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DementedX14
12-01-2011, 10:34 AM
Over the Thanksgiving break, TOOL entered the studio with producer Joe Barresi (ISIS, COHEED & CAMBRIA, PUSCIFER, TOMAHAWK) to begin recording the group's new album. According to a posting on TOOL's official web site, he bandmembers are tracking all songs to tape — using a Studer A827 analog tape recorder — at their own home studio instead of going the digital route.

Source (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=166732)

IrritatedTrout
12-01-2011, 10:35 AM
Good news.

Dextrimental
12-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Article made it sound like the album is in fact nearly finished to me, though I could be wrong. Either way, great news, incredibly consistent band.

ShatteredFlame
12-01-2011, 10:37 AM
Puscifer was touring during the Thanksgiving break and still is.

christopher
12-01-2011, 10:42 AM
I hope this means a tour announcement soon :D

mastodon421
12-01-2011, 10:43 AM
It's about fucking time!

ravenheart
12-01-2011, 11:01 AM
Article made it sound like the album is in fact nearly finished to me, though I could be wrong. Either way, great news, incredibly consistent band.

They're certainly consistent at something... :finger:

kommie
12-01-2011, 11:27 AM
Has anyone heard the new Chevelle song? Goddamn at first I thought it was Tool.

MPF
12-01-2011, 12:40 PM
Has anyone heard the new Chevelle song? Goddamn at first I thought it was Tool.

Same here :(

El Gordo
12-01-2011, 01:59 PM
Eh... I'll give it a listen, but since the pure genius of Aenima, Tool has been pretty lackluster save for a few tunes here and there.

Steev
12-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Eh... I'll give it a listen, but since the pure genius of Aenima, Tool has been pretty lackluster save for a few tunes here and there.

this


I tried hard to like the last album, but honestly I just wasn't that interested anymore

AnthG
12-01-2011, 07:41 PM
I've never blown my load over Tool the way others seem to, but Lateralus is a fantastic album.

Steev
12-02-2011, 06:47 AM
"While Tool‘s rather verbose November newsletter led many to the conclusion that Tool were in the studio with Joe Barresi, it turns out that’s not entirely true. As was cautiously posted before, the newsletter only confirmed that members of the band had been in the studio with Barresi; with Tool material being directly specified much later.

A key revision to said newsletter over at Toolband.com has since revealed that the recordings in question were in fact for Tool drummer Danny Carey‘s side project VOLTO! and not Tool. Yep, bummer."




haha

ravenheart
12-02-2011, 06:57 AM
I remember everyone going nuts over the last album, which I thought sucked so hard I sold my copy. I've never sold an album because I've disliked it.

christopher
12-02-2011, 07:13 AM
I remember everyone going nuts over the last album, which I thought sucked so hard I sold my copy. I've never sold an album because I've disliked it.

Yeah, 10,000 Days wasn't that good.

TheGrandWazoo40
12-02-2011, 10:07 AM
I dig 10,000 days. I don't really listen to Tool at all anymore though.

Natrlhi
12-02-2011, 01:03 PM
I remember everyone going nuts over the last album, which I thought sucked so hard I sold my copy. I've never sold an album because I've disliked it.

Yeah, 10,000 Days wasn't that good."Jambi" is one of my all-time favorite Tool songs. "The Pot" is another beast. "Roseta Stoned" has grown on me quite a bit, and is an absolutely awesome live track. The lyrics in "Right in Two" are as thought-provoking as anything Tool has ever written, and even "Vicarious" is pretty good. You guys are fucking nuts.

Having said this, Lateralus is clearly a superior album all the way, but 10,000 Days is no stinker. Maybe Tool just isn't your thing?

InFlamesOfBirchmen
12-02-2011, 01:29 PM
"Jambi" is one of my all-time favorite Tool songs. "The Pot" is another beast. "Roseta Stoned" has grown on me quite a bit, and is an absolutely awesome live track. The lyrics in "Right in Two" are as thought-provoking as anything Tool has ever written, and even "Vicarious" is pretty good. You guys are fucking nuts.

Having said this, Lateralus is clearly a superior album all the way, but 10,000 Days is no stinker. Maybe Tool just isn't your thing?

^ This. 10,000 Days is my least favorite Tool album, but Tool really don't have any bad albums.

TheGrandWazoo40
12-02-2011, 01:45 PM
I second Nat's statement.

TheGrandWazoo40
12-02-2011, 01:49 PM
Aside from the lateralus statement

Opiate > Undertow > Lateralus > 10,000 Days > Aenema

IMO

masterguy49
12-02-2011, 07:13 PM
"Jambi" is one of my all-time favorite Tool songs. "The Pot" is another beast. "Roseta Stoned" has grown on me quite a bit, and is an absolutely awesome live track. The lyrics in "Right in Two" are as thought-provoking as anything Tool has ever written, and even "Vicarious" is pretty good. You guys are fucking nuts.

Having said this, Lateralus is clearly a superior album all the way, but 10,000 Days is no stinker. Maybe Tool just isn't your thing?

This! Tool has never made a bad album, IMO.

SomewhereInTime72
12-02-2011, 07:53 PM
Aside from the lateralus statement

Opiate > Undertow > Lateralus > 10,000 Days > Aenema

IMO

Aenema last? Bro.... bro........:bouville:

Also, excited for this.

JRA
12-02-2011, 08:40 PM
Almost five years? Yea I'd say it's around that time.

TheGrandWazoo40
12-02-2011, 10:54 PM
Not saying it's bad, but if I'm gonna throw on a Tool album, Aenema doesn't really stand a chance.

hb420
12-02-2011, 11:06 PM
The article got fucked up. :bouville: It's actually about a side project of drummer beginning to record.

SomewhereInTime72
12-03-2011, 06:03 PM
The ultimate sadness.

El Gordo
12-03-2011, 09:22 PM
Not saying it's bad, but if I'm gonna throw on a Tool album, Aenema doesn't really stand a chance.

If you don't like Aenima you're listening to Tool for the wrong reasons.

TheGrandWazoo40
12-03-2011, 09:28 PM
Uh... What reasons are there to listen to a band outside of you dig their music? No need to get butthurt cause I don't like an album as much as you. Also, as I said before, I don't even listen to Tool anymore. I liked them quite a bit when I was younger though.

El Gordo
12-03-2011, 09:53 PM
Uh... What reasons are there to listen to a band outside of you dig their music? No need to get butthurt cause I don't like an album as much as you. Also, as I said before, I don't even listen to Tool anymore. I liked them quite a bit when I was younger though.

Oh, there's no butthurt here, dude. I don't listen to a whole lot of Tool these days either, mostly because they haven't put out anything great since 1996. But honestly, to not know greatness when you hear it/see it/smell it/whatever... it's just sad. "I love Metallica but Ride the Lightning is their worst"............

TheGrandWazoo40
12-03-2011, 09:54 PM
Greatness is a matter of opinion friend. If greatness had a scientific way of being determined do you think Skrillex would be nominated for 5 Grammys?

El Gordo
12-03-2011, 10:13 PM
Greatness is a matter of opinion friend. If greatness had a scientific way of being determined do you think Skrillex would be nominated for 5 Grammys?

Using the Grammys as an example of greatness is flawed. Jethro Tull released the best metal album in 1989, remember?

TheGrandWazoo40
12-03-2011, 10:20 PM
You just further proved my point.. and didn't grasp the last one I made. Where did I say the grammys exemplified greatness?

What one classifies as being good isn't gonna be the same as the next guy, or the next, or the next. Different strokes for different folks dude, that's the beauty of music. Also, unless it's before 1986/09/27, I would go to a Jethro show over Metallica. Metallica sucks, it's all about the Cliff Burton Band. Justice was OK though.

Steev
12-04-2011, 02:18 AM
Using the Grammys as an example of greatness is flawed. Jethro Tull released the best metal album in 1989, remember?

