Tool readies for handful of West Coast arena shows this spring
For the first time since the summer of 2012, prog-metal rockers Tool will return to the tour trail in support of an impending new studio set.
The Los Angeles quartet will hit five major U.S. markets in early March, beginning March 4 in Spokane, WA, and concluding with a two-night stand March 11-12 in San Francisco, CA. Two Mexico shows follow the following week.
Tickets for the domestic dates are on sale now.
Tool is set to release a new studio album sometime in early 2014, though no exact date has been announced. The effort will mark the band's first new material since their Grammy-winning fourth studio set, "10,000 Days," which surfaced in 2006.
Frontman Maynard James Keenan told Rolling Stone magazine in November that the recording process was in "tedious."
"I don't write the music. They write the music," he said in the interview. "I wait for them to bring music to me. They tend to go back over and over stuff. It's a long process. For a person like me, it can be a very tedious process. In some ways, they are bigger perfectionists. But you can only help support their talent so long. They don't have to go through it 700 times. They can trust that first thought. But that's their process, so you gotta let them do it."