It’s here my friends – the Tool Australian and New Zealand tour of 2020 kicks off in Perth at the RAC Arena. Good luck to all our Western Australian comrades who are getting along to the show! I saw a really cool article online the other day from PLSN (Production, Lights & Staging News) which talks to several of Tool’s crew members about the epic light, video and laser production… Read More »Aussie Tour kicks off tonight!
There seems to be a few articles around the place highlighting a proposed Tool Lego set by master builder blocksandmocs, in which there is a stage, and a representation of all 4 band members. It looks kinda cool, though I’d love to see more in the way of a Tool specific stage – perhaps the heptagram? It’s a Lego IDEA, so if it gets enough votes it may actually happen.… Read More »Tool Lego?
Youtuber saystheman behindthemask has created an interesting video taking us through some of the making of Tool‘s Undertow. It’s a reasonably comprehensive video, and one that I learned a couple of things from. If this sounds like your thing, check it out below!
Cool article came across my desk this morning, in which Tool sound blokes Liam Halpin and Alan “Nobby” Hopkinson discuss some new audio hardware the band has employed in it’s Fear Inoculum shows: Late last year, as fans eagerly awaited the release of Tool’s first new album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, Halpin and FOH engineer Alan “Nobby” Hopkinson introduced an overhead speaker system to add an extra dimension to… Read More »Tool live audio system upgrade
Announced this week was news that US Industralist Author & Punisher will continue supporting Tool as they head down to Australia and New Zealand later this month. It’s a pretty interesting act, which according to wikipedia: Most of the instrumentation and controllers he uses, entitled “Drone Machines” and “Dub Machines”, are custom designed and fabricated by Shone from raw materials and open source electronic circuitry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author_%26_Punisher I was a pretty… Read More »Author & Punisher to support Tool Down Under
Grammy award winning band Tool have just announced another show in their (currently) short March tour, this time playing at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, UT. According to Toolband tickets go on sale this Wednesday: TOOL will be performing on MARCH 16 in Salt Lake City @ Maverik Center VIP packages onsale this Wednesday 29th at 10am local to Toolarmy members. General ticket onsale this Friday 31st at… Read More »Tool add Salt Lake City show
I’m not a huge fan of the Grammy’s but it’s one of the better known music awards around these days, and Tool today won the gong for Best Metal Performance with 7empest. Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey were both on handy to accept the award – I haven’t seen any footage yet, however reportedly Danny paid tribute to Neil Peart. Update: video added! For those interested, also in the running… Read More »7empest wins Grammy for Best Metal Performance
Looks like Tool have found a gap in their schedule for March, and have just announced a small run of dates in the Pacific North West, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Not sure at this time if the dates are part of a wider tour, or if it’s just a quick jaunt. Tickets go on sale this Friday: TOOL NORTHWESTERN TOUR DATES Tickets are on-sale this FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 at… Read More »Tool announce short Pacific North West tour
NAMM is one of the biggest shows in the musical instrument industry, and it’s the time of year when a range of manufacturers announce new models and such. Last year there was some suggestion from Adam Jones that he was working with Gibson on a guitar, and it seems that at NAMM 2020 they have now confirmed there will be such a thing (thanks to MusicRadar): The Gibson Custom Shop… Read More »Gibson confirm signature Les Paul Silverburst
Bonnaroo have announced a dream lineup for many fans this year, with pop act Miley Cyrus joining Tool onstage at the 2020 festival. There’s a few other bands you may or may not like, such as Primus, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Run the Jewels, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Turkauz with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew and Tame Impala.