Tool Expands U.S. Schedule

Following last month’s brief tour announcement, Tool has added a handful of gigs to its March schedule. The band’s first U.S. excursion since 2012 now includes stops in Fresno, Las Vegas, San Diego, Houston and Phoenix.

Maynard James Keenan & Co. spent 2013 playing Australia and New Zealand, along with an appearance at Ozzfest Japan. The act, which put out its most recent album, 10,000 Days, in 2006, returns to the road March 4 with a gig in Spokane, Wash.

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Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, Ill.

Along with the new U.S. dates, Tool announced today that its March 18 show at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City has been postponed to March 19. Previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new date.

Here’s the U.S. itinerary, with the new dates bolded:

March 4 – Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena     
March 6 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center     
March 7 – Eugene, Ore., Matthew Knight Arena     
March 9 – Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center     
March 11 – San Francisco, Calif., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
March 12 – San Francisco, Calif., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
March 14 – Fresno, Calif., Selland Arena     
March 15 – Las Vegas, Nev., Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino     
March 16 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center     
March 24 – Cedar Park, Texas, Cedar Park Center     
March 25 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center     
March 27 – Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center

Tickets for the new dates go on sale Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. local time. The only exception is Houston, which goes on sale Friday at 12 p.m. CST.

A VIP pack presale for the new gigs is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. PST. The VIP Pack comes with a VIP ticket, entry to the VIP area in the venue, access to the sound check, a Q&A session with guitarist Adam Jones, an exclusive Tool tour T-shirt, a poster and more.

Yesterday Tool pointed out that there were still a few VIP Packs – with seats in the first few rows – available for previously announced shows in Reno, Eugene, Spokane and San Francisco.

And don’t forget about Keenan’s 50th birthday party. The show at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre May 10 includes performances from his other bands – Puscifer and A Perfect Circle – and a reunion set by Failure.

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