Blair has hinted several times in newsletters that there may be some plans to get Tool down to South America. Today there seem to be rumours afoot on Twitter and Reddit that Tool will be playing in Caracas, Venezuela of all places. My Spanish is pretty rough, and I can’t find any real confirmation online, but I know news of Tool hitting this continent would go down very well with a large number of Tool fans in the region.
Speaking of Tool rumours, there’s also one started on Toolnavy today suggesting that some summer shows in the US may not be unlikely.
How seriously should we take these rumours? Personally, I don’t think they should be taken seriously at all. I actually believe Tool don’t intend to do any significant touring until the new album is out, and considering they aren’t likely to record anytime before June, I don’t see any tours in the horizon for 2013.
Still, it is nice to dream…
A while ago Blair mentioned the band was considering a “new concept in touring”. I have speculated that this new concept could mean more touring, but with frequent breaks (lots of mini tours). The mini tour model has certainly been utilized since the time Blair referred to the “new concept” in his newsletter.
It sure does seem like they hit some kind of wall last year. Everything appeared to be going smoothly, and then suddenly it all kind of stopped.
Hooefully they are just making sure its the best album it can be. Ive read that they always have to overcome some pretty rough disagreements during the writing of an album.
er so no album until 2014?! 8 years is taking the piss! its almost like they know prog bands get away with waiting that long is if it makes them better albums. it doesnt. but im still checking the website every day so i suppose it works. Venezuela?! Europe hasnt seen em since 07! Anyway comment by Kabir on Toolshed about Netflix suggests tour movie / 3D live event to me…
I never even bother going to t.d.n. anymore, Kabir has let that great site go to shit!
I consider it highly likely that Tool will be playing more shows this summer than just the Japan show. Danny has been saying since ’09 that they won’t tour until the album’s done…but then there was the ’10 mini tour…then the ’11 Hawaii/Australia tour…then the epic ’12 mini tour. I think it’s a pretty good bet that at least SA will see some shows, if not NA. I want them to finish the fucking album too, but my favorite thing in the world is live TOOL, and the 2012 mini tour was their best since ’02, so if they’re gonna… Read more »
Not newsworthy material. They could start a tour in the moon for all I care. Seven years touring the same album – fucking shameful and a disgrace! Laziest band ever! Maynard has had more album output in the last two-three years then all of the TOOL albums put together. I don’t blame him-it’s the other three lazy couch potatoes that are to blame.
Oh and all at the same time tending to his vineyard too whilst the other members were holidaying and doing jackshit.
The new newsletter = I’ll believe it when I see it.
Whose dick is on fire?
New Fucking Zealand?! Did not see that one coming!