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Tom Morello has heard Tool’s new music (“really great”) ++ Alice In Chains touring

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Tool have been teasing a followup to 2006’s 10,000 Days forever, so take this with a grain of salt, but drummer Danny Carey (also of the new supergroup Legend of the Seagullmen) says the new album will “definitely” be out in 2018. When asked on Twitter if what Danny said is true, frontman Maynard James Keenan replied “Burp.” Adding more fuel to the fire is Tom Morello, who posted the above picture and wrote, “Had the honor of being the first outsider to hear new #TOOL music today!! Still just instrumentals but sounded epic, majestic, symphonic, brutal, beautiful, tribal, mysterious, deep, sexy and VERY Tool. Really great. So excited to hear the record when it’s finished.” Stay tuned.

Tool will be on the hard rock festival circuit in 2018. We already mentioned that they’re playing Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range (May 18-20), and they’re also on board for Somerset, WI’s Northern Invasion, which happens May 12 & 13. At that one, they’ll be joined by Maynard James Keenan’s other band A Perfect Circle, plus Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Avenged Sevenfold, Andrew WK, Anti-Flag, The Bronx, Mutoid Man, and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below. Those are Tool’s only dates at the moment.

Speaking of Alice In Chains (who have been fronted by William DuVall for the past decade), they just announced a 2018 headlining tour, including a NYC show on May 7 at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on Citi presale now. A Live Nation presale starts Wednesday (12/13) at 10 AM and the public on-sale starts Friday (12/15) at 10 AM. All dates are on the tour poster below.

And as for Stone Temple Pilots, who play both Rock on the Range and Northern Invasion with Tool and AIC, they recently debuted their new lead singer, Jeff Gutt. He replaces original singer Scott Weiland and Weiland’s replacement Chester Bennington, who both recently passed away (though both had left the band before passing).

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Northern Invasion — 2018 Lineup
Avenged Sevenfold
A Perfect Circle
Alice In Chains
Breaking Benjamin
Stone Temple Pilots
The Used
Black Veil Brides
Asking Alexandria
I Prevail
Parkway Drive
Black Stone Cherry
Red Sun Rising
Andrew W.K.
10 Years
We Came As Romans
The Bronx
Dance Gavin Dance
Butcher Babies
Hawthorne Heights
New Years Day
Senses Fail
Stick To Your Guns
Miss May I
Like A Storm
The Fever 333
I See Stars
Mutoid Man
Cane Hill
Black Foxxes
The Blue Stones
Joyous Wolf
Spirit Animal
Stitched Up Heart
Big Story

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