Tool booked for Ozzfest Japan

In news that is certainly a surprise to me, Tool have been booked to play the Japanese version of Ozzfest in May 2013. The lineup also includes Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Slash, Deftones and Stone Sour. Tool are mentioned as playing the 12th of May as the second headliner before Black Sabbath. I guess someone made them an offer they couldn’t refuse! Don’t go booking your flights just yet though – I’d wait for some kind of confirmation from Toolband first!

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fortysixand2
fortysixand2
7 years ago

Wow, that is a shocker. Maybe they plan on having the album out by then and this is one of the first dates of the world tour?

recycle
recycle
7 years ago

Dont fool yourself, they are just going to the Opiate cd from the cd player, sit/smile and “crowd talk” much more between recorded songs.

monkeyghostpirate
monkeyghostpirate
7 years ago

wonder if maynard will keep his new version of HWAP with that dope slipknot tee…

Intension
Intension
7 years ago

Its interesting. First chance at hearing a new tune? May is a ways away.

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
7 years ago

Well it does say “new” tool so yeah, i would expect new music…

doors
doors
7 years ago

Even if I was in Japan at that time I would pass knowing full well they would play the same setlist.

Intension
Intension
7 years ago

Yea i really hoped the last tour would shut people up about the set list for a while. Last tours set was nothing short of fantastic.

UndKeineEier
7 years ago

Man these are all bands I would love to see. With the exception of Stone Sour and Slipknot. Slash is kind of a meh for me. I would probably check it out, if there wasn’t anything else going on. I’m curious about Black Sabbath, are they worth seeing? I’ve seen people on here interested in seeing them live, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually heard any reviews or feedback or anything.

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
7 years ago

This seems off. All the way to Japan for one show? It’s either part of a bigger tour or not true.

limeygringo
limeygringo
7 years ago

I think the cheese doth teaseth

dipshit
dipshit
7 years ago

I’m curious about Black Sabbath, are they worth seeing? I’ve seen people on here interested in seeing them live, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually heard any reviews or feedback or anything.

They fired Bill Ward, so it’s sort of a Sabbath cover band.

Croaka
Croaka
7 years ago

I’m so glad I moved to Japan. I’ll let you know the set list

ThatGuy
ThatGuy
7 years ago

LOL @ Hellboiiii. This could be a mistake but it would be awesome if its true because that also means world tour with this as one stop. May as a release date is seeming more likely.

UndKeineEier
7 years ago

Well Deftones just confirmed they’ll be there, so this is looking legit.

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
7 years ago

It’s on ozzfest.com it’s legit

BellJH
BellJH
7 years ago

Seriously doubt they will have the album out by May if they havn’t even finished writing yet… but then it does seem a bit random for a one off show… hmmm

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
7 years ago

Well you didn’t even know they were doing this show so what do you know? 🙂

unclejackson
unclejackson
7 years ago

May seems like a reasonable release date if Tool is in the studio in January. How long have previous album releases taken from the time Tool entered the studio?

unclejackson
unclejackson
7 years ago

6 months. hmm.

It’s possible they plan to tour while the album is in post production. By May, the band’s management likely has a more important role in the album’s release than the band members. Isn’t it common for bands to go on tour during the months leading up to an album release? I want to say that Tool may have toured just before either Lateralus or 10,000 Days, but my memory is somewhat blurred…

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
7 years ago

A band as anal as Tool does not just leave post production to management. I have no facts to back that up, just an educated guess.

Intension
Intension
7 years ago

I think we might see a the pot DVD release. It’s not like they couldn’t sell a bunch with a month of sales. The best would be a movie theater release. Hopefully their planning on bein fully done by that concert with the album, maybe not out yet, but material wise. Would be cool. Honk I have said this with the last two mini tours though.

brewdog123
brewdog123
7 years ago

Why is slipknot billed above tool?

cubanpete
cubanpete
7 years ago

No album until atleast 2020.

What incentive does the band have to release new material when they continue to sell out shows.

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
7 years ago

what if they announce Paul has rejoined the band and Justin is out?

Krazy
Krazy
7 years ago

I think he meant why Tool isn’t the other nights headliner. I was wondering this too, no way in fuck does Slipknot pull in crowds to venues here in the US like Slipknot.

Having BS headline Ozzfest is a no-brainer, but making the other nights headliner the group that puts the second most butts into seats makes much more sense. Wondering if the production will be dumbed down a bit since they’re “opening for BS”.

Krazy
Krazy
7 years ago

^^^ I meant to say Slipknot doesn’t pull in crowds like Tool here in the US.

Fuck I can’t post worth a shit on this forum from a phone. Should wait until I’m intoxicated.

Krazy
Krazy
7 years ago

Fair enough, and makes sense.

I’m guessing they got quite a bit of coin thrown their way (cant blame them, large amounts of $$$ can be hard to turn down) for this then. I’ll be optimistic and hope this is part of a larger tour where they eventually release the new album mid 2013.

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
7 years ago

Black Sabbath is on the very short list of bands I’m ok with Tool opening for.

st1nkf1st
st1nkf1st
7 years ago

Pretty wild if MJK will be triple dipping @ Coachella…………. what?!

snazzlefrass
7 years ago

I’m pretty sure there is a vast conspiracy going on HB.
The albums was recorded yeaarrrrs ago. All will be revealed on Dec. 21st.

Calling it!

ThatGuy
ThatGuy
7 years ago

One thing is for sure….Blair will post something on December 21st. But it most likely will have nothing to do with Tool. Unless you can decode quizzical puns on society and occult lore.

toolrocks
toolrocks
7 years ago

I think its funny we get news about TOOL on other websites other than theirs. Lately, funny is the only thing I find interesting about TOOL. Their website is really only about pushing someone elses products, gigs, and thoughts. Hey did anyone buy BMB’s book I’m just dying to know what it’s about. Gimme a fuckin break go play in Japan ’cause I know Japanese fans have been way more supportive then us here in the states. Oh and thank God we finally got to here about Justins troubles in Texas, because I wasn’t able to live my life.

toolrocks
toolrocks
7 years ago

Here’s a real funny one. It should say “come on motherfuckers here’s your chance to make your favorite guy in the world even richer then he already is. What’s he going to do for you, nothing you dumbass.” P.S. thank you my little sheep VOTE FOR CADUCEUS CELLARS AS ARIZONA’S BEST WINERY MAYNARD’S “CADUCEUS CELLARS” would still very much like your VOTE for Arizona’s BEST WINERY. The contest ENDS ON NOVEMBER 30, and people (meaning YOU!) can vote once a day until then. It only takes seconds to register, so let’s make this happen!

ThatGuy
ThatGuy
7 years ago

Toolrocks doesn’t want to check the official site, but he just needs it. To feel, to breathe, to know he’s alive. Same with every Toolhead. Although I usually end up on this site MUCH more for info that Blair’s site.

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
7 years ago

it was just a funny thought i thought is all
jebus

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
7 years ago

Apparently toolrocks doesn’t think Tool rocks anymore 🙁

Hammer
Hammer
7 years ago

They haven’t rocked since Lateralus.

DRURY
DRURY
7 years ago

right. nothing on 10KD “rocks”. nice trollin’.

Hammer
Hammer
7 years ago

Ok, Vicarious rocked. Feel better?

ThatGuy
ThatGuy
7 years ago

This is 2012. Trolls are easily identified within seconds of reading post. Thus preventing flaming and ignorance on forums.