Friday, January 26, 2007

TOOL Tour Dates and Rumors

TOOL has confirmed the first leg of their next North American tour. They're currently in Australia before making their way over to Japan in February. Confirmed dates below. Man I hope they hit up Madison Square Garden this time around.

3/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl (on-sale Feb. 3)
3/16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl (on-sale Feb. 3)
3/18 - Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center (on-sale Jan. 27)
3/20 - San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena (on-sale Feb. 2)
3/21 - Tucson, AZ @ TCC Arena (on-sale Jan. 27)
3/23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum (on-sale Jan. 27)
3/24 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center (on-sale Feb. 3)
3/26 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center (make-up show from last tour)
3/27 - Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center (on-sale Feb. 3)

As reported by Harddrive, there are rumors that the band will use recordings from this tour for a live CD and DVD. Supposedly production will be far more intense than the previous tour with more CGI animation and props. I think anyone who has seen this band live knows just how great this would be. InMyTree's review from last year's Verizon Center show is evidence A. Danny Carey was quoted as saying:

Danny Carey told Launch that the band doesn’t want to release each one as groups like PEARL JAM have done. “I doubt if we’ll go that far with it, but we’ll definitely be releasing some live DVDs and specific concerts that we feel strongly about,” he said. “I think that’s just a cooler way to do it. Pick the best stuff instead of just flood the market with a bunch of mediocre crap (laughs). [source]

Rumor also has it that MJK will be picking the supporting band this time around. In his recent A.V. Club interview, he mentioned the likes of Autolux, Peaches, or the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as bands he would like to have as openers.


ultra8201 said...

Thanks, I have tix to the San Antonio show. Guess I finally get to use them!

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