It was the band's first live show of 2015
Maynard James Keenan and co played Monster Mash festival in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday (October 31), with the band covering Led Zeppelin’s ‘No Quarter’ for the occasion.
“Good news, it’s fucking Halloween! Bad news, we are not Led Zeppelin,” Keenan told fans during the show.
Watch fan-shot footage below.
Maynard James Keenan recently clarified his previous comments he made stating that his own fans are “insufferable retards”.
Keenan defended himself by saying that his insults were aimed only at the “fanatics” who follow his band.
“Our core fanbase aren’t fanatics,” he told Billboard. “They’re music lovers, artists and good people. It’s the fanatics that are insufferable.”
Keenan has said his comments were “taken out of context by a few news outlets so they could drive up their own readership,” and that he doesn’t think all of his supporters are “insufferable retards.”
The frontman had previously attracted the ire of fans by criticising them in an interview with the New Phoenix Times..
When asked about humour in Tool’s lyrics he replied: “Yeah, it’s there, but people miss it because they’re so focused on the other bullshit. It’s lost”.
He added of the band’s fans: “Insufferable people… It’s just ridiculous, retards. I’m sorry. Can’t help them. Way too serious. Too much. Lighten up.”