Tool have announced that they are planning a USA tour for the start of 2016. Below are all the latest details of the tour, current as of 5-Jan-2016.

Tool Tour 2016 Overview

In regards to the tour, Blair posted on Toolband:

TOOL TOUR VISIONS

SOMETHING WICKED THIS… YOUR WAY COMES!

For those of you who only like NEWS about TOOL, here’s something that should be of great interest. The impenetrable veil of my dark scrying mirror FINALLY CLEARED today – enough so, in fact – that I could perceive a large heptagram on a complexly lit stage where four performers were dwarfed by dramatic video projections. Evidently the sonic and visual extravaganza that I was receiving is a rare glimpse of future TOOL U.S.A. TOUR DATES in the month of JANUARY, 2016 e.v. However, with some of the images in the depths of the black glass not being clearly distinct… YET, fans will have to keep checking back (SOON) on the Tool websites and Tool facebook page for an official announcement containing a list of the SHOW DATES, CITIES and VENUES, as well as for info about a tour support act(s). Regarding an opening band(s), what I was able to discern through the ever-shifting veil will in all likeliness be exciting to many Tool enthusiasts. STAY TUNED, FOLKS… as my trusty SCRYING MIRROR CONTINUES TO CLEAR…

Dates and venues

The current tour dates are below. Most of the shows are showing as sold out or “Not many left” (which usually result sin no tickets found), but please check with Ticketmaster as sometimes extra tickets do become available:

Wednesday, January 6San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium with 3teeth
Sold Out!

Thursday, January 7San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium with 3teeth
Sold Out!

Saturday, January 9San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Sunday, January 10San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Wednesday, January 13San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Thursday, January 14Houston, TX @ Toyota Center with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Saturday, January 16Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Sunday, January 17Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) @ Verizon Theatre with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Tuesday, January 19Southaven, MS (Memphis) @ Landers Center with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Wednesday, January 20Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Friday, January 22St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Center with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Saturday, January 23Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Monday, January 25Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Tuesday, January 26Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Thursday, January 28Orlando, FL @ CFE Arena with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Saturday, January 30Pensecola, FL @ Pensacola Bay Center with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

Sunday, January 31New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center with Primus and 3teeth
Sold Out!

It’s expected that there will be more dates to be announced over the coming weeks. 3teeth have suggested the current dates are just “half” of the tour:

There also appear to be plenty of gaps in the schedule that could hold dates, or at the very least second shows at the venues.

Here’s a list of rumoured shows:

  • Primus have posted a couple of dates on Florida with Tool late in January. I think it’s a safe bet to assume these will happen. . These FL dates have since been confirmed by Blair on Toolband.
  • Alternative Nation and Junior think the current list of dates is likely to be all there is.
  • Junior also suggested on Toolnavy that San Diego would likely be the only double show.
  • Songkick claimed there might be a second Charlotte show on the 27th of January. Some think this is just a mistake and is unlikey.
  • Word is that the second half of the tour is yet to be announced, and will include Failure instead of Primus as the support act. This seems pretty unlikely at the moment!

Ticket sales and pre-sales

The next batch of shows go on sale to the public on Friday the 4th of December.

VIP tickets will be offered for the four new shows to ToolArmy members on this Thursday the 3rd of December. The usual conditions apply:

HOW TO PURCHASE VIPS: TOOLARMY MEMBERS need to LOG IN to the TA WEBSITE on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3rd at 12:00 PM PST and proceed to the SHOPPING BAZAAR and CLICK ON “TOOL SPECIALTY” and then SELECT THE PACKAGE. Remember the 2 PER CUSTOMER LIMIT RULE (that will be strictly enforced).

TOOL VIP TICKET PRE-SALE 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./

DISCLAIMER/RESTRICTION terms will be posted in the webstore, along with purchase details and other related information.

Support Acts

For the shows announced so far support acts will be Primus and 3teeth.

I think many of you are already familiar with Primus, but for those unfamiliar with LA Industrial Metal band 3teeth, here is a sample:

Tool USA Tour 2016