A quick update today from Tool land – guitar player Adam Jones gives us a quick lesson on how to play a section of Pnuema via Instagram. It’s a nice part, one I’ve attempted to play a few times with limited success, so looking forward to analysing it a bit over the coming days: I gotta say, I might just have small fingers or something, but he makes it look… Read More »Adam Jones gives us a Pnuema lesson
The Tool FAQ created by Kabir from Toolshed is a primary source of information for many Tool fans. It documents many of the quirks and queries that fans had, especially focused on the early days of the band. Since Toolshed has been in archive mode for some time now, it’s unclear if and when the FAQ might get updated, so a fellow Tool fan Steven W. Luttrell took it upon… Read More »An updated Tool FAQ emerges
No surprises here really, but Tool have postponed the remaining dates scheduled for 2020, and I’ve pasted the comment from Toolband below. It’s obviously a challenging time for bands and the music industry at the moment, and while the band are keen to reschedule, I personally think that we’re unlikely to see significant touring from anyone until 2021, at least until a vaccine or more definitive solution to the COVID-19… Read More »Tool postpone remaining 2020 tour dates
With COVID-19 spreading across the planet, and the closures and social limiting that comes with it being enforced, the news that Tool will have to postpone their coming dates shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. This morning they have confirmed that the shows in April, and most of them in May have officially been postponed. Details are below: TOOL’s April 16 to May 5 North American tour dates have been… Read More »Tool postponed April & May dates
News this morning that promoters Live Nation are planning to postpone all tours due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Importantly for us, this would include coming Tool dates across North America. The Live Nation stock price has taken a considerable nosedive today as well. Music promoters are important for what we love, so hopefully this is only a temporary setback. Billboard writes: Recognizing national concerns over the spread of the coronavirus,… Read More »Live Nation to postpone all tours due to COVID-19
It looks very much like what many of us have feared is coming to a head, with tonight’s Tool show in Eugene cancelled for Coronavirus related reasons: No word yet on other shows this tour, but I think it would be logical to assume that remaining dates, and likely the shows in April as well will probably not go ahead. More news as it comes!
Amazing footage this morning, with some multi-angle and excellent sounding footage of Danny Carey working the kit during a recent performance of the track Pneuma off Tool‘s latest album Fear Inoculum. It’s great stuff, and well worth the time investment for drummers and Tool fans alike!
Alright everyone, it’s time to hit the local supermarket and purchase every roll of toilet paper you can lay your hands on! Especially if you’re a New Zealand Tool fan, who may have been exposed to the nasty COVID-19 virus: A man in New Zealand confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus was revealed on Friday to have attended a rock concert packed with thousands of other people. Health… Read More »Coronavirus strikes at New Zealand Tool show!
Quick post today, since I’m supposed to be working! Tool have added a bunch of new dates for the US & Canada in the next few months, including some areas they haven’t visited in a while. Tickets go on sale pretty soon, so don’t muck around! I had a pretty great time on tour by the way! Got plenty of things to tell, so stay tuned for a report in… Read More »Tool announce more US dates
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!