Tool add further US dates to May tour

I’ve speculated for some time that there would be further dates added to the Tool USA tour in May, and this morning it seems like we have another batch:

Jacksonville, FL – May 5, 2019 – Welcome To Rockville –
(on Sale now)

Brimingham, AL – May 7, 2019 – Legacy Arena At The Bcc –
(on Sale 3/15/19 10 AM Local Time)

Louisville, KY – May 8, 2019 – KFC Yum! Center
(on Sale 3/15/19 10 AM Local Time)

Hampton, VA – May 10, 2019 – Hampton Coliseum
(on Sale 3/15/19 10AM Local Time)

St. Louis, MO – May 13, 2019 – Enterprise Center
(on Sale 3/15/19 10AM Local Time)

Rockingham NC – May 11, 2019 – Epicenter Festival

Kansas City, MO – May 14, 2019 – Sprint Center
(on Sale 3/15/19 11am Local)

Lincoln, NE – May 16, 2019 – Pinnacle Bank Arena
(on Sale 3/15/19 10am Local Time)

Des Moines, IA – May 17 – Wells Fargo Arena
(on Sale 3/15/19 10am Local Time)

Bridgeview, IL – May 19 – Chicago Open Air Festival
(on Sale Now)

https://www.toolband.com/news/459218/tool-shows

Good news for Tool fans in those areas – I’m not expecting much more for now. Expect a proper US tour, probably later in 2019.

The obvious question is will the new album be out by then? My advice is – don’t get too excited. Perhaps we’ll have a single by the (which they might play live) but I’m not hopeful of an album release until late May at the earliest.

Anyway, here’s my suggestion for Tool in regards to this tour – make the VIP sessions listening parties for the new album.

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Laos
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Surely they wouldn’t step on stage without either releasing new material first or at the very least playing some of it – doing neither would be very lame and therefore very ‘Un-Tool’.

Melchizedek
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Melchizedek

I would say that if they start the tour before the album is released, they should put out a disclaimer for fans if they aren’t going to play the new material.

That would be appropriate.

Phaedrus
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Phaedrus

The links to buy tickets have this disclaimer: “No cameras or audio recording devices allowed”
Unclear whether that means there will be phone lock pouches or just security kicking people out like in the recent APC tour. Either way I think this may mean new tunes. Could be just wishful thinking…

bent eye
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bent eye

With the new album literally dropping any time in the next few months, I’m sure they’ll play either the first single at the upcoming concerts, which they’ll release just beforehand plus a full version of Descending. Obviously, this is pure speculation, but why would they go with another greatest hits set with fresh new material ready to go?

Maynerd
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Maynerd

The facts of the matter at hand are that MJK himself stated in an interview with Joe Rogan that the vinyl releases for Puscifer and APC take 3 months to be manufactured. Now that we know the album has been mastered, it relies on artwork for the vinyl to be finished. I would assume the artwork is complete because we must factor in this 3 month wait for vinyl manufacturing. MJK stating that ‘around June or July’ makes sense. It doesn’t make sense for them to tour without a new single, that would just make them look even worse (if… Read more »

Intension
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Intension

It would be very disappointing to at minimum not get a new single. Two or three songs would be Very nice. They are in the bag, just start advertising the album. Looking forward to Chicago.

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

they could easily put out a basic cd / digital release before May then release fancy cd/vinyl later. the elaborate packaging is nice but i dont think any less of the early albums that dont have it and i dont think having access to the new songs will stop people buying in the future. but the tour will no doubt sell out regardless!

bob
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bob

one thing thats kind of annoyed me since 10k came out is you cant put the cd into cd holder cause they dont fit! wasnt parabola and schism like that too for the videos ? i cant recall as i have them somewhere else but i know 10k/vicarous dvd wont cause of the size. id rather them fit were i can store them with the rest of. i’ll survive but its kind of annoying.

PulsedHalo
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PulsedHalo

What I want before the tour starts:

-Vinyl release date of all albums including new one in a box set
-All albums released digitally on streaming services
-Single released
-ToolArmy presales for tour

What I’ll get:

– 3 boring minutes of Descending, the same 8 songs live and an Opiate video.

Alittlevil
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Alittlevil

You may be getting ahead of yourself on the Opiate video too.

Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

All the clues we’ve got until now – danny’s words, Joe’s teasing, the rabbit in Adam’s latest instagram posts – seem to point towards something happening in april.

I don’t think they’d hop on tour without having a single ; it would be terrible marketing.

chonus
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chonus

I agree. Especially with all Joe B’s Easter candy like instagram posts.

bloo-mune
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bloo-mune

This is the March Newsletter? Strange. Seems like HellBoy is being cautiously pessimistic. ha ha! Almost as if he knows something.

chonus
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chonus

I think he knows more than he let’s on. I think he’s obviously been sworn to secrecy too. And Hellboy is not the type to get in well with Tool inner circle information and then carelessly flush it all away.

