Tool Playing New Zealand, Australian Shows; Drummer Talks Next LP

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That’s right, folks.

Tool may not be releasing a record this year, but they have announced a bunch of shows for Australia and New Zealand for this May.

Here’s the press release, which makes me think new tool is actually coming.

“Don’t miss the multi-sensory experience that is a performance by groundbreaking musicians Tool. With anticipation high and the promise of one of the first tastes of their much-awaited upcoming album, tickets will not last long!”

Crikey!

Drummer Danny Carey, meanwhile, did an interview, and basically says that he was the band member involved in that recent Vespa accident.

“It’s been tough lately because I cracked four ribs, broke three of them on a motorcycle the other day, so I am kinda laid up at this point, it’s making it really painful to play. It’s not an easy thing to do,” he says.

Danny says he was driving in the San Fernando Valley, and “I was just turning to go on the freeway, and I think I hit some antifreeze or oil or something, and the wheels just slipped right out from under me, and I just hit the pavement really hard.”

Carey also discussed an over 20 minute song that is in the works for Tool’s next album.

“Believe it or not, we are still working on [the song] and it’s like an ever-evolving thing, it’s probably going to turn into a thing that’s like, uh, a big trilogy type of feel to it, sort of like, just like ‘Disposition’…and ‘Triad,’ like on the Lateralus record or something. It will probably be over a 20 minute piece when it’s all finished, so it will be a good part of the record. We’re dealing with it in sections, but it’s coming together really well, we’re having lots of fun working on it, that’s for sure.”

Now, those dates:
4/27: Melbourne, AUS @ Rod Laver Arena
4/30: Adelaide, AUS @ AEC Arena
5/3: Sydney, AUS @ Allphones Arena
5/6: Brisbane, AUS @ Entertainment Centre
5/8: Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena

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