Tool announce 2019 European tour

The band have also teased a new album for next year

Tool have announced a 2019 European tour, kicking off in June in Germany and finishing in Portugal in July.

The Los Angeles rock band have not released a studio album since 2006’s ‘10,000 Days‘. Its long-awaited follow-up was initially expected to be out in 2017 but was delayed. It’s now expected next year.

The band will be appearing at Germany’s twin Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals, plus the Download Festival in both the UK and Spain. You can see their full tour dates below and grab tickets from their website.


Tool 2019 Europe Tour Dates:

June 2nd 2019: Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
June 4 2019: Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
June 5 2019: Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadhalle
June 7 2019: Nurburg, Germany – Rock Am Ring Festival
June 9 2019: Nuremberg, Germany – Rock Im Park Festival
June 11 2019: Krakow, Poland – Impact Festival at Tauron Arena
June 13 2019: Florence, Italy – Firenze Rocks Festival
June 16 2019: Donington, UK – Download Festival
June 18 2019: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
June 20 2019: Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
June 25 2019: Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
June 30 2019: Madrid, Spain – Download Festival Spain
July 2 2019: Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena

Last month, Maynard James Keenan gave an update on the band’s new album, tweeting news to fans. “Scratch Vox tracked awhile ago,” he wrote. “[Adam Jones] deep in Guitars now. Final Vox after. Step back. Adjust. Mix. Adjust. Re-Adjust. Master. Adjust. Re-Adjust. Long Way 2 Go But Much Closer.”

It follows an update in February when the frontman said he had started to receive “music files from the boys w the word FINAL in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging.” He added that the words and melodies for the new record were “100% DONE on all but 1 [song].”

Keenan previously blamed the long wait for the album on his bandmates’ indecisiveness. “I like to release records and write things a little more quickly than those guys like to write,” he said. “Their process is very analytical.”