For the first time in two years, Tool will be going on the road for a 2016 tour. The band confirmed plans for the concert venture on Nov. 12 in a post on its website and its Facebook account. A week after the tour was confirmed, the band began announcing the first series of live concerts, which will kick off Jan. 9 at San Diego's Viejas Arena.
For all dates on the 2016 trek, Tool will be supported by opening act Primus.The Les Claypool-fronted band most recently released tthe album "Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble" in 2014.
Find a complete, up-to-date list of Tool tour dates for the year ahead at the bottom of this page.
Tool Tour Promises Fans a “Sonic and Visual Extravaganza”
In the post titled “TOOL TOUR VISIONS,” the band revealed few concrete details for the Tool tour 2016. However, the notoriously interactive live outfit did confirm the new trek will include a variety of special multimedia displays, including complex lighting shows and huge video projections.
These visual enhancements have become staples of Tool’s live show, including the group’s most recent live tour in 2014. During that trek, Tool headlined arena concerts in just a dozen cities around the U.S. It’s unclear at this point if the band’s 2016 live shows will include more cities than the last venture, which primarily stuck to the West Coast. Tool's first round of shows has extended the band's scope to include shows in Texas and along the East Coast of the U.S., but a complete number of tour dates is still pending.
Rumored New Tool Album Still Unreleased
In the last year, rumors of a new Tool album have been circulating, thanks in part to cryptic updates from the band. In particular founding guitarist Adam Jones has posted several photos to his Instagram account depicting the band in a recording studio. The photo below was posted over a year ago with the hashtag “#SmokeOnTheHorizon.”
So far, Tool hasn’t confirmed a release date or a title for the record, but the 2016 tour would be a prime time for the band to release a new album. The record, a follow-up to 2006’s “10,000 Days,” will be Tool’s first album in almost a decade.
View a complete, up-to-date list of the band's future shows below, and click the red button to secure Tool tickets for upcoming live performances.
Jan. 9-10 - Viejas Arena | San Diego, Calif.
Jan. 13 - AT&T Center | San Antonio, Texas
Jan. 14 - Toyota Center | Houston, Texas
Jan. 16 - BOK Center | Tulsa, Okla.
Jan. 17 - Verizon Theatre | Grand Prairie, Texas
Jan. 19 - Landers Center | Southaven, Miss.
Jan. 20 - Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.
Jan. 22 - Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Mo.
Jan. 23 - Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, Tenn.
Jan. 25 - Infinite Energy Arena | Duluth, Ga.
Jan. 26-27 - Bojangles Coliseum | Charlotte, N.C.
Jan. 28 - CFE Arena | Orlando, Fla.
Jan. 30 - Pensacola Civic Center | Pensacola, Fla.
Jan. 31 - Smoothie King Center | New Orleans, La.