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Tool Release North American Tour Dates

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TOOL have lined up the following North American dates before they head over to Europe:

April 30 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival
May 2 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
May 4 - Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
May 5 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
May 6 - Phoenix, AZ @ Gammage Auditorium
May 8 - Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Auditorium
May 10 - Denver, CO @ Temple Buell Theatre
May 11 - Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
May 12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
May 13 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
May 15 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
May 16 - Toronto, ON @ Hummingbird Centre
May 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
May 19 - New York, NY @ City Center
May 20 - New York, NY @ City Center
May 21 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre

All shows are expected to go on sale on April 22nd.

Source: siN's Metal News

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1. Damon n Delaware writes:

why does tool torture us like this? releasing tour dates and ticket sales like a month before the show?!?! what did we fans ever do to them except buy their albums, shirts, and concert tix. Love your music guys... but thanks for the early heads up. WOW

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. price writes:

dear god the price, who does tool think they are... slayer tickets here in chicago were 36, tool tickets are 66, what the f***? i could see morbid angel for 25 and slayer for 36 and st have $4 for a discount porn dvd

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. m3sca|iNe writes:

I imagine tool will make it worth your money.

tool concerts are a glorious occation.

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. darksidepf writes:

TOOL means nothing but perfection to me. The music is contagious and I expect nothing but perfection on 10,000 days. I have never been more stoked for any CD in my entire life. In TOOL I trust.

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. J.D. writes:

Did that guy just say "Slayer and Morbid Angel"???? That's hilarious!!!lol...good deal on the porn though!!

This venue is so small...I'll pay 100+ for this concert!!

extra tix please email jdull777@comcast.net

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. djo writes:

Tool is my life. There lyrics and music are like no other band out there. There is no comparison to Tool. They are sheer brillant talent. I am freaking out that the tickets go out so soon!! only 2,000 seats what an amazing show it will be. I will pay anything to see them.

# Apr 17, 2006 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. envisioned3rdeye writes:

please, please, please come to Charlotte N.C. PLEASE.!!!!!

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 5:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BodomFan writes:

as soon as i saw the may 8th show in Dallas, i went ahead and took off work for that day cause i'm going to that show no matter what the price. I missed Tool the last time they came through Texas, and i'm sure as hell not gonna miss them again. \m/

# Apr 18, 2006 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. cami1208 writes:

cant rip on them for the prices...supply and demand...if people are gonna pay $66, why not charge $66?

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 8:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. AwesomeFest writes:

cant rip on them for the prices...supply and demand...if people are gonna pay $66, why not charge $66?

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 8:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. reflection rules writes:

I second envisioned3rdeye's comment
Please, please come to Charlotte and play a place like Spirit Square, Grady Cole, Amos' Southend or Visualite - small and quaint - just the way the other locals look on your current tour dates

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Phil writes:

I WISH THEY WOULD COME TO THE STARLAND BALLROOM!!!

# Apr 20, 2006 @ 1:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Eric - In TX writes:

But we aren't paying $66! We are paying hundreds. I waited at the computer and refreshed the ticketmaster.com page until the first INSTANT the tickets came available for purchase. While it was still 10AM CDT - there were no tickets. However, just do a search on tool tickets and you'll find scores of scalpers that already had access to tickets. Ebay is the same way.... how could they be selling tickets if they just went on sale? We all got screwed.

# Apr 22, 2006 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. venomxfuckingxwhiskey writes:

f*** ticketmaster...I've been trying to get tix for the goddamn dallas show since 10this morning when they went on sale and it STILL says no tix available........email me if anyone's got info on gettin some tix for the dallas show..i goddamn need'em.... finkployd03@Yahoo.com

# Apr 22, 2006 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Margot Srere writes:

dallas texas tool you got f***ing ripped off good in dallas there were no tickets available at 1000am thru ticketmaster yet every premium ticket scalper office had plenty and now your tickets at this venue are going for 1350/each for front row center!!!!there has to be a better way only if you had the means are you getting into your concert here at mcfarlin....just thought you'd like to know how much money is being made off your band today!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 22, 2006 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Ty-core writes:

Hey "phil" Its the starlite ballroom you f***in jew!

# Apr 22, 2006 @ 11:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. |DimmuBurger| writes:

Hey "Ty-core", no its not, it is STARLAND BALLROOM, its in Sayreville, New Jