The first leg of Tool‘s mammoth 2023 North American Winter Tour has wrapped up, and by all reports there were some great shows! This post is a little spoilery, so if you’re keen to avoid what’s in the setlist, the please turn back now! The stage setup didn’t appear to change significantly. For the most part is resembled the last tour, though they seem to have done away with the… Read More »Tool 2023 North American Tour Wrap Up
On the final shows of the 2023 North American tour, Tool were joined on stage during Jambi by Alex Lifeson from seminal prog band Rush. As well as jamming on one of the best Tool tracks, they also worked a bit of A Passage to Bangkok into the piece. Check it out via the Youtube vid below:
Great new interview where Justin Chancellor from Tool has a chat with Matt Pinfield from 95.5 KLOS. Highlights of the interview include some of his influences as a young bass player, Tool’s enthusiasm for touring, their desire to start songwriting following their 2024 dates as well as a plug for the new MTVoid record. It’s worth your time!
For fans of expensive Tool things, here’s the latest thing for you – the Adam Jones Flying V Collector’s Edition guitar! The blurb from Gibson says: An Out-of-This-World Limited Edition Flying V Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail. Adam Jones, from multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award® winning band Tool, is one… Read More »Adam Jones Flying V Collector’s Edition
As was promised a few days ago, Tool have announced their dates for Europe and the UK in 2024, a few being festivals, and others being stand alone gigs. Details and dates below: We’re returning to Europe and the UK next May and June for twelve headline shows, with support from @nightverses, and some festival appearances. Tickets for all headline shows go on-sale to the general public this Friday, November… Read More »Tool Europe and UK 2024 tour dates announced
Welcome news today that Tool are on the cusp of announcing further tour dates, this time for Europe and the UK. They’re encouraging you to send your dirty dollars at Toolarmy so that you can secure your prestigious VIP tickets at the appropriate time. Here are your orders: Tool Army cordially invites you to join us as we launch our upcoming European tour. Your membership entitles you to many insider… Read More »Tool Europe and UK dates coming soon!
Keen to hear more of Danny’s Toolbox synth whilst jamming to Chocolate Chip Trip? Synth guru and Electro-Acoustic Research founder Peter Grenader has the video for you! From the description: live recording of Chocolate Chip Trip form the 2023 Winnipeg Tool show, featuring Danny Carey at the Toolbox synth. Images are of the Toolbox in Palm Springs, October 2023 before their Power Trip Festival performance, while installing a new LFO… Read More »Chocolate Chip Trip Live in Winnipeg 2023
Just in case you weren’t in the loop, be advised that Puscifer‘s Global Probing event is now underway. Details: GLOBAL PROBING Available on-demand now until Nov. 1 at 6:00 am eastern Puscifer stars in “Global Probing,” a concert film that brings the band’s international Existential Reckoning tour into living rooms worldwide. “‘Global Probing’ should serve to dispel any deep state rumors that Puscifer, a.k.a. Pusciforce, are actually a super-secret government… Read More »Global Probing Underway
Sneakily release at Idaho gig, and then confirmed on social media – Tool have released a new CD re-issue of their first record: Undertow. This package has been directed by Justin Chancellor with further package design by regular collaborator Mackie Osborne. It’s a great looking package, featuring some further artwork by Polish sculptor Vahan Bego, as well as a commemorative coin. I can’t determine if there’s any kind of audio… Read More »Tool release Justin Chancellor designed Undertow 30th Anniversary re-issue
Just yesterday Justin suggested Tool were hitting the road again in January, and here we are: Winter 2024 US tour dates announced. I haven’t checked my map, but I assume this leg of the current Tool tour fills a few of the gaps that were left out in the current one. Even better – the support act was announced, and they are the most excellent stoner metallers from Oregon: Elder.… Read More »Tool announce US Winter 2024 Tour