Plus when bands finally win(Slayer, Motorhead, Priest) its usually something stupid like a live track or a cover

TheGrandWazoo40
12-04-2011, 02:20 AM
Man.. The reason why I used the Grammys totally flew over your heads...

Steev
12-04-2011, 02:26 AM
Man.. The reason why I used the Grammys totally flew over your heads...

How exactly? Just reiterating it's not a good judgement of "greatness"

TheGrandWazoo40
12-04-2011, 02:27 AM
Exactly...

El Gordo
12-04-2011, 05:30 AM
Man.. The reason why I used the Grammys totally flew over your heads...

No it didn't. Skrillex being nominated for a Grammy has absolutely nothing to do with greatness. Jethro Tull winning a Grammy doesn't either. How many people think "Crest of a Knave" is the best metal album released in 1987? (or 1989? What?) Just because some asshole gets up on a soapbox and says "this album is great, the best!" doesn't mean anything... it's just some asshole on a soapbox spewing bullshit.

At any rate, excellent trolling, dude. The point about the Cliff Burton Band was a good one and I almost bit, but I'm getting too old for this shit. Question though, do you ever go to bed? lol

TheGrandWazoo40
12-04-2011, 01:44 PM
No it didn't. Skrillex being nominated for a Grammy has absolutely nothing to do with greatness. Jethro Tull winning a Grammy doesn't either. How many people think "Crest of a Knave" is the best metal album released in 1987? (or 1989? What?) Just because some asshole gets up on a soapbox and says "this album is great, the best!" doesn't mean anything... it's just some asshole on a soapbox spewing bullshit.

At any rate, excellent trolling, dude. The point about the Cliff Burton Band was a good one and I almost bit, but I'm getting too old for this shit. Question though, do you ever go to bed? lol


Yes, it did. Some of you folks on here really are quite dim....

This started with you trying to say I don't listen to Tool for "the right reasons" cause Aenema is my least favorite album. My next comment was "Greatness is a matter of opinion friend. If greatness had a scientific way of being determined do you think Skrillex would be nominated for 5 Grammys? " which somehow you interpreted as me saying the grammys are a good judge of greatness... My point had nothing to do with the grammys, it was just used as an example that what is "good/great" varies from person to person. I could have used many other examples but the grammys just came to mind the fastest cause like you said, they suck at judging music (although there are a handful of folks that are worthy of nomination).

Does that clear things up? Or do I need to further dumb it down?

Also, I wasn't trolling, I can't stand Metallica past And Justice. That's the honest truth. If you like any albums past Justice your listening to Metallica for all the wrong reasons. (see what I did there?)

SomewhereInTime72
12-04-2011, 05:41 PM
Yeah you guys actually missed the Grammys point pretty hard. :eyes:

TheGrandWazoo40
12-04-2011, 05:53 PM
At least someone grasped my point.

detuned
12-11-2011, 12:09 PM
01/17 Tucson, AZ Tuscon Arena
01/18 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum

(via) (http://www.theprp.com/2011/12/08/news/tool-book-two-shows-for-january/)

dallas radio station the edge was hinting at a tool date there, but apparently one of the DJs stated it was "delayed", so no clue if that has any bearing to these other leaked dates.

kommie
12-11-2011, 12:53 PM
whoopdy-doo two dates?

coltongsmith
12-11-2011, 01:15 PM
Atlanta Feb 8th

christopher
12-11-2011, 01:23 PM
I hope they play LA before the new album comes, then again right after :D

detuned
12-11-2011, 03:26 PM
Atlanta Feb 8th
seeing multiple mentions of this on twitter and facebook but nothing about what venue. if its true, going a lot farther east than i expected, figured this run would be primarily southwest.

ShatteredFlame
12-11-2011, 03:33 PM
Should come to NY area since they haven't come since a festival in '09.

detuned
12-12-2011, 05:35 AM
dates back up on ticketmaster, plus a new one

Jan 24 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Tool-tickets/artist/720703

shows on sale friday, so i would imagine full tour announcement any time now

also apparently a local radio station is the source of the duluth (atlanta) feb 8th info, supposed to be at gwinnett arena

xskizzelzx90x
12-12-2011, 11:03 AM
REALLY hope they come to pittsburgh, they havent been here since 06 and I didnt have the money to go, then. :(

TheDeadPanda
12-12-2011, 01:32 PM
Dallas January 20th! Which means I get to work it.;)

hiddenzombie013
12-12-2011, 01:32 PM
REALLY am hoping this comes down south. Tool is probably the band I want to see live more than any other, other than Metallica. Surprised it's on such short notice though (but yet again, so is that Chili Peppers tour).

stylesclash516
12-12-2011, 01:52 PM
REALLY hope they come to pittsburgh, they havent been here since 06 and I didnt have the money to go, then. :(

I'm really pulling for a Pittsburgh date too but I don't have my hopes very high, especially for a tour like this.

InFlamesOfBirchmen
12-12-2011, 03:33 PM
Anybody have any ideas as to why they're even touring yet? The only reason I can think of is to try out some new material live. Though to be fair, I assumed the same thing when I saw them in '09. It seems kind of weird to have Maynard tour with Puscifer for a few months, tour with Tool a few dates, and then go back to Puscifer. Regardless, I'm not complaining, and hope to see some of you in Atlanta!

Steev
12-12-2011, 03:42 PM
Jan 29th, Camden NJ

ShatteredFlame
12-12-2011, 03:46 PM
Anybody have any ideas as to why they're even touring yet?

:money::money::money:

Epidemic Reign
12-12-2011, 04:12 PM
:money::money::money:

:agree:

detuned
12-12-2011, 04:20 PM
so this is what we got so far

14th Jan, Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
17th Jan, Tuscon Arena, Tuscon AZ
18th Jan, Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque NM
20th Jan, Verizon Arena, Dallas, TX
24th Jan, Huntington Center, Toledo, OH
29th Jan, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
8th Feb, Gwinnet Arena, Duluth, GA

pretty surprised they are coming that far east, guess maine or NH could happen

ShatteredFlame
12-12-2011, 04:24 PM
hopefully they play NYC or Long Island.

Kalsah
12-13-2011, 06:55 AM
Toronto Ontario Air Canada Centre Jan 25th
London Ontario John Labatt Centre Jan 26th

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Live-Nation-Ontario/106277896865

Nater
12-13-2011, 07:54 AM
so this is what we got so far

14th Jan, Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
17th Jan, Tuscon Arena, Tuscon AZ
18th Jan, Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque NM
20th Jan, Verizon Arena, Dallas, TX
24th Jan, Huntington Center, Toledo, OH
29th Jan, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
8th Feb, Gwinnet Arena, Duluth, GA

pretty surprised they are coming that far east, guess maine or NH could happen


It'll be NH most likely the Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester. They played the a few years ago IIRC

detuned
12-13-2011, 08:05 AM
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 07:30 PM - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D00478CF8BB9552
really hope this isnt the only NE date
It'll be NH most likely the Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester. They played the a few years ago IIRC
yeah they played there on the 2009 summer tour, i was there. they have pretty consistently alternated between manchester and portland/augusta with each tour, so i would hope if they were going to play one of them it would be maine this time around, but really ill take either.

edit: people on fansite fourth eye are claiming boston on january 28th (i would assume the garden). poop.

edit2: yup, the garden http://www.waaf.com/pages/3504018.php

detuned
12-15-2011, 01:38 PM
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0000478CDD89CB98

ShatteredFlame
12-15-2011, 03:21 PM
goddamit, was hoping for MSG or Nassau. Guess I'll try to go to the Boston show since I've been meaning to try to go to a show there, but I'll sell the ticket if the setlist sucks.

christopher
12-15-2011, 04:08 PM
I wonder why they haven't added an LA date yet...Would make sense for them to do that since they are from here.

converge241
12-16-2011, 03:43 AM
Boston Garden and Mohegan Sun 1/28 and 1/31 - check on ticketmaster

InFlamesOfBirchmen
12-16-2011, 07:12 AM
After an incredibly frustrating and heart-wrenching 10 minutes, I got my ticket for the GA show. It looks like I'm toward the back of the arena, but I'm in row J. The good news is that I've got a prime spot for the video screens/laser show. The bad news is that I doubt I'll be able to see any of the guys. The first time I saw them, I was 20 rows from the stage.

