Tool announce a 2016 tour via Facebook

The LA band have revealed that they'll be on the road as soon as January

LA band Tool revealed they’ll be touring as soon as January today.

“Here’s something that should be of great interest” the cryptic post began on the group’s Facebook page, before going on to warn fans to “keep checking back (SOON)” for details about what cities and venues Tool will be visiting and on what dates.

The comment also hinted that the tour support had been chosen and will also be revealed soon.


The full post read as follows:
For those of you who only like NEWS about TOOL, here’s something that should be of great interest. The impenetrable veil of my dark scrying mirror FINALLY CLEARED today – enough so, in fact – that I could perceive a large heptagram on a complexly lit stage where four performers were dwarfed by dramatic video projections. Evidently the sonic and visual extravaganza that I was receiving is a rare glimpse of FUTURE TOOL U.S.A. TOUR DATES in the month of JANUARY, 2016 e.v. However, with some of the images in the depths of the black glass not being clearly distinct… YET, fans will have to keep checking back (SOON) on the Tool websites and Tool facebook page for an official announcement containing a list of the SHOW DATES, CITIES and VENUES, as well as for info about a tour support act(s). Regarding an opening band(s), what I was able to discern through the ever-shifting veil will in all likeliness be exciting to many Tool enthusiasts. STAY TUNED, FOLKS… as my trusty SCRYING MIRROR CONTINUES TO CLEAR…”


Last month Tool played their first live show of 2015 dressed as members of Led Zeppelin for Halloween.

The band’s frontman Maynard James Keenan and co played Monster Mash festival in Tempe, Arizona on October 31, with the band covering Led Zeppelin’s ‘No Quarter’ for the occasion.

Keenan also 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.”