Tool announce 2016 tour with Primus; Puscifer made a new video & on tour now (playing NYC tonight)
Maynard and one of his wines
Tool are heading out on tour in early 2016, and they'll be joined by another long-running eccentric alt-metal band, Primus. It's their first major tour since 2014, and so far only 8 dates have been announced, which will take them through some west coast and southern cities, with the implication of more to come. Industrial band 3TEETH are opening. All currently known dates are listed below.
Hopefully a NYC date is on the way, but meanwhile Tool singer Maynard James Keenan is on tour now with his other band Puscifer and hitting NYC TONIGHT (11/17) at Terminal 5. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. They just released their new album Money Shot at the end of October and today they put out a video for its song "The Remedy." Check that out, with their list of tour dates, below.
Tool (well, mostly just Maynard) have been in the news for other stuff lately as well. They only played one show in 2015, a Halloween event during which they dressed up as and covered Led Zeppelin, playing their version of "No Quarter" for the first time since the '90s. Check out a video of that below.
There have also been conflicting reports about the possibility of a new Tool album, and while nothing has been stated explicitly, it seems like that might be a thing. Maynard, a busy man, is sick of being asked about it though, asking Rolling Stone if he "seems like a lazy person" and recently calling Tool fans "insufferable" and "retards" for being too serious about the possibility of new Tool music. He is also helping to work on an authorized biography of himself that is due out in 2016. He also makes wine.
Tool's "Aenema" is also one of Grimes' favorite songs. She's in NYC as we speak, having played Terminal 5 last night, and she's playing MHOW on Wednesday but has tonight off. Maybe she's going to the Puscifer show. Or maybe she's seeing her tourmate Nicole Dollanganger's show at Baby's.
Check out Puscifer's "Money Shot" video, footage of Tool as Led Zeppelin, a video of Maynard talking wine with Tim and Eric, and tour dates, below...
Tool/Primus -- 2016 Tour Dates
01/09 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
01/13 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
01/16 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
01/17 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
01/19 - Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
01/23 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
01/25 - Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
01/26 - Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum
Puscifer -- 2015 Tour Dates
Nov 17 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Nov 18 Palace Theatre Albany, NY
Nov 20 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
Nov 21 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
Nov 22 Arvest Bank Theatre Kansas City, MO
Nov 24 Bellco Theatre Denver, CO
Nov 25 Kingsbury Hall Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 28 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR
Nov 29 INB Performing Arts Center Spokane, WA
Nov 30 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, Canada
Dec 02 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Dec 03 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Dec 05 Warnors Center For The Performing Arts Fresno, CA
Dec 06 Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 08 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Dec 10 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Dec 12 The Pearl Concert Theater Las Vegas, NV
Dec 14 Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Prescott, AZ