I’m asked pretty frequently if I know who the opening act for the coming US tour is. The straight answer is that I don’t know, as far as I’m aware there hasn’t been official confirmation of any support act(s) as yet.
However, in the last couple of days there have been a few rumours lying around. The first was that Serj Tankian from System of a Down would play a few shows with them. For those who don’t remember, Serj joined Tool on stage in January at the Big Day Out show in Auckland. He’s also just released his solo album Elect the Dead. Based on his current activity, I’d say this rumour has some strength to it.
The other rumour flying around at the moment is that experimental rock band Trans Am will be supporting, and according to the Casper Events Center website they’re booked in to support Tool for at least the show on the 23rd of November. I haven’t heard much from these guys, but after checking out their Myspace site, it would appear they’re not to far removed from the band Battles.