Earlier this year, news broke the Tool would be reuniting for a handful of music festivals during the spring months. Now, several months after the music festival announcement, it looks like the band is ready to hit the road for their own, proper tour. On Monday (March 13), the California-founded band unveiled a handful of tour dates. The upcoming tour dates will coincide with the band’s previously scheduled appearances at Boston’s Boston Calling in May and New York’s Governors Ball in June.
The headlining tour announcement may not comes as much of a surprise to fans. Last week, the band’s Facebook was updated with an image from one of their shows and a caption which read “TOOL TOUR DATES HEADS UP.” For many of the cities included on the short list, it will be the first time in a decade that the band will perform there. The tour will kick off on May 24 at the Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia and wrap up a few weeks later on June 8 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Pre-sale tickets for those in Tool’s Toolarmy will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, March 15, at 10 a.m. PST. General sales will then begin this Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m. local time.
With a tour scheduled for the spring/summer, it may be assumed that Tool is in the middle of finishing up their highly anticipated new album. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any major updates on the new record. It has been confirmed that frontman Maynard James Keenan has already started recording vocals, so maybe a title and release date reveal may be in the near future. The current in-the-works record will be the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days. For now, Tool tour itinerary can be seen below.
TOOL’S SPRING/SUMMER 2017 TOUR DATES:
05/24 – Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena
05/27 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
05/28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
05/30 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
05/31 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre
06/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/04 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
06/07 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/08 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena