Jakob unleash Sines

New Zealand instrumental post-rock band, and regular Tool touring buddies Jakob are preparing to release their long awaited new LP Sines in a couple of days. These guys joined Tool on tour Down Under in 2011 and then again for a show in NZ in 2013. Justin even joined them on-stage in a memorable set at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. In a recent interview with Off The Tracks they… Read More »Jakob unleash Sines

Jakob confirmed as NZ support act

Looks like New Zealand post-rock act Jakob have been confirmed as the support act for Tool when they play their two shows in Auckland. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Jakob also supported Tool in Australia back in 2011. Not sure why they didn’t get the gig for the whole tour, I can only presume there was some kind of scheduling issue. Here’s a track of theirs for you… Read More »Jakob confirmed as NZ support act

Generic “bands that have supported Tool” update

I’ve noticed a few interesting happenings in regards to bands that have supported Tool over the years, and today I shall compile them into one handy post for you all to enjoy. Firstly, not only are the Melvins touring with Unsane, but it appears they are recording something.  A new album I guess.  Seems not all that long ago they released the last one, but I always welcome a new… Read More »Generic “bands that have supported Tool” update

Tool touring buddies update!

Seems as though it’s been a while since we updated the various goings on of some former Tool touring mates, so here goes! Bong smoking pals Mastodon are currently recording their new album The Hunter, which is expected to be released later this year.  it has some pretty awesome artwork for the cover: Expect a world-wife tour to follow.  The ‘Don are rumoured to be playing Soundwave in 2012, which… Read More »Tool touring buddies update!

Tool Tour Update

Not long now until Tool hit the road for the first time in 2011 (and hopefully the last time before recording!).  As we all know, Tool are playing the Big Day Out tour here in Australia in New Zealand, which also includes a couple of sideshows in Melbourne and Brisbane.  As an added bonus Tool will be playing a show in Hawaii the week before this tour.  Support band for… Read More »Tool Tour Update

Danny makes Patton look short

Proving once more that exciting things happen when I go away – it appears that Danny jumps up on stage with Faith No More at their recent gig in LA.  Tool bad he didn’t get behind the drumkit: Two of my favourite bands united – I wonder if Tool and Faith No More would ever really tour together… In other news: Blood Into Wine is on Netflix (everyone can stop… Read More »Danny makes Patton look short

Tool September Newsletter published

Blair published the September 2010 newsletter on Toolband this morning, which once again confirms that Tool are taking part in the Big Day Out tour.  It does mention that fans are hoping for some solo shows, but neither confirms nor denies that these will happen, so I guess we’ll have to wait a little longer on that.  Seems to me that they won’t be announced prior to Big Day Out… Read More »Tool September Newsletter published