Toolband has confirmed the LA dates, listing only two of them: the 18th and 19th of July. Tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday the 25th at 10am. No word on what happens to tickets previously sold, my guess is that Ticketmaster will contact the fans who purchased them and let them know what will happen. Also no mention of the date on the 21st. Presumably this has either been cancelled or will be used as some kind of extra date to be announced after the other two sell out. Who knows!
Also on Toolband was confirmation of the Limited Tool shirts, and it also looks as though there may be some Grey shits included as well as black ones. Remember they don’t start selling them until the Cedar Park gig, and they won’t be on sale in normal stored (excluding ebay!).
According to a recent post on Toolband, there will be 100 Limited Edition shirts featuring concert specific artwork at each show. No word yet on the cost and sizes available but I hope to have more info from Fourtheye readers soon. Here’s the Cedar Park shirt:
In other news, reports so far suggest Wovenhand are indeed supporting, at least in New Orleans. So much for the fansites being wrong! Also mentioned was that the Tool stage setup is looking quite different from that last US tour. I’m sure some pictures will come in later today. Thanks Kanudah. I imagine Tool are probably on-stage or close to it as I write this!
Basejumper also sent me an email saying that apparently Ticketmaster as listing hip-hop group Dälek as the support in Red Rocks night #2.
Anyone who feels like grabbing me one of those shirts – let me know and we can come to some kind of arrangement…
Chris emailed me today to let me know that the Toolarmy store has had an update recently. Even better news is that there are a couple of new designs in the shirts section. Well, at least a couple I don’t recognize anyway.
Just to comment a little, I don’t think this is any indication of a new site. it just looks to me like they’ve installed a shopping cart app and whacked a theme on it. Still I don’t want to sound too negative, as it is good to actually see some kind of progress on the site. It’s also accessible to Non-Toolarmy members as well, so I guess if you wanted to order a shirt and didn’t want to join up, you probably can now.
I’ve had a few emails over the last couple of days in regards to the Fourtheye Fuck Blair! shirt I alluded to the other day. I posted a link to a shirt printing site called Printfection, and after studying them and their prices for a while, have decided they aren’t the company for Fourtheye. The main sticking point, was despite their excellent shop and product selection services, the deliver price was prohibitive for those outside of the US – something I’m very keen to avoid.
So I went back to Cafepress, a company I’d first evaluated but disregarded, and discovered that they have a much more international system, and that delivery to Australian customers, as well as those in other parts of the world (Canada, Great Britain and Europe in particular) are much more reasonable. For Australia for example the delivery fee is only $6. Printfection where going to charge over US$10 just for delivery.
The Fourtheye shop at Cafepress is live now, and you can feel free to make a purchase if you like, but I’m yet to finalise pricing, so be aware it may be cheaper or more expensive in the future. Also, I have ordered one of the shirts personally, to evaluate the quality of the print, shirt build etc. and will post a review on Fourtheye when received. Cafepress does have a 100% guarantee on shirts though, and they’re probably the leaders in the business, so I’m not expecting huge problems here.
I have a couple of designs now, including a great one by regular reader Rohan Dawes, and am happy to entertain any further submissions from readers. I’ll post a few pictures of the current designs below for those who don’t feel like clicking the link to the shop. Any feedback welcome!