Tool Puts The Screws To North America

Prog metal fans rejoice, for Tool has added a few more stops to its North American routing this summer.
Scenes From Lollapalooza 2009
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– Scenes From Lollapalooza 2009
Maynard James Keenan of Tool, Chicago 2016 stage, Aug. 8, 2009 
Even if these stops aren’t in your market, this is the second time in a month that Tool has announced new gigs, and as always with this band, anything is possible, so there might be more.
The new gigs are June 18 in Nampa, Idaho; June 21 in San Jose, Calif., and June 23 in Sacramento, Calif. A presale for ToolArmy members starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. PDT. The general public can get new tickets April 7 at 10 a.m. local time.
Here is what Tool’s schedule looks like, with the additions in bold:
May 24 – Fairfax, Va., EagleBank Arena
May 27 – Bangor, Maine, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
May 28 – Allston, Mass., Harvard Athletic Complex (Boston Calling)
May 30 – Rochester, N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
May 31 – Hamilton, Ontario, FirstOntario Centre
June 2 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
June 4 – New York, N.Y., Randall’s Island (Governors Ball Music Festival)
June 5 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Petersen Events Center
June 7 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 8 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
June 9 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
June 12 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
June 13 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rogers Place
June 15 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
June 17 – Quincy, Wash., Gorge Amphitheatre
June 18 – Nampa, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center
June 21 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose
June 23 – Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 Center
The presale also provides access to VIP tickets, which get you a Q+A session with Adam Jones or another band member, early entry, a merch pack, special access to merch for purchase, a photo, and light refreshments.
The lineup for Tool is currently Danny Carey on drums, Jones on guitar, and Justin Chancellor on bass, and the inimitable Maynard James Keenan on vocals.
The band hasn’t released new music since 2006, and the press we received still doesn’t say anything about an upcoming album.
The shows are being billed as an “unparalleled sonic and visual experience,” and the band’s use of visuals and lights in past concerts certainly validates that claim.
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