News has come to hand in regards to the much speculated Tool cover that was supposed to be played on the recent tour. Some readers let me know that On The Run by Pink Floyd was the cover played as a segue between songs. Something I suspect Blair picked up on an encouraged in a recent newsletter.
However in a couple of new posts by Blair on the Toolarmy boards, it’s been confirmed that in fact no cover have been played, nor is it likely to be:
The band had planned on performing a new cover (as JUSTIN mentioned in an interview), even playing it at SOME of the rehearsals (which I mentioned), but then decided against it. Some band members wanted to play it, but one (maybe 2) didn’t (for personal reasons). Unless you’re stupid enough to think I decide the set list, what’s your problem? I simply posted what I was told: That there was going to be a new cover. They even rehearsed it, but when it came time for the tour, at least one band member had a change of heart (which, under the circumstances, I completely understand). Maybe they will perform it some day. Maybe not. Who knows?
Reading between the lines a little bit, it may seem as though certain members of the band rehearsed the cover, and then another member of the band vetoed it for one reason or another.
According to a recent email from the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, the new Tool backdrop, entitled “Original Face” can be purchased from their online store for US$300:
Our favorite band, Tool, is on a fourteen city tour and their backdrop for these shows is an unusual work of art by Alex Grey, entitled “Original Face.” Grey’s painting shows fountains of neon spirit illuminating the void, and life as a ripple in the stream of Eternal Light.
Now this artwork can be yours by purchasing a limited edition canvas print, size 12 x 42 inches, stretched and ready for hanging. Hand signed and numbered in an edition of 250, yours for $300.
Rather than starting a new thread for everyone who wants to sell tickets, I’ll just summarize things every day or so as I get new ones, or old ones are struck off the list.
At the moment we have:
- 1 General Admission (plus parking) ticket to the show in Charlotte, NC on the 29th July.
- Several seated tickets for San Antonio on the 24th July.
- 2 Floor tickets for the Atlanta gig in Duluth on the 27th of July (sale pending, and has a few people in the waiting list!)
- 1 Seated ticket for the Toronto show.
All of these tickets are for face value, and if you’re interested in any of them, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with the seller.
Update: Forgot to mention a Toronto ticket!
Sid just emailed me and has 4 seated tickets for the Tool San Antonio show on the 24th of July available for face value. As usual, let me know if you’re interested and I’ll put you in touch.
Brian emailed me today to let me know he has two GA Floor tickets for the Tool Gig in Duluth on the 27th of July. Tickets are for face value and he’d rather sell them to a reader than put them on Ebay. If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with him. As usual, first in, first served!
David emailed me today saying he has for sale 1 General Admission ticket + VIP parking pass for the Tool gig on the 29th of July in Charlotte, NC. He is selling this ticket for face value. If you’re interested in such a ticket, then let me know and I’ll put you in touch with him. First in first served!
As Tool leave the stage in Denver, I’d just like to point out a few things:
- Reviews of the show are welcome (no I don’t have any yet!).
- Setlists and other spoilers will not be posted in the main Fourtheye feed. I may and will link to them though, so consider yourselves warned.
- I’d encourage commenters to also consider the thoughts of others before posting Setlists on the main news feed. I may or may not censor/move these depending on what they contain.
Sounds like it was a good, albiet relatively short set (not unusual for a festival), filled with the usual collection of Tool tracks. As I hear it the alleged cover song wasn’t played. I expect any real surprises will surface at their gig in Salt Lake City tomorrow.