According to the guys at fourtheye.net, tickets are selling out within 15 minutes, so now is your chance if you're planning on going.

christopher
12-16-2011, 01:23 PM
I'm going to laugh if the Tool dates are fake. Ticketmaster sometimes posts fake dates. They posted a whole Hank III tour a few years back, sold tickets and then it turned out that the tour was fake. Tool's website has no information about this tour. Mandalay Bay's website does not mention anything about Tool playing. I would have expected some sort of announcement other than random dates popping up.

idrinkwine732
12-16-2011, 01:33 PM
I'm going to laugh if the Tool dates are fake. Ticketmaster sometimes posts fake dates. They posted a whole Hank III tour a few years back, sold tickets and then it turned out that the tour was fake. Tool's website has no information about this tour. Mandalay Bay's website does not mention anything about Tool playing. I would have expected some sort of announcement other than random dates popping up.

http://www.toolband.com/news/

Yeah, it's real.

christopher
12-16-2011, 01:34 PM
http://www.toolband.com/news/

Yeah, it's real.

:lol: those fuckers! They posted that three minutes after my post.

detuned
12-16-2011, 01:35 PM
ticketmaster doesnt just make up dates

jd091
12-16-2011, 02:02 PM
Anyone else notice that Tool's website layout hasn't been updated since, like, 2004?

detuned
12-16-2011, 02:09 PM
i wondered last night how long the design has existed, and according to archive.org, 2001

jd091
12-16-2011, 02:13 PM
i wondered last night how long the design has existed, and according to archive.org, 2001

Oh my god. It's so bad. :lol:

Dextrimental
12-16-2011, 02:19 PM
That's so odd, I would have imagined Tool would be a band who would make sure the website tied in with the design frame they are going for for whatever album it is their doing. They're a complete product sort of band!

larvtard
12-16-2011, 02:22 PM
goddamit, was hoping for MSG or Nassau. Guess I'll try to go to the Boston show since I've been meaning to try to go to a show there, but I'll sell the ticket if the setlist sucks.

I'll see you there, man. Hopefully.

InFlamesOfBirchmen
12-16-2011, 05:15 PM
I know the chances are slim, but since 2012 is the 20 year anniversary of the Opiate EP, it's be awesome to hear it in its entirety live.

Steev
12-16-2011, 05:28 PM
Camden show apparently sold out fast

IrritatedTrout
12-17-2011, 12:28 AM
Hope they add something near me as the TBA Feb. 3rd show.

larvtard
12-17-2011, 08:22 AM
My friend just snagged a pair like 7 min ago. It was the most expensive ones (88 with service charges), but the seats are amazing! Section 14.

Scratch that, section 6 :(

detuned
12-17-2011, 08:50 AM
it gave me section 14 at first. ive seen them at a comparable angle like that before and its not too bad cause they keep the sides of the stages pretty clear and the PA speakers high up, but im more concerned with it sounding good, so i kept trying to get something slightly farther back. after about 30 minutes of it saying no tickets available and passing on sections 4 and 6, i settled for 9. $161 for 2 tickets, heh. hopefully they have someone good opening, would be great if they continued their tradition of taking friends/collaborators out and had intronaut.

larvtard
12-17-2011, 08:54 AM
it gave me section 14 at first. ive seen them at a comparable angle like that before and its not too bad cause they keep the sides of the stages pretty clear and the PA speakers high up, but im more concerned with it sounding good, so i kept trying to get something slightly farther back. after about 30 minutes of it saying no tickets available and passing on sections 4 and 6, i settled for 9. $161 for 2 tickets, heh. hopefully they have someone good opening, would be great if they continued their tradition of taking friends/collaborators out and had intronaut.

Is section 6 good, as far as view and sound goes? Good value for what I paid? I've never been to the garden before.

detuned
12-17-2011, 09:12 AM
my only experience with the current garden was metallica years ago, and they play in the round, so i have no idea what a normal end stage show is like.

ShatteredFlame
12-17-2011, 10:11 AM
I got floor section D

larvtard
12-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Hopefully we can meet up there. Dude...laser show...I NEED TO GET BLAZED OUT OF MY FUCKING MIND FOR THIS

mastodon421
12-17-2011, 11:11 AM
Is section 6 good, as far as view and sound goes? Good value for what I paid? I've never been to the garden before.

The view is good, but the sound fucking blows at The Garden.

larvtard
12-17-2011, 12:07 PM
The view is good, but the sound fucking blows at The Garden.

Well, I mean, you're gonna get that at any sports arena :lol:

hiddenzombie013
12-17-2011, 05:35 PM
Looks like more dates have been confirmed, with new ones in Charlotte, Ft. Lauderdale, and Orlando. Here's the full list of dates:

Jan 14 - Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center - ON SALE NOW (DEC 16)
Jan 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Center
Jan 17 - Tucson, AZ @ Convention Center Arena - ON SALE NOW
Jan 18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum - ON SALE NOW
Jan 20 - Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre - ON SALE NOW
Jan 21 - TBA
Jan 24 - Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center - ON SALE NOW
Jan 25 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre - ON SALE NOW
Jan 26 - London, ON @ John LaBatt Centre - ON SALE NOW
Jan 28 - Boston, MA @ TD Bank North Center - ON SALE NOW
Jan 29 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jan 31 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
Feb 1 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
Feb 3 - TBA
Feb 4 - Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum
Feb 6 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
Feb 7 - Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
Feb 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center Arena - ON SALE NOW

On a side note, FUCK YES ORLANDO! Can't wait. This will be my first time seeing Tool.

slapguitarer
12-17-2011, 05:36 PM
No love for California :(

TheDeadPanda
12-17-2011, 05:43 PM
My boss at Verizon theater in Dallas said tool is apparently playing 2 shows here. I'm not sure why but he wasn't kidding and said its supposed to be announced next week. I get paid twice to see tool:D

christopher
12-17-2011, 05:57 PM
I'm hoping for January 12th in LA and 13th in SF :D

Natrlhi
12-17-2011, 09:03 PM
Jan 24 - Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center - ON SALE NOWDon't know if I said this already (and too lazy to check right now), but it figures I'm out of fucking town for this. :bouville:

Sepultura69
12-17-2011, 09:10 PM
I'm hoping for January 12th in LA and 13th in SF :D

I don't get why they haven't announced a Los Angeles date yet? I would get those tickets quicker than flies on shit :(

detuned
12-17-2011, 09:18 PM
hopefully they have someone good opening, would be great if they continued their tradition of taking friends/collaborators out and had intronaut.
goddamn im good

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/100047880456CA4E?artistid=720703

Natrlhi
12-17-2011, 09:26 PM
^ Oh holy shit fuck crap balls now I am really pissed. :mad: :bouville: :flame:

slapguitarer
12-17-2011, 09:33 PM
^ Oh holy shit fuck crap balls now I am really pissed. :mad: :bouville: :flame:

Ditto, assuming they don't add a SF date.

masterguy49
12-17-2011, 09:46 PM
I already came about this everywhere on facebook but yeah HOLY FUCK IM FINALLY SEEING TOOL! I really hope they play for like 2 hours at least :drool:

And with Intronaut opening :drool:

hellawaits77ny
12-17-2011, 11:15 PM
I already came about this everywhere on facebook but yeah HOLY FUCK IM FINALLY SEEING TOOL! I really hope they play for like 2 hours at least :drool:

And with Intronaut opening :drool:

Doesn't Tool usually play long ass shows, like 2.5 hours?

christopher
12-18-2011, 12:10 AM
I don't get why they haven't announced a Los Angeles date yet? I would get those tickets quicker than flies on shit :(

It doesn't make sense if they skip LA since they are from LA!!

