Keenan acknowledges the band doesn't necessarily need to release new material to fill an arena – they took their dark, psychedelic show on the road as recently as earlier this year. "But as an artist you don't want to become a greatest hits version of yourself, either," he says. "You want to push the boundaries. You want to figure out how can you challenge yourself to discover something new, discover something different about yourself. What are your limitations? What avenues can you push and expand? That is life. I don't have any interest in coasting yet."
Tool will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut EP, Opiate, with a special, limited edition re-release on March 26th. Details below.
Tool will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited edition package of their original debut EP, Opiate, on Mar. 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release. The anniversary edition is limited to 5,000 copies and features art direction by Adam Jones, illustrations by legendary artist Adi Granov and design packaging by Mackie Osborne, who has collaborated with TOOL on many albums including 10,000 Days, Lateralus and Salival as well as posters and merchandise.
The 5,000 copies will be broken down as 5 x 1,000 runs with each set...
The All Points West Festival line-up has been announced, taking place July 31st-August 2nd at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Headliners include Beastie Boys, Coldplay and Tool, and other acts include Vampire Weekend, My Bloody Valentine, MSTRKRFT, Gogol Bordello, Fleet Foxes, Telepathe, Echo and the Bunnymen, Neko Case and lots more. Full line-up is in the replies.
According to numerous websites/message boards, Tool's new album is called Aldaraia and is set for release on May 2nd. The tracklist is below. Also, please note that this is just what's floating around until official word is released sometime this week.
Tool has been confirmed to headline the Coachella festival. They are also doing a promo-tour in mid-February in Europe, Englad, Japan and Australia, to meet with record people types and do some interviews with press. Various rumors have indicated an April release date. There is also a Spring tour being planned. Confirmed dates so far: