzer and Mini-Moog.
THE BAKED POTATO 3787 Cahuenga Blvd., West Studio City, Ca. 91604
SHOW TIMES: 9:30 – 11:30 PM
Bring an instrument and join in during the second set.
Sounds like Tool aren’t wasting any time having finished their Pacific Ocean tour…
As I’m sure most of you know by now, Christchurch in New Zealand suffered from a devastating earthquake yesterday afternoon, resulting in a great deal of pain and damage for it’s residents. The Melvins were in town having just played a series of gigs on the south island, and as the airport was closed were stuck in Christchurch last night unable to make it to their Wellington gig. Details on their plans for the rest of the NZ tour can be found here.
Our thought are with all the residents of Christchurch, a beautiful town I’ve been lucky enough to visit, and anyone wanting to make a donation can find details here.
A recent post by Blair on Toolband refers to an event called April Tool’s Day to be held at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. This even hosted by Alex Grey will feature a talk about Tool, as well as screenings of Vicarious and Parabola. It’ll also feature a set from a local Tool cover band Schism. Sounds like an interesting evening!
V is for Vagina HAPPY V DAY! 02/14/11: Lot’s Brewing behind the curtain. Working on new tunes, new vids, new trinkets, and a new show for the Fall. Updates to follow.
All of HuntingtonSt’s Youtube videos have been removed and his account deleted. Reading between the lines, it appears he decided he could get away with posting copyrighted material, presumably Blood Into Wine or Volto! related. It’s a shame he decided to do this, as the result is the loss of a large collection of live Tool bootlegs, which wasn’t really the offending material. Oh well, the nature of the internet means these will be uploaded in due time…
There’s a whole bunch of Tool tour photos on Toolarmy.
I meant to say in my Tool poster article last night, that word is any leftover signed BDO tour posters will be sold via Toolband or Toolarmy.
That’s all for now. I might get around to finishing writing my Big Day Out tour wrap up this weekend so stay tuned!
I’ve dropped a few hints in the forums in regards to Tool Big Day Out Posters possibly being available online following the tour, and tonight I received the news that this is indeed the case. Melbourne printers Beyond The Pale printed all of the posters for the 2011 tour (excluding Hawaii I think) and the leftovers, all unsigned are available from their website.
Limited quantities from the Melbourne side show, Melbourne Big Day Out and Auckland Big Day Out are all available, and each of them cost AU$35 plus postage. There’s also a range of other bands posters on the website, the artwork and printing that these guys to are top quality, and they do frame poster as well, so make sure you check it out!
I was lucky enough to visit their gallery when I was in Melbourne, and though not advertised on the website, I reckon there were several other Tool posters available in the store, including the Gold Coast Big Day Out poster, and a range of other US ones I reckon I’ve seen around the place before. If you’re down in St. Kilda one day, it’s definitely worth a visit!