Natrlhi
12-18-2011, 07:44 AM
Doesn't Tool usually play long ass shows, like 2.5 hours?I don't know where you heard that, but no. They usually play typical-length sets - about 90 minutes or so. It's just that one minute of a Tool show is worth about two minutes of a show by any other hack band out there today. ;)

detuned
12-18-2011, 08:04 AM
i think the longest ive seen them play is like an hour 40ish minutes. 90 is about average though.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
12-18-2011, 08:09 AM
Looks like more dates have been confirmed, with new ones in Charlotte, Ft. Lauderdale, and Orlando. Here's the full list of dates:

Jan 20 - Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre - ON SALE NOW



Cheapest tickets are $60 before ticketbastard fees.

No thanks.

Natrlhi
12-18-2011, 08:19 AM
Cheapest tickets are $60 before ticketbastard fees.

No thanks.Well this is typical for Tool, but it brings up a good point. I look at this tour or whatever it is this way:

Either they'll be playing new stuff, or they won't. If they don't, then they'll probably be playing a set that's a hell of a lot like what I've seen them do before, with a few possible exceptions, but still. Not sure I'm all that interested in that.

If they DO play new stuff, I won't have heard it before and won't be sure how to react to it. By definition, Tool makes the kind of music that's good to be able to digest first before seeing it live so that it can be fully enjoyed.

So either way, I'm now thinking that I'd rather wait until they're officially on tour for the new album and see them then. The only thing is, they likely won't have IntrOnaut with them at that time. Luckily for me, I've seen IntrOnaut live before, but still - any opportunity to see them again is one I'd rather not miss.

So basically what I'm saying after all that explanation is that I'd be OK with missing this if it weren't for IntrOnaut. Weird.

jd091
12-18-2011, 08:20 AM
I already came about this everywhere on facebook but yeah HOLY FUCK IM FINALLY SEEING TOOL! I really hope they play for like 2 hours at least :drool:

And with Intronaut opening :drool:

Intronaut's opening?! :eek:

masterguy49
12-18-2011, 08:25 AM
Intronaut's opening?! :eek:

Yes, read the damn thread! :tongue:

jd091
12-18-2011, 08:33 AM
Yes, read the damn thread! :tongue:

:nag:

Man, I can't wait to see where this next year of touring takes them. I haven't seen them yet, but at this point I'd probably rather hear new stuff live. I got into Tool right when 10,000 days came out, and they were the first real "heavy" band I got into past Metallica or Slipknot. I guess seeing them live means a lot to me, so I'd pay up a ton to get on the floor. If they come to Chicago soon, that is.

Also: what do you guys think the new stuff is gonna sound like?

masterguy49
12-18-2011, 08:49 AM
:nag:

Man, I can't wait to see where this next year of touring takes them. I haven't seen them yet, but at this point I'd probably rather hear new stuff live. I got into Tool right when 10,000 days came out, and they were the first real "heavy" band I got into past Metallica or Slipknot. I guess seeing them live means a lot to me, so I'd pay up a ton to get on the floor. If they come to Chicago soon, that is.

Also: what do you guys think the new stuff is gonna sound like?

It's gonna sound like Tool. :tongue:

Also same for me. They were one of the first metal bands I fell in love with and I have yet to see them live. :tongue:

Natrlhi
12-18-2011, 10:08 AM
:nag:

Man, I can't wait to see where this next year of touring takes them. I haven't seen them yet, but at this point I'd probably rather hear new stuff live. I got into Tool right when 10,000 days came out, and they were the first real "heavy" band I got into past Metallica or Slipknot. I guess seeing them live means a lot to me, so I'd pay up a ton to get on the floor. If they come to Chicago soon, that is.

Also: what do you guys think the new stuff is gonna sound like?You do not want to be on the floor. Let me repeat that - you DO NOT want to be on the floor. Tool use the entire stage - and in fact, the entire arena - to convey the sensory overload that is a Tool show. If you're at floor level, you're going to miss a lot. Plus, being close to the band members doesn't mean much with this band, as they're actually not that emotive on stage (save Maynard, but only some of the time). The only exception I could see is if you were a drummer and wanted to witness Danny doing his thing up close.

Otherwise, a Tool show is definitely better appreciated a reasonable distance from the stage. If they play an arena, get a seat that's just slightly up off the floor. Nosebleeds are crappy, yes, but being a little way up off the floor gives you a better view, and the sound is likely to be better, too.

Trust me on this one. Do not get floor tickets. You'd be wasting your money.

masterguy49
12-18-2011, 10:18 AM
You do not want to be on the floor. Let me repeat that - you DO NOT want to be on the floor. Tool use the entire stage - and in fact, the entire arena - to convey the sensory overload that is a Tool show. If you're at floor level, you're going to miss a lot. Plus, being close to the band members doesn't mean much with this band, as they're actually not that emotive on stage (save Maynard, but only some of the time). The only exception I could see is if you were a drummer and wanted to witness Danny doing his thing up close.

Otherwise, a Tool show is definitely better appreciated a reasonable distance from the stage. If they play an arena, get a seat that's just slightly up off the floor. Nosebleeds are crappy, yes, but being a little way up off the floor gives you a better view, and the sound is likely to be better, too.

Trust me on this one. Do not get floor tickets. You'd be wasting your money.
Man, I would die to be up close and see Danny doing his things, seeing as I'm a drummer. I mean I've already met Maynard, so I don't really need to be up close to him :lol: I was thinking the same thing though. I had the problem with the Roger Waters tour, I got floor and while it was awesome being up close, it was a pain in the ass to see everything. So I will probably take your word for it. Thanks for the advice, even if it was towards JD :D

jd091
12-18-2011, 11:17 AM
You do not want to be on the floor. Let me repeat that - you DO NOT want to be on the floor. Tool use the entire stage - and in fact, the entire arena - to convey the sensory overload that is a Tool show. If you're at floor level, you're going to miss a lot. Plus, being close to the band members doesn't mean much with this band, as they're actually not that emotive on stage (save Maynard, but only some of the time). The only exception I could see is if you were a drummer and wanted to witness Danny doing his thing up close.

Otherwise, a Tool show is definitely better appreciated a reasonable distance from the stage. If they play an arena, get a seat that's just slightly up off the floor. Nosebleeds are crappy, yes, but being a little way up off the floor gives you a better view, and the sound is likely to be better, too.

Trust me on this one. Do not get floor tickets. You'd be wasting your money.

Duly noted. Thanks for the solid advice, as always, Nat.

ShatteredFlame
12-18-2011, 12:06 PM
yeah I think I'm gonna sell my floor ticket to some tool and use the money to buy a great seat. I already did the floor Tool experience at a festival and it really wasn't as great as it could've been.

larvtard
12-18-2011, 01:31 PM
yeah I think I'm gonna sell my floor ticket to some tool and use the money to buy a great seat. I already did the floor Tool experience at a festival and it really wasn't as great as it could've been.

I've always found it kinda funny how diehard Tool fans are tools

masterguy49
12-18-2011, 01:50 PM
I've always found it kinda funny how diehard Tool fans are tools

I'm a diehard Tool fan :hmm:

TheDeadPanda
12-18-2011, 02:31 PM
I've always found it kinda funny how diehard Tool fans are tools

When I worked the a perfect circle concert in Dallas those were some of the nicest and most polite crowds I've seen there. I know its not the same band but half the people there were wearing tool shirts. But they were all extremely friendly.

