Tool Surpasses $150 Million Mark in Total Tour Gross


Tool album art – Story by Charles Ken

Tool has hit a new milestone when it comes to touring grosses

Even without having released a new album in more than a decade, Tool has the kind of money-making power to still pull in the cash. According to new numbers from Billboard’s Hot Tours chart, the prog-metal band earned more than $3 million in gross sales from the group’s latest gigs in Louisville, Kentucky, and St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri.

With the new shows added to their previous total, Tool has now made more than $150 million in career concert grosses, according to Billboard’s Hot Tours chart.

That number will continue to go up this year, as Maynard James Keenan and company are currently on a summer European tour, and they’ll remain on the road through a July 2 date in Lisbon, Portugal. The band will also be back in the States to headline the annual Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California, in October.

In other news, the much-anticipated new album from tool finally has an official release date, set for Aug. 30. The album will mark Tool’s follow-up to 2006’s “10,000 Days.” During Tool’s latest shows, the band — which brings together Keenan with longtime drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bass player Justin Chancellor — has been performing two original songs off the new album, “Descending” and “Invincible.”



Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock, Rock News

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