TOOL is gearing up for a mind-blowing North American tour that’s about to flip the script on your expectations
Picture this: the air is charged with anticipation as TOOL, the iconic rock trailblazers, prepare to hit the road once again. But here’s the kicker – they’re not just dusting off the same old setlist from yesteryears. Oh no, they’re planning a setlist shuffle that’s bound to keep you on your toes and your ears glued to the electrifying soundscape they’re about to unleash.
In a recent twist that has fans chattering like rock ‘n’ roll connoisseurs, the legendary TOOL guitarist Adam Jones himself spilled the beans about their upcoming tour plans. With a mischievous glint in his eye, he teased that they might just “dig a couple oldies out” to throw a curveball into the mix. You heard that right – brace yourselves for a tantalizing blend of the classic and the contemporary, a fusion of the familiar and the unexpected that’ll have your rock-loving heart racing.
In a new interview with Pollstar, Jones teased that they have a couple of changes planned for the upcoming set of shows, including adding some older songs and new stage visuals.
“I’m just happy that we have loyal fans and people can come see what we do and appreciate it. We just want to put on a good show, the four of us, and want people to walk away and really feel like they got their money’s worth, and just let them forget about the wicked world for two hours and just have a good time,” he said.
“We’ve added to the show. We haven’t played all the markets and definitely want people to see what we’re doing. We might dig a couple oldies out and angle our set list a little bit, and the rhythm of it. And we got some new visuals, which are very cool.”
Mark your calendars, because the sonic journey kicks off at the Louder Than Life festival, and if you’re lucky enough to snag a ticket, you’ll witness TOOL‘s triumphant return in all its glory. Come October 3rd, the spotlight will shine brightly on Loveland, Colorado, as TOOL takes the reins and launches into their first headlining show of the tour. But hold onto your hats – this is no ordinary tour. They’ll be hitting up various festivals along the way, bringing their signature energy and mind-bending music to adoring fans across the land. The grand finale? November 21st, Toronto, Canada – a culmination of pure sonic bliss that’ll leave you breathless and craving more.
Now, let’s dive into the musical enigma that is their potential setlist. Adam Jones has been tantalizing us with cryptic hints, dropping a video of the band rehearsing their “Rosetta Stoned” track from the enigmatic masterpiece that is “10,000 Days“. This nugget of excitement has sparked fervent discussions on the internet’s rock haven, Reddit. And here’s the kicker: this song hasn’t graced the stage too often. In fact, it’s been a rare gem, last performed in 2018 and even before that, way back in 2009. Imagine the seismic waves that’ll ripple through the crowd when those first notes hit – it’s a breathtaking rarity that fans are yearning to experience.
Brace yourselves for a powerhouse lineup at the Power Trip festival, where TOOL will share the spotlight with heavyweights like GUNS N’ ROSES, METALLICA, AC/DC, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, and METALLICA. It’s a jaw-dropping testament to their prowess and influence, and Adam Jones couldn’t contain his excitement. He gushed about the honor of being in the same league as these iconic bands, a sentiment that only adds to the fervor surrounding their tour.
So there you have it, folks – TOOL is about to take you on an unparalleled musical odyssey. With their setlist wizardry, electrifying performances, and a lineup that’s a rock enthusiast’s dream come true, this tour promises to be nothing short of legendary. Get ready to be enthralled, enthused, and utterly entranced as TOOL reminds us all why they’re true masters of their craft.