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

Assuming the album is finished why doesnt MJK just say release the album before May or Im not going on tour? Id reckon that would speed things up…

maxell0405
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maxell0405

This is strange behavior even for Tool. Touring before the release makes no sense, given that a large proportion of their fan base has been around for years, seen them play several times, and is dying to hear the new music, which is right around the corner. But it also seems that’s what they’re doing, as manufacturing will take at least a couple of months, and since they don’t have a record deal that covers digital distribution I don’t think we’ll see any kind of download/streaming release before the physical disc. I haven’t missed a Tool show in my area… Read more »

ahlaphus
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ahlaphus

An educated guess of sorts… The way their touring machine operates (mainly the lighting/visuals) and how synchronized every aspect of the show must be, I don’t see any chance they start the tour playing old material and then ‘progress’ to the new material once the album comes out. Junior?!? Are you out there?? We all know seeing them live is like going to a Broadway play or some shit (for severe lack of a better example). A play doesn’t pick up residence in a theater and morph into a different play toward the end of their stay, just too much… Read more »

bent eye
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bent eye

If I were going to one of the upcoming shows knowing that their new album is just about to drop and they didn’t play any new material, I’d be royally pissed off. I don’t know why they’d commit to a round of dates just to roll out another Greatest Hits set with new material practically ready to go.

chonus
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chonus

I agree. It’s go big or go home at this point. They gotta be of the same mind. They need to hit us like a ton of bricks and really get the enthusiasm rolling. Set the stage for the next few years (maybe even decades)

mattw
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mattw

I understand what Hellboy is saying about planning for the festivals up to year out beforehand etc. But the recent announcement of solo TOOL shows slotted in between those festival shows would be somewhat disingenuous if the new album wasn’t out by then (early to mid May). Those recently added solo shows were added just after the mastering process was completed so the band must have a timeline for when this thing is being released. I would be seriously pissed off if I attended a May show in St Louis, Kansas City or Des Moines and the band didn’t play… Read more »

mattw
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mattw

Yeah fair enough but it just seems odd that they were announced after the mastering process was completed. My bet is that TOOL finished mastering, felt confident they could release a single in mid April and thought an early to mid May release was possible so they locked in and announced those shows. I can understand maybe playing a festival show such as the May 5 date in Jacksonville say a day or two before your album comes out. But turning up to Birmingham or Louisville on May 7 or May 8 for your own solo show with no new… Read more »

tOOLNZ
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tOOLNZ

If I was seeing them in this May tour I would 100% keep expectations low. Anyone remember the hype of that end of tour L.A show? Surely they will play at least one new track though…

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

lets hope MJK has his riot gear on again cos this time people may well start throwing cabbages at them…

itoolizer
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itoolizer

I believe that packaging and such has already been completed, as there has been way more than enough time for that. The mastering process as we all know is going on now. I’m hoping for a May or Early June release. I think an April release is just to close to call!

T
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T

Hey…. whatever it is they play, at least it won’t be like this…

https://youtu.be/TudbbVdz8os

chonus
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chonus

My prediction: Tool opens up their set with a new song.

That would satisfy expectations and set everyone in a good mood for the remainder of the show.

TOOL_Rules
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TOOL_Rules

Chonus, you’re not kidding! What an incredible mind-fuck of an idea that would be so cool for them to pull off, for at least the first several shows if they can keep the album from leaking this time until whatever the release date becomes. TOOL fans have some great ideas. But then, potentially the first view/impressions of a new tune on phones in an arena or outdoor venue, as many have said, not what the band would ideally want. Who knows? But exciting times!

chonus
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chonus

Super exciting. Paradigm shifting even

joey joe joe shabadoo
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joey joe joe shabadoo

Can’t remember if it was before the release or after the release but I have a video from the Aenima era where Maynard says “We haven’t had a chance to get polished on this shit yet” so I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility for them to play new songs. This show was either right before or right after the release in Pomona I think.

bob
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bob

i was thinking the same thing when they practiced new material while Aenima was being written. its so long ago and this is a diff situation as everythings already been done. i remember M saying they were feeling out the new songs by playing them live and it helped write them for the album.

true though, its relatable for sure and they may bust out a few at least. they have to really. i mean wouldnt they want to play new stuff anyway after all there efforts making a new album after 13 years? i think so!

limeygringo
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limeygringo

My money’s on them playing the new single live. They’ll probably release that before the album anyways. That plus maybe one other new song, if the new album hasn’t dropped yet. Of course if they release it digitally first, then they’ll have more freedom to not over expose it live. Whatever happens, it’s gonna be fun to see unfole. And it at least seems that Opiate video’s gonna drop real soon.

Maynerd
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Maynerd

There’s no evidence that the Opiate video is going to drop.
It would be a ridiculous thing to do at this point.
The spotlight is going to be on the new album this year, and any singles that come from it.
Opiate video would be for a ‘Salival 2’ project.

limeygringo
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limeygringo

Thought I saw a post somewhere around here from someone saying Adam told them at a VIP that it would be released before the new album, but yeah, that’s not necessarily the most reliable source.

chonus
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chonus

Prediction sum up all in one place.

New album drops 4-19-19 (could also be “Salival 2” or both).

New album is double album (or greater)

Tool opens new tour shows with new song.

Am I missing anything?

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

Prediction? Or has someone told you so??

chonus
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chonus

Total predicton