Tool Teases Fans with Disappearing 2012 Tour Dates


Story by Anne Erickson

Band Posts 2012 Tour Dates, Then Pulls Dates

First there was the tease that Tool might be recording new material in 2012 via an enigmatic note on the band’s website, only to find that the band members who posted the update were actually talking about drummer Danny Carey’s jazz-rock side project, Volto!, not Tool. Now, the alternative metal guys are breaking fans’ hearts again by revealing two Tool concert dates on Ticketmaster, and then, in just a few hours, pulling the dates.

Yesterday, posted two Tool shows: one Jan. 17 at the Tuscon Arena in Tuscon, Ariz., and the other Jan. 18 at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M. The on-sale date for both shows, at the time, was Dec. 16. Within hours, however, the dates were taken down, leaving Tool fans across the nation to cry, “Why, oh why must you tease?” shaking their heads low. Will the mysterious dates return? Let’s hope.

Those looking for a Maynard James Keenan fix should note that one of his other bands, the electro-industrial comedy-rock project Puscifer, recently announced a full slate of 2012 tour dates, and those shows won’t disappear. That jaunt begins Feb. 23 in Austin, Texas, and wraps up March 18 in Escondido, Calif. Keenan’s touring members on the trek include two players from his alternative rock group A Perfect Circle — bass player Matt McJunkins and drummer Jeff Friedl — as well as Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis and British singer / songwriter Carina Round, so the line-up is certainly in the family. Puscifer already toured extensively this year and sold out shows in several markets, proving that anything Keenan touches turns to gold. Find a full list of Puscifer tour dates, here.

[Update: On Dec. 12, the tour dates reappeared on Ticketmaster’s website, and Audio Ink Radio has confirmed with Tool’s management that the new dates are correct. Find them, here.]




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