Natrlhi
12-18-2011, 02:42 PM
I've always found it kinda funny how diehard Tool fans are toolsSure, Tool has some fans who are tools. So does every other band in the world.

You know what I've found?

People who make generalizations like this - lumping every single person in a single group into the same category based on just a few casual observations - are tools.

jd091
12-18-2011, 02:49 PM
Sure, Tool has some fans who are tools. So does every other band in the world.

You know what I've found?

People who make generalizations like this - lumping every single person in a single group into the same category based on just a few casual observations - are tools.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111128023860/glee/images/3/3d/Oh_snap.gif

larvtard
12-18-2011, 03:30 PM
Sure, Tool has some fans who are tools. So does every other band in the world.

You know what I've found?

People who make generalizations like this - lumping every single person in a single group into the same category based on just a few casual observations - are tools.

:violin:

I've always found it kinda funny that many Tool fans are tools

Sorry man, not trying to be that asshole, it's just easier to generalize. I'm lazy.

ShatteredFlame
12-18-2011, 03:49 PM
I saw Tool at a festival and it was the worst crowd I've been in by far, there was even people flipping off and throwing stuff at the band that played before, My Bloody Valentine (which are a highly influential band in the shoegaze genre). Both these bands were my two biggest draws to the festival and I couldn't enjoy either of them due to how shitty the crowd was. I blame the Tool fans. They were headlining so no other band was playing after, and there was other stages playing at the same time they went on that non-Tool fans could've been watching.

I saw APC and Puscifer at seated theaters and that was a much more cleaner crowd though.

kommie
12-18-2011, 04:39 PM
I've met quite a few Tool fans who think their shit smells like flowers and candy.

Steev
12-18-2011, 06:34 PM
I've met quite a few Tool fans who think their shit smells like flowers and candy.

yeah around 2002/2003 was when I started getting tired of them because douches in school thought they were actually smarter/creative because they owned Lateralus

xStructualDefect
12-18-2011, 07:10 PM
Sure, Tool has some fans who are tools. So does every other band in the world.

You know what I've found?

People who make generalizations like this - lumping every single person in a single group into the same category based on just a few casual observations - are tools.

:party: this

Sepultura69
12-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Also same for me. They were one of the first metal bands I fell in love with and I have yet to see them live. :tongue:

We are truly Persian brothers, my man. :fist:

Before I got into all kinds of music the only things i use to listen to when i was in 7th grade and 8th grade was random movie/video game sound tracks.....and...TOOL........and slayer...(i DIDN'T start getting into my love for hip hop and FUCKIN' METAL untill high school came strolling through). Tool....well... They are an old' flame of mine, and i can't help but go back to listening to them when i have been silent from their tunes for a good blue moon or so. When i use to live in Iran back in the mid 90s my mom would always blast "Undertow" and all kinds a shit to my face, eventually it grew on me and then when I got The next release Aeinema i was like HOLY SHITBALLS WTF IS THIS GOOD GOD ALL MIGHTY THIS IS AN EPIC PIECE OF FUCKING RECORD, OH SHiiiiiiiT!!!:rocker: And don't even get me started with Lateralus, just a beautiful record....I'm not too big on the last release 10,000 days, cept for a couple of tunes...but that's it :snivel:

I saw Tool at the Staple Center back in 2006 during their 10,000 Tour. I had a great time All though I was in the very top on the nose bleeds, but I was still totally blown away by their epic performance and visuals being projected behind the band. Band was was perfect and I went ballz nutz when they played Aeinama tunes(I really wish they played 3rd Eye. i was screaming that the whole night, as well as "Swamp song"). I was pretty pissed we didn't get any songs off Undertow. NOT ONE SINGLE GODDAMN SONG. Wudduhfuckisupwithdatson? :bouville:

I ain't complaining, just want to get the homiez voice heard. :D

Anyways, masterguy, hope you have a blast at tool gig and glad to know i'm not the only persian up in this biznitch that loves this band with a passion. :rocker:

Now uh....Where is that CA date :eyes:

imanidiot777
12-19-2011, 09:26 AM
From Tool's Facebook:


TOOL WINTER TOUR DATES

Now that they are official, here are some TOOL WINTER TOUR DATES:

Jan 14 - Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center - ON SALE NOW (DEC 16)
Jan 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Center
Jan 17 - Tucson, AZ @ Convention Center Arena - ON SALE NOW
Jan 18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum - ON SALE NOW
Jan 20 - Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre - ON SALE NOW
Jan 21 - TBA
Jan 24 - Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center - ON SALE NOW
Jan 25 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre - ON SALE NOW
Jan 26 - London, ON @ John LaBatt Centre - ON SALE NOW
Jan 28 - Boston, MA @ TD Bank North Center - ON SALE NOW
Jan 29 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jan 31 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
Feb 1 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
Feb 3 - TBA
Feb 4 - Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum
Feb 6 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
Feb 7 - Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
Feb 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center Arena - ON SALE NOW

TheDeadPanda
12-19-2011, 05:05 PM
Theyre coming to Dallas January 20th and 21st!
I get to work a double dose of tool ;)

KillerCannabis
12-20-2011, 11:23 AM
Of course there's no L.A. date...

Epidemic Reign
12-20-2011, 12:48 PM
I'm not exactly dying to go to a Tool show, but still... fuck Tucson.


"Fuck Tucson" pretty much applies to everything imo...

Tool not coming to Phoenix? Fuck Tucson! :mad:

Another tyrannical world leader dead? Fuck Tucson! :party:

Tom G. Warrior won't pay my travel costs to have sex with me? Fuck Tucson! :bawling:

larvtard
12-20-2011, 12:57 PM
I'm not exactly dying to go to a Tool show, but still... fuck Tucson.


"Fuck Tucson" pretty much applies to everything imo...

Tool not coming to Phoenix? Fuck Tucson! :mad:

Another tyrannical world leader dead? Fuck Tucson! :party:

Tom G. Warrior won't pay my travel costs to have sex with me? Fuck Tucson! :bawling:

Tucson that bad, eh? Been trying to tell my parents that apparently there's nothing to do there (according to you, anyways), but they're all like, "supposedly there's great hiking." :tp:

Epidemic Reign
12-20-2011, 01:29 PM
Tucson that bad, eh? Been trying to tell my parents that apparently there's nothing to do there (according to you, anyways), but they're all like, "supposedly there's great hiking." :tp:

Well yeah, there's hiking :lol: lots of it.

Honestly, I haven't spent much time in Tucson. There's probably something worth doing there. I just hate it because it's 2 hrs. away and a lot of tours (not the majority of them, but still) play Tucson instead of Phoenix.

detuned
12-21-2011, 08:27 AM
YOB is opening the second half of the tool tour, starting in boston. YOB is cool but i would much rather see intronaut.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/12/yob_added_to_up.html

brutal_descent
12-21-2011, 08:34 AM
YOB is opening the second half of the tool tour, starting in boston. YOB is cool but i would much rather see intronaut.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/12/yob_added_to_up.html

WHAT THE FUCK

HOW THE FUCK IS YOB GOING TO PLAY STADIUMS

:confused::confused::confused:

bt11763
12-21-2011, 09:11 AM
HOLY TITS SO GOING TO THIS :drool:

street_burial
12-21-2011, 09:39 AM
YOB is opening the second half of the tool tour, starting in boston. YOB is cool but i would much rather see intronaut.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/12/yob_added_to_up.html

now i'm really pissed we don't get a date around here.

slapguitarer
12-21-2011, 11:40 AM
I want a Nor Cal date, damn it! :flame:

hb420
12-21-2011, 01:48 PM
YOB is opening the second half of the tool tour, starting in boston. YOB is cool but i would much rather see intronaut.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/12/yob_added_to_up.html

I think the exact opposite, I've seen Intronaut already and need to see YOB. I'm really glad they're on the second leg of this tour. They will get alot of exposure.

