Terry posted on Facebook today that he noticed the recent Ticketek newsletter showed two Tool dates for Melbourne – the existing one on the 27th, and then a second on the 28th Nothing official has been announced, but it wouldn’t come as a huge shock to me to see a second show confirmed in the next few days.
Ticketek dropped the ball way back in 2006 too, in the leadup to the 2007 tour – Leaked the Sydney date for a few minutes on the website well before the tour was officially announced.
Well, if that’s true I should probably go if I’m in town for the Saturday show. Nice weekend in Melbourne if they can get Tool to play Sat & Sun. Anyway, that will probably mean I have a spare ticket for the Sat show which I’ll gladly sell to any person here for below cost price (e.g. $80 – $90 or there abouts). Just pm me if they add the Sunday show etc. Cheers!
Maynard’s voice is shot like none other. He can’t even record properly.
Look forward to seeing the set list but I’d cringe to bear his vocals live right now. Hopefully it will pass and his range will only normally suck.
Hope so. I guess it all depends on the songs chosen and how into it he is. It’s gonna be a great run for sure I’d bet due to the timing and location. I was impressed in ’10, not so much in ’12. I worry more with each passing tour how much longer he can legitimately pull it off. I guess it can go on forever as long as he’s ok with it. Ozzy still performs and his voice cracks almost every other note.
Wasnt he using some bird chirping device after 10,000 days to make his voice higher? And then he’s been getting a lot of relief using the megaphone. That mixed with only doing short runs at a time probably preserves his chords for a fresh performance, that couldn’t persist for any long period of time. That shouldn’t have any effect on the upcoming tour however since its short, and he’s also laying off the wine that he claims has an affect on his range.
To me his voice on a whole has just gotten lower with aging. And yeah he can’t do those long winded screams and yells, which is too bad cuz I’m sure that’s what he naturally wants to gravitate towards when singing over faster heavy riffs. Maybe that could be a holdup for him, who knows. He wants to give a good performance, and he has to improvise more and more it seems.
Live, it’s understandable. Even though I’m sure his challenges vocally get more and more frustrating for him to tend to (giving up drinking wine on stage..thats like, his thing!).
Off subject but im starting to think that it’s become difficult for his creative and recording process in Tool. Plus Adam of course is jerkin nardos nerves by purposely writing a heavy record! Rofl
how was the 09 tour? i never saw any of those shows because i was at Red Rocks seeing phish the same weekend as charlotte and duluth, which were the closest to where i lived in NC at the time.
09 i know they had the same setlist and everyone was like wtf. Its also the tour maynard cimplained about getting ill from the road in his movie and seemed pretty close to throwin in. You can’t expect someone to not get older. They are getting older, and it’s noticeable. I don’t even think they aren’t as good, they just can’t pull everything off theyd like to or that they used to. It’s got an element of respect to it. At the same time theyre still going strong and it’s impossible not to have a worry radar out. I want… Read more »
NZ’er here, I notice on the day before tickets went on sale that the Ticketmaster site was showing two Auckland shows as well – on the 8th and 9th. However by the 14th it had reverted back to the one show.
So either there’s a glitch in the system or there will indeed be second shows announced if the first ones sell out.
The potential second shows will depend on how quickly they sell out the first shows etc. It’s just frustrating sometimes when a show doesn’t quite sell out or no one is interested in buying the last crappy seats because they are hoping a second show will be announced (and the promoters hesitate on adding other shows as a result). Hopefully the Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland shows all sell out or sell strongly by Tuesday afternoon/Wednesday morning so they can announce second shows in each city for the respective following days (Sun April 28, Sat May 4 and Thu May 9).… Read more »