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.
Trans Am is very good ! they have a few albums to be heard..never saw them live, lucky those who will .
Great band like the battles, great choive for opening tool
Maybe they will have severals opening acts .. And if trans am is one id like to see that show .
I am randomly guessing at this, but it would be really cool for NIN to open for them or Primus (yeah right). I am making this up, but it would be a badass show if Primus or NIN should play with Tool?????
Speaking of Primus, I heard that on Serj Tankian’s band has (I believe) the guitarist and maybe the drummer from Primus. The singer/bass guitarist on Primus is not touring with Serj.
But that would be cool to see Serj live, since some Primus edge is in it??
Trans Am are also booked for salt lake city and everett….
According to Wikipedia, Larry LaLonde from Primus plays guitar on the album and is playing live with him. Meanwhile ex-Primus drummer Brain played on the album, but isn’t in the live touring group. I’d say this is because he’s playing for Guns n’ Roses.
It’s cool that Larry is playing with Serj, but I’d rather Primus make a new album….(or tour Australia again)
looks like houston too
well, we will just cross our fingers and see if Serj is opening in Austin for Tool!