EDIT: YOB will be doing live dates to and from the Tool tour. Fuck yeah they come anywhere close I HAVE TO GO

Natrlhi
12-22-2011, 12:09 PM
I get to work a double dose of tool ;)That's what she said.

HOLY TITS SO GOING TO THIS :drool:Fuck you, and everyone else that's going to get to see this mini-tour.

I think the exact opposite, I've seen Intronaut already and need to see YOB. I'm really glad they're on the second leg of this tour. They will get alot of exposure.

EDIT: YOB will be doing live dates to and from the Tool tour. Fuck yeah they come anywhere close I HAVE TO GOI kinda see what you mean, but IntrOnaut was so awesome when I saw them previously that I'd be stoked to see either one, frankly. If only I didn't have to travel for work during the one show that's in (or anywhere near, for that matter) Ohio. :bouville:

What Hell is About
12-22-2011, 04:54 PM
Honestly, I haven't spent much time in Tucson. There's probably something worth doing there. I just hate it because it's 2 hrs. away and a lot of tours (not the majority of them, but still) play Tucson instead of Phoenix.

I'll be making the drive from Phoenix. Tucson has a lot of ghost sites within a 25 mile radius. Real or not it makes it interesting and I can't wait to see Tool there!

Magson13
12-22-2011, 07:06 PM
The February 3rd date is Hampton Coliseum in VA. I know where I'll be that night! Not at that shit.

masterguy49
12-22-2011, 08:30 PM
The February 3rd date is Hampton Coliseum in VA. I know where I'll be that night! Not at that shit.

You hate Tool as well?

Can you just leave the forums already :tongue:

Onioner
12-22-2011, 09:40 PM
WHAT THE FUCK

HOW THE FUCK IS YOB GOING TO PLAY STADIUMS

:confused::confused::confused:

Holy shit, Tool actually acknowledges awesome under-appreciated bands?!

But yeah, YOB in an arena is gonna be a trip-the sad thing is that most of the Tool fans will probably hate them. Good for YOB though, these are probably gonna be the biggest North American shows they'll ever play.

Steev
12-23-2011, 05:04 AM
Holy shit, Tool actually acknowledges awesome under-appreciated bands?!

But yeah, YOB in an arena is gonna be a trip-the sad thing is that most of the Tool fans will probably hate them. Good for YOB though, these are probably gonna be the biggest North American shows they'll ever play.

from what Ive gathered Tool fans always hate the openers

when I saw them in 2001 Fantomas opened and the audience booed the whole time, then a year later I had friends see them when Meshuggah opened and people bitched about them being too loud

ShatteredFlame
12-23-2011, 08:47 AM
yeah it's a shame, but I can see why it happens considering that Tool is a mainstream band and they pick bands that usually use harsh vocals or make music that any mainstream pop listener would think is just noise. Fantomas, Isis, Meshuggah, Melt-Banana, Melvins, Mastodon, My Bloody Valentine, Big Business etc. The same thing happens when Lamb of God or Gojira opens for Metallica.

Steev
12-23-2011, 09:57 AM
yeah it's a shame, but I can see why it happens considering that Tool is a mainstream band and they pick bands that usually use harsh vocals or make music that any mainstream pop listener would think is just noise. Fantomas, Isis, Meshuggah, Melt-Banana, Melvins, Mastodon, My Bloody Valentine, Big Business etc. The same thing happens when Lamb of God or Gojira opens for Metallica.

Yeah its a shame, these bands try and bring interesting bands with them who just get booed or ignored by idiots

InFlamesOfBirchmen
12-23-2011, 12:51 PM
When Tweakbird opened for them in 2009, practically nobody was there. I remember there was some discussion of Opeth opening for them on that tour, but Mikael had to decline since they were on the first or second leg of the Watershed tour.

KillerCannabis
12-23-2011, 01:01 PM
Best Tool show I've ever seen was when King Crimson opened for them at the Wiltern.

El Gordo
12-23-2011, 01:22 PM
Back in 2001, when Meshuggah opened for Tool, I remember just freaking out with my buddies during Meshuggah's set up in the cheap seats while these two chicks beside us sat there looking disgusted and saying words like "awful" and "horrible", which prompted us to freak out even more. I've never really thought Tool were a great live band but they always bring some interesting openers on tour. It's a shame people just want to hear the same shit over and over -- they hear some loud noises and something other than 4/4 time and they get uncomfortable.

detuned
12-23-2011, 01:40 PM
ive seen melvins, fantomas, tomahawk, meshuggah, big business, isis and tweakbird open. most were met with indifference, but fantomas was really the only one i can remember going over noticeably bad with most of the crowd, lots of booing, "get the fuck off the stage", little to no applause. irked me because the band was incredible, but i loved that they were pissing everyone off.

Steev
12-23-2011, 02:00 PM
ive seen melvins, fantomas, tomahawk, meshuggah, big business, isis and tweakbird open. most were met with indifference, but fantomas was really the only one i can remember going over noticeably bad with most of the crowd, lots of booing, "get the fuck off the stage", little to no applause. irked me because the band was incredible, but i loved that they were pissing everyone off.

Mike Patton loves that kind of shit, I thought they were great as the crowd got progressively shittier

DementedX14
07-27-2012, 07:53 AM
Here is an recent update from the drummer Danny Carey:

"The TOOL thing is happening. Me, Adam and Justin are banging away. Trying to get enough [material] to get Maynard in there, but there is no wine before it's time."

SOURCE (http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=177365)

Natrlhi
07-27-2012, 01:11 PM
Good news. A little indefinite, but it's par for the course with Tool. Better than no news, I guess. :shrug:

InFlamesOfBirchmen
07-27-2012, 03:32 PM
If you guys are interested in keeping up with stuff like this, check out fourtheye.net. Honestly, I spend more time there than I do here.

300%_Density
02-05-2013, 11:18 AM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=185839

According to The Pulse Of Radio, singer Maynard James Keenan has said that TOOL will not be releasing a new album in 2013. Keenan reportedly told Chile's Radio Futuro when asked about the prospects for the band's first new CD in seven years, "No new disc. Not this year . . . I have not written any songs. So no, there is nothing."

Keenan told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he's always hesitant to talk about a new album until it's actually going forward. "We normally don't say anything about anything until it's actually happening, because there's a lot of people online that apparently can't read very well," he said. "I put an April Fool's notice up there for the album release, and it was 2011, I said, 'New TOOL album, such-and-such a date, 2009, and everybody ran around like, 'Oh, really, the new TOOL --?' God, you guys are dumb. I swear to God. You've got to read."

Keenan's comments will probably disappoint fans after a recent update by TOOL's webmaster stated that the other members of the band were "halfway" done with writing new music for the album.

However, an unidentified member of the band recently was injured in a scooter crash, pushing back the writing and rehearsal sessions.

TOOL hasn't released a new album since 2006's "10,000 Days", although the group has toured intermittently since then.

Keenan and his side act PUSCIFER will release their new EP, "Donkey Punch The Night", on February 19, with some touring to follow.

Although this doesn't seem like a prank, Keenan is famous for pulling them on the media. He once said he 2005 that he had "found Jesus" and was quitting the band, later promoted a book that didn't actually exist and once reported that the members of TOOL had been critically injured in a bus accident . . . so there's no trusting this guy.

Sepultura69
02-05-2013, 03:09 PM
Keenan and his side act PUSCIFER will release their new EP, "Donkey Punch The Night",

LOL

christopher
02-06-2013, 09:38 PM
Tool just posted this on facebook, so yeah

NO NEW SONGS NO NEW ALBUM ALBUM FOR 2013

Steev
02-07-2013, 05:36 AM
I don't know why people bother, in the past 22 years they've done 4 albums, an EP, and a box set of old material

adamclark52
02-07-2013, 07:08 AM
Doesn't a statement from Tool stating "no new album in 2013" pretty much confirm that the album will be out next week?

