Tool New Album Update: Not Coming in April, Says Maynard

2019-02-08

Tool new album update – Story by Charles Ken

Maynard James Keenan says that while the new Tool album won’t be here in April, it’s likely coming this spring

It seemed too good to be true. After a few days of thinking the new Tool album would arrive this spring, frontman Maynard James Keenan has put an end to the hope of new music in the next few months.

At the annual NAMM music gear trade conference last month, drummer Danny Carey told an attendee that the upcoming album, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2006’s “10,000 Days,” would arrive by “mid-April.” Tool fans rejoiced. Now, Keenan says that’s simply not going to happen.

In a short Twitter response to a fan asking if the news of a Tool album arriving in April was true, Keenan quickly stated, “No.” That’s it. No talk of when the record might be on the way, just a simple, “No.”

Thankfully, we have a new update from Keenan, saying via a tweet that he thinks the new album will be released between mid-May and July.

His tweet states, “Update- Midway through mixing. Most likely be a few recalls. Then some arguing. Then Mastering, Artwork, Video, Special Packaging, etc. Best Ballpark Guess- Release date somewhere between Mid May and Mid July. More focused updates to follow as we progress. @tool #simplemath”

During an awards program last summer, Keenan indicated that new music would arrive in 2019. Keenan also recently dropped the news that his final vocals were tracked “months ago.” He also stated that if all the instrumentals were tracked, Tool could forge ahead with the “long process of mixing.”

In addition to the hope of new music, Tool has confirmed a handful of U.S. tour dates for this year. They’ll appear at Welcome to Rockville, Epicenter and Chicago Open Air festivals. The band will also tour Europe in June.

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Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock, Rock News

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