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Tool are a band from Los Angeles California. This section of Fourtheye contains all the latest Tool news and rumours.

New Tool Website

Looks like Tool have made the switch this morning from their old Toolband site to the new Full Screen Direct service.  There seem to be a number of problems (a few usability issues, some 404’s invalid SSL certificates) but otherwise seems to work for the most part.  I haven’t had much of a chance to delve into the social aspect of the site, or the Toolarmy “bits” so will render final judgement for later.

A couple of interesting points:

  • The old Toolarmy now seems to be completely gone.  I would have preferred to see it archived personally. RIP Toolarmy!
  • 10,000 Days still isn’t mentioned in the releases section.  Decoy album confirmed?

Interested to hear your collective thoughts on the update?

Fantômas and Clutch join Tool show in SoCal

Announced this morning are the two “special guests” promised for the Tool show in San Bernadino this June.  They are Fantômas and Clutch, who are both great additions to the lineup!

Anyway, this sounds like a great show.  Wish I could be there, but seems unlikely to happen!  Looking forward to hearing reports from all Fourtheye readers who attend!

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR
TOOL’S ONLY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHOW

CLUTCH AND FANTOMAS
JOIN LINEUP FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 24 SHOW
AT GLEN HELEN AMPHITHEATER IN DEVORE, CA

“Clutch and Fantômas–in a very rare live performance–will join iconic band TOOL along with PRIMUS, MELVINS, and DJ sets by THE CRYSTAL METHOD at Glen Helen Amphitheater in Southern California on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

Clutch–known for pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music–is one of the world’s most respected and influential hard rock bands. Clutch is touring in support of their 11th studio album Psychic Warfare, while laying the groundwork for their next studio album.

The brainchild of Mike Patton, Fantômas is an anti-hero from a series of pre-WWI French crime novels, sometimes dubbed the “lord of terror.” Rounding out the lineup are Buzz Osborne on guitar (Melvins), Trevor Dunn on bass (Mr. Bungle, Trevor Dunn’s Trio-Convulsant) and Dale Crover (Melvins) on drums. This will mark the band’s first U.S. show since 2008.

This is a unique opportunity to experience Tool’s unparalleled sonic and visual performance, along with live sets by some of the most highly acclaimed artists beneath the picturesque San Bernardino Mountains in Devore, CA, just outside Los Angeles.

Tickets for the show–which is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and Live Nation Los Angeles-are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com.
TICKETS

Glen Helen Amphitheater is a short drive from Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern U.S.”

Interestingly this doesn’t line up with the band reportedly mentioned by Danny at the Baked Potato recently.  That band was Killing Joke, who are in fact on tour in Europe while this show goes ahead.  Miscommunication perhaps, or just a killer joke?

Tool April 2017 Newsletter

The April 2017 Tool newsletter is out, and it pretty much reinforced the previous post where Danny hoses down album speculation:

WTF!!!

Are you serious? How in the world could anyone – even the most desperate Tool enthusiast make such an incredible leap? I’ve received email over the years from people who have included a 20 page treatise on the true meaning behind “Lateralus” when the song tracks are re-arranged to their “secret” correct order and synched up to some obscure film, and I think: Hmm, who knows? But the idea about my mentioning a strange happening at Arby’s being a cryptic hint of “colossal Tool news” really had me scratching my head. (NOTE: For any one who is interested, I’ve copied my original post that was inserted as an update into the September 2016 newsletter. Check out the last sentence!)

So there we go.  There’s a moral here somewhere!

There’s not much else happening in the newsletter, so my advice for the easily Blair triggered – don’t read it!

Danny hoses down suggestions of a Tool album in June

Here’s a report from the Baked Potato tonight where Fourtheye reader nxrm had the chance to chat with Danny Carey:

I went to The Baked Potato tonight and caught the first set of the Doug Webb Allstars. During the break I was fortunate to talk with Danny, and I asked him how high Tool fans must be to think the band would be releasing a new album prior to this upcoming tour. He laughed and said, “They can believe whatever they want, but it’s not gonna happen.” He added, and I’m condensing/paraphrasing here, that they hope to get into the studio to record in the Fall.

So there we go – can we stop speculating about the new album coming out this tour?  It seems to be pretty rampant on Reddit and other places.  I’d love to be wrong and have an album in our hands in June (or even this year) but I can’t see it happening.

I don’t think either Tool or A Perfect Circle have recorded anything yet, and given that the members are tied up in tours for each band, as well as the wine harvest I don’t see any kind of recording happening prior to October.  This being the case I don’t think we should expect an album from either band until 2018, something Maynard has alluded to in a few Twitter posts lately.

Apparently the “guest” at the San Bernadino show was confirmed as well, but I’ve been asked to keep that one close to my chest. It’s not anyone that I’ve seen guessed previously, but will say it’s an older band that has been cited as an influence by Tool members in the past.

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!

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.

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