Sepultura69
02-07-2013, 07:43 AM
no new album, no U.S tour. Well then that takes care of that. This thread is pretty much dead to me now..

I haven't seen Tool in concert since 2006 during their 100000 days tour at the Staple Center in Los Angeles. I believe I attended the First night if I'm not wrong(they played two shows at the staple center). My minds a little vague on this one seeing how it was fucking seven years ago when I saw this tour...damn I was still in High school when I saw them. Time flies by... :hmm:

Chris_M_S
02-07-2013, 08:01 AM
I haven't seen them since 2002 and I doubt I ever will again unless it's on a package tour. I was super-obsessed with them back then, but 10,000 Days left me cold and I really got burned out on them during my days of intense fandom. Now all of the mysticism and mysteriousness around them feels sillier than it does compelling

InFlamesOfBirchmen
02-07-2013, 08:23 AM
I don't know why people bother, in the past 22 years they've done 4 albums, an EP, and a box set of old material

Because the music is compelling, and seems to have a lot of meaning for people. I'd rather them only put out 4 albms than spam the market with 8 or 10 records that are only so-so (i.e. pretty much what Maynard is doing with Puscifer).

I'm also not convinced they're not lying. Tool has an interesting relationship with their fans. Hell, on the last tour they opened up with a song blasting the fans who were hounding them for new material, and all of the tour t-shirts had schools of fish on them. I wouldn't be surprised if a new album comes in August or so.

300%_Density
02-07-2013, 08:51 AM
Guess I shouldn't complain getting to see them in 2010 then? I'm totally on board w/ the statement that says they'll probably have an album out by August. Maynard likes to fuck around w/ people in interviews anyway. Nothing he says about future plans can be taken very seriously anyway. I enjoy hearing interviews from him but I never take what he says seriously. Anybody who does hasn't been paying attention for the last several years. I think thats part of what makes Tool, Tool.

adamclark52
02-07-2013, 09:15 AM
I love how Tool fuck with people. Most of their rock-radio fans don't even get that they're getting made fun of.

kornisdabomb
02-07-2013, 09:16 AM
Im really confused by this whole situation didnt the rest of the band said the album is 50 percent done I think its coming out this year

Steev
02-07-2013, 09:31 AM
I haven't seen them since 2002 and I doubt I ever will again unless it's on a package tour. I was super-obsessed with them back then, but 10,000 Days left me cold and I really got burned out on them during my days of intense fandom. Now all of the mysticism and mysteriousness around them feels sillier than it does compelling

This, saw them once in 2001 and truthfully haven't been that interested in seeing them again, plus they've become the band radio rock fans brag about liking

dcmetal108
02-07-2013, 09:35 AM
Maybe because I was younger when they were huge but I still don't see what all the fuss about TOOL is.

Chris_M_S
02-07-2013, 09:46 AM
I got to the first show of theirs that I went to (fall 2001, Dallas) and was all excited, thinking it would be nerdy dudes like me who really looked into the meaning of songs and broke down the structures, but instead it was like 12,000 meatheads shouting FUCKIN' TOOOOOL and PLAY THE SOBER SONG and moshing as hard as possible, so that shattered my reverie pretty quickly

InFlamesOfBirchmen
02-07-2013, 09:54 AM
I got to the first show of theirs that I went to (fall 2001, Dallas) and was all excited, thinking it would be nerdy dudes like me who really looked into the meaning of songs and broke down the structures, but instead it was like 12,000 meatheads shouting FUCKIN' TOOOOOL and PLAY THE SOBER SONG and moshing as hard as possible, so that shattered my reverie pretty quickly

Yup, sounds about right. My 2009 show experience was pretty good, as the amount of dipshits around me was pretty slim. The show I saw last year, however, was a completely different story. The two douchebags next to me clearly didn't know any of the songs, and spent the entire show talking about which girls in the audience they would "definitely bang." Fortunately, they left before Lateralus, so I was free to spiral out.

TonyD
02-07-2013, 10:50 AM
The two douchebags next to me clearly didn't know any of the songs, and spent the entire show talking about which girls in the audience they would "definitely bang."

:lol:

adamclark52
02-07-2013, 11:57 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only person here who feels this way about most Tool fans. Toronto is a notorious bandwagon city and it seems worse with Tool more than a lot of bands. You won't hear them mentioned for years, then they come to town and every moron with a backwards Toronto Maple Leafs hat is wearing a Tool shirt and pumping Schism (the only song they know from the radio). Then the day after the show Tool is forgotten.

I actually like the band less because of those people. They are a genius band.

Coma323
02-07-2013, 12:01 PM
I actually like the band less because of those people. They are a genious band.
This.
I remember being the only one in high school wearing a Tool shirt and even then in public they were rarely seen around here.
A year later 10,000 Days is released and Tool is everyone's favorite band.

Dispute other people though Aenima is still one of my all time favorite albums.

300%_Density
02-07-2013, 12:52 PM
Pretty sure I've had this same conversation before too. I think alot of bands have their share of absolute morons for fans. Tool was definitely 1 I put in this category w/ Disturbed & Slipknot being the 1st two off the top of my head (but morons for a much different reason than Tool).

Coma323
02-07-2013, 01:06 PM
Another thing is that they almost always pick badass openers yet most of the crowd boos them.

adamclark52
02-07-2013, 01:22 PM
Another thing is that they almost always pick badass openers yet most of the crowd boos them.

I've never seen Tool, but you have got to be fucking kidding me! To quote Lisa Simpson, "why would they come to our concert just to boo us?"

If you want to drop acid and JUST listen to Sober and Schism do it in your basement.

Chris_M_S
02-07-2013, 01:51 PM
I've seen Tricky and Tomahawk both get booed opening for Tool, and I loved them both. The only band that didn't get booed was Meshuggah, but maybe they were and it was just too fucking loud

Also I appreciate the irony of misspelling 'genius'

adamclark52
02-07-2013, 02:00 PM
I've seen Tricky and Tomahawk both get booed opening for Tool, and I loved them both. The only band that didn't get booed was Meshuggah, but maybe they were and it was just too fucking loud

Also I appreciate the irony of misspelling 'genius'

Oh shit, hey I'm just a typical Tool fan.

Chris_M_S
02-07-2013, 02:05 PM
PLAY THE FUCKIN SOBER SONGGGGGG

Although that's the 2001-era mooks calling for the one song they know, I guess now it's all

PLAY FUCKIN PIECES FIT

Sepultura69
02-07-2013, 03:14 PM
Maybe because I was younger when they were huge but I still don't see what all the fuss about TOOL is.

stick to your break downs and Death Core bands and stay da hell away from any Tool Thread(just like how i stay away from any of those goddamn shitty death core crap that i see get posted around these neck of the woods) :hmm:

I was only 14 when they were so called "huge" and their music introduced me to a whole other universe of incredible music that I had not known existed... until one day my mom played the song "Sober" in her car. Their music(as well as slayer and sepultura) made a huge impact on my life growing up in Middle school/high School. I sure as fuck know and see what the big fuss is about tool. Some people don't, and you are one of them..

I apologize about my little rant as i got some what butt hurt from that comment. :hmm:

carry on with the thread, people.

Coma323
02-07-2013, 03:16 PM
YOB opened the last two times I saw them and we were pretty much the only people rocking the fuck out to them.

Also, it's funny that the first time I saw them they opened with Sober. All I can say is "that bass..."

Sepultura69
02-07-2013, 03:22 PM
Aenima is still one of my all time favorite albums.

I have a lot of great memories with that album during my high school days. Riding on the bus blasting "3rd eye", "Pushit", as well as "Hooker with a penis" on maximum volume on my shitty little headphones back in 2003-2004. Awww those were the days my friend :fist:

electrocute1031
02-07-2013, 03:45 PM
Well looks like there is a slight possibility of this cd coming out this year.

