According to Mitch123 on Toolarmy, there is some speculation that Tool might be headlining this years Lollapalooza Festival. Not a shred of evidence to back this up as far as I can see, so don’t go booking your plan tickets just yet…
According to a recent post on Toolshed:
Though all has been quiet on the Tool front for some time, a promoter wrote in today to say he’s heard rumblings of possible Tool shows in 2009. We’ll keep an eye on this and keep you all posted.
Personally, I could maybe see a late 2009 tour, but that would be about it. Presuming they maybe hit the recording studio soon, or early next year, then i could see a tour after a late 2009 release of an album.
Thanks to Scott, Tevin & Ganjalf for the tip.
A recent Ebay item has one of the signed Tool posters from the last US Tour:
This is a One Of A Kind, No Duplicates, NOT a Print, 100% Authentic, Rare Concert Poster from SLC, with ART WORK by ADAM JONES, and signed by the band members of TOOL: Maynard James Keenan, Adam Jones, Danny Carey, and Justin Chancellor. Set in an Apple Wood Frame with Glass Plate and purple Professional Matting to draw out the Watercolors and Acrylic Paints used by Adam Jones.
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Anyway, he elaborates to say that he’s had two surgeries on the hand, and that there probably won’t be any Tool or Volto! shows for a little while.
That mentioned in the April (1) newsletter had NOTHING to do with the
all-Tool issue of “Revolver” Magazine, although at this time I am still
not able to disclose any further information about any decision made by
the band as to whether it’s a go or not. It’s my belief, however, that
if it is a go, this will most likely be leaked on the Net before I get
a chance to post it. Perhaps it already has been (I’m not really sure).
Also, with regards to my last ToolArmy exclusive, that involves an
entirely different project that is most definitely a go (Again, please
The last ToolArmy exclusive, was Camella’s picture of the sunset, and the “good things are coming” line.
For me, this post would suggest that there is perhaps a good reason to expect some more tour dates. I can’t imagine some kind of recording would leak online before they would post news of it, and in the past tour dates have been leaked before they are officially confirmed.
The second project I’d speculate is some kind of change or update to Toolarmy, hence the Toolarmy exclusive. Maybe work is afoot to update the site. I guess we’ll find out eventually.
What do you guys reckon is going on?
While I’m still not convinced of these tour rumours, word has it that Tool are playing in Dayton in August.
According to dirtyrockstar on Toolarmy, he heard them saying that Tool would be on tour soon on 97.1 (FM I presume) in Dallas. Apparently the station will be giving away tickets.
Not too sure about this to be honest. I’d like it to be true, but I don’t know that I’d expect Tool to tour again until after a new album had been released. Unless of course they’re recorded something in secret and will surprise us NIN style, but I kinda doubt that too.
As some of you know, my wife has been pregnant for some time, about 9 months in fact! After this period of gestation, she’s about ready to pop, and the due date just happens to be this coming Friday. As a result, Fourtheye posts may be a little sporadic in the next couple of weeks, depending on how things go. Since things are quiet, I doubt you’ll miss me, but I’m sure our comrades over at the Tool Hotline will be on the money should any big news arrive.
Speaking of news, a little birdy tells me that a prominent venue in one of the cities Tool had to postpone has been advised to prepare for a date in August. This comes from a somewhat unknown source, so how valid this rumour is remains to be seen. I’d consider it unlikely Tool will be playing any shows then, and personally I’d hope they’re busying themselves preparing for the next album.
Well today I have good news and bad news for you all. Lets start with the good. According to a recent MTV interview with Maynard at the Grammys, he claims that Tool will “start writing the new Tool record right away”. Nice to have a short turnaround for a change. If this is the case the I’d say we can expect a new album in about 12 months time.
The bad news? Well the article also claims that “with Tool’s touring schedule wide open for the foreseeable future, he said it’s time for the band to buckle down”. I guess that means there are definitely no more plans to tour Australia or anywhere.
But if we get a new album without a 3 year wait, then I can live with that!