Maynard James Keenan w/ wine
Maynard with wine

Wine Spectator: How did you first get interested in wine?

Maynard James Keenan: Being in an occupation that requires me to travel quite a bit, you're just exposed to more cultural things than you would if you were growing up in the suburbs of Boise, Idaho. When you're drinking warm Coca-Cola and your accountants and managers and booking agents are walking around with these nice glasses with nice red juice in it, you say, 'Hey, that doesn't look like what I've been drinking in the dressing room. What's that? I'm not going on stage unless I get to have what you have.'

Starting in June, Maynard James Keenan is going on tour - not with his band Tool (that comes later), but to Whole Foods and other stores to sign bottles of his Caduceus wine. Wine signing dates include June 18th in Springfield, NJ. All of them below.

Tool are playing dates in July and August, All Points West and Lollapalooza included. All of those dates are below too...

Maynard - 2009 Wine signings @ WHOLE FOODS MARKET (and elsewhere)
June 3 - 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Milwaukee, WI (2305 N. Prospect Ave.)
June 5 - 4:30 - 7:30 pm - Chicago, IL (1500 N. Kingsbury)
June 6 - 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Chicago, IL (1101 S. Canal St.)
June 9 - 4:30 to 7:30 pm - Miami, FL (6701 Red Rd. Coral Gables)
June 10 - 4:30 to 7:30 pm - Boca Raton, FL (1400 Glades Rd.)
June 12 - 4:30 to 7:30 pm - Orlando, FL (8003 Turkey Lake Rd.)
June 13 - 2:00 to 5:00 pm - Jacksonville, FL (10601 San JoseBlvd.)
June 16 - 4:30 to 7:30 pm - Boston, MA (340 River St.)
June 17 - 4:30 to 7:30 pm - Boston, MA (340 River St.)
June 18 - 5:00 to 8:00 pm - Springfield, NJ (NOTE: not at Whole Foods - Wine Library - 586 Morris Ave.)

Tool - 2009 Tour Dates
July 18 Commerce City, CO Mile High Music Festival @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park
July 19 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena
July 21 Phoenix, AZ U.S. Airways Center
July 22 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
July 24 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
July 25 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre At Grand Prairie
July 27 Duluth, GA - Gwinnett Arena
July 29 Charlotte, NC Bojangles' Coliseum
July 30 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
August 1 Jersey City, NJ All Points West @ Liberty State Park
August 7-9 Chicago, IL Lollapallooza @ Grant Park

more dates TBA

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