"Even though singer Maynard James Keenan told a Chilean radio station earlier in the week that TOOL will not be releasing a new album in 2013, the band's drummer Danny Carey is hopeful that TOOL's next CD could still arrive in the next few months. "Sometime this year that's all I can say," Carey told New Zealand's The Rock FM regarding a possible release date for the record. "The sooner the better for us. We're working every day but you can never predict it, honestly. We're really excited about it, so I hope all the fans will be too."


http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=185964

Coma323
02-07-2013, 03:49 PM
You mean to tell me Maynard wasn't telling the truth?

no way

adamclark52
02-07-2013, 03:59 PM
YOB opened the last two times I saw them and we were pretty much the only people rocking the fuck out to them.

Also, it's funny that the first time I saw them they opened with Sober. All I can say is "that bass..."

So...after that did everyone leave?

dcmetal108
02-07-2013, 06:18 PM
stick to your break downs and Death Core bands and stay da hell away from any Tool Thread(just like how i stay away from any of those goddamn shitty death core crap that i see get posted around these neck of the woods) :hmm:

I was only 14 when they were so called "huge" and their music introduced me to a whole other universe of incredible music that I had not known existed... until one day my mom played the song "Sober" in her car. Their music(as well as slayer and sepultura) made a huge impact on my life growing up in Middle school/high School. I sure as fuck know and see what the big fuss is about tool. Some people don't, and you are one of them..

I apologize about my little rant as i got some what butt hurt from that comment. :hmm:

carry on with the thread, people.

hahah I don't see how you got butthurt from it. Taking it a little too personally.

I guess I grew up in a area where they weren't too popular. No one mentioned them really or wore too many TOOL shirts and the only only person I knew who a HUGE TOOL fan even admitted that it might be a little tough to get into. I gave them a ton of tries and just never got into them.

All I said was I don't see the big fuss about them. You took it a little too personal from it and then inserted the same old "stick to your core blah blah blah" comeback that everyone that can't see someone Else's opinion comes back with.


I also don't see the whole deal about getting high before / during a show but you wouldn't know about that would you ;)

Steev
02-07-2013, 06:26 PM
Another thing is that they almost always pick badass openers yet most of the crowd boos them.

Yeah my show had the Fantomas open, and atleast a handful of idiots were yelling about Weezer(who played the night before) which showed how much people were paying attention

Natrlhi
02-07-2013, 07:59 PM
I've never really thought Tool were a great live bandI'd venture a guess that you've never seen them live, then, because this statement is the exact opposite of why true TOOL fans love them. Their musicianship is impeccable live - they are just as tight on stage as they are on album - and the visuals are out of this fucking world. A TOOL show is almost a religious experience.

they've become the band radio rock fans brag about liking

it was like 12,000 meatheads shouting FUCKIN' TOOOOOL and PLAY THE SOBER SONG and moshing as hard as possible, so that shattered my reverie pretty quickly

I actually like the band less because of those people. They are a genius band.

This.Not liking a band because they have some dipshit fans is just about the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

Chris_M_S
02-07-2013, 08:42 PM
Oh so having your experience marred by the ignorance of other people can just be easily written off, never mind, I take it all back

Natrlhi
02-07-2013, 09:24 PM
Oh so having your experience marred by the ignorance of other people can just be easily written off, never mind, I take it all back

Actually...yes.

You chose to focus on the meatheads rather than on the completely awesome band on the stage in front of you, the completely awesome sounds filling your ears, and the completely awesome visuals taking place all around you. Sounds rather weak, if you ask me. Know how I know this? Because you claimed that there were "12,000 meatheads" in the crowd. In other words, you let the shenanigans of a few folks get to you so badly, that you let your imagination run wild and multiplied those few meatheads times about a thousand. I realize you were just being figurative and it's not really about the numbers, but still dude. Really?

Personally, no amount of asshole fans - which every band has, by the way - could ever totally ruin a show for me. Piss me off, yes. Ruin the entire experience? No fucking way. Especially not something as monumental as a TOOL show.

Sorry to the other readers of this thread for the above rant, but I've just about had it up to here with people ripping on this band because they have a few douchebag fans. That's just stupid logic any way you slice it.

Chris_M_S
02-07-2013, 09:36 PM
You're talking to the 17-year-old irrational, emotional Tool fan version of me, who doesn't give a fuck about your point. 28-year-old me is much different now and would be able to enjoy it just fine, but back then it ruined it

Natrlhi
02-07-2013, 09:46 PM
Fair enough, but I'm sick of all the other fuckheads I constantly have to tolerate hating on TOOL because they have a few idiot fans. Like that's something new for any big band. :rolleyes:

Steev
02-07-2013, 10:25 PM
Fair enough, but I'm sick of all the other fuckheads I constantly have to tolerate hating on TOOL because they have a few idiot fans. Like that's something new for any big band. :rolleyes:

When it comes to seeing them live the douches are a factor(as are set lists and ticket prices)

MPF
02-07-2013, 10:38 PM
That works for me, I won't ever knock Tool for their fanbase....I've just never thought of them anymore than just a Meh type of band. They aren't doing anything that King Crimson didn't do better, just doing it in an era that would get them recognition.

Great musicians, but never been my bag.

Coma323
02-08-2013, 01:46 AM
Not liking a band because they have some dipshit fans is just about the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
Oh I'm not saying I don't like them. I'll see them multiple times within my area even with the same set if they come around.

El Gordo
02-08-2013, 06:44 AM
I'd venture a guess that you've never seen them live, then, because this statement is the exact opposite of why true TOOL fans love them. Their musicianship is impeccable live - they are just as tight on stage as they are on album - and the visuals are out of this fucking world. A TOOL show is almost a religious experience.


I've seen them three times, dude. Each time I saw them it was basically the same damn thing. Everyone standing still, Maynard standing in front of a big screen with trippy shit going on. Yes they are tight as fuck and great musicians as well, but their performances have never done a whole lot for me. One of my older buddies said he had been to a few Tool shows in the mid-90's and said they were some of the craziest shows ever. It's fucked to think that they were all that crazy with the shit they do now. My wife went to one Tool show without me because it was on the same night as the Sacrifice reunion show. She said it was much different than usual and Maynard was all over the stage. I believe her but I'm glad I chose Sacrifice anyways.

Steev
02-08-2013, 07:36 AM
I know they aren't the same band, but I saw A Perfect Circle headline a festival in 2011 and it was a lot of standing around and as a result more than half the crowd left

Id never deny the talent they have, but the stage performance just isn't working for me, also irony of people mentioning idiots yelling for "Sober" was they didn't do it when I saw them

christopher
02-25-2013, 08:15 AM
Well this is the closest thing to a Tool update..

TOOL will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, on Mar. 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release.

The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.

The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set featuring a variation of the exterior graphics and included bonus items which include a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from the 10,000 Days packaging.

The packages will only be available via TOOL's website (www.toolband.com) on Mar. 26 and there will be no pre-orders. A limit of three packages from each of the 5 x 1,000 versions will be in place. More details to be announced soon.

IrritatedTrout
02-25-2013, 08:57 AM
May have to pick one up. It sounds like it may be expensive though.

300%_Density
02-25-2013, 08:58 AM
May have to pick one up. It sounds like it may be expensive though.

Pretty much everything as it relates to Tool seems to be expensive.

Chris_M_S
02-25-2013, 09:29 AM
Tool hasn't redesigned their website since like 2001

InFlamesOfBirchmen
02-25-2013, 09:43 AM
I'm a die hard Tool fan, but I'm gonna have to wait to see some more details before I shell out the cash. I'm guessing they're gonna charge around $50, so this thing better be amazing.