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Tool Tour 2016: No New Album But Live Shows to Begin In January

by Carolyn Menyes   Nov 13, 2015 15:37 PM EST

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There's still no news about a new album from Tool, but fans of the metal band have something to look forward to in 2016: a tour. On Friday (Nov. 13), the 10,000 Days rockers announced that they will be hitting the road in the new year.

Tool made the announcement on its official website, saying that the trek of live shows will begin in January 2016. The band's return to the touring circuit won't be just another rock band standing on a stage. It is being teased as a "sonic and visual extravaganza."

Exact tour dates have yet to be announced, but Tool assured fans that the dates are coming soon.

Read the band's full announcement below:

SOMETHING WICKED THIS... YOUR WAY COMES!

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...

As Consequence of Sound pointed out, Tool has not been frequently playing live shows; the band only did so once in 2015 on Halloween, when they dressed up like fellow fourpiece rock band Led Zeppelin.

Tool's new album has yet to receive any kind of detailing. The band's last record 10,000 Days was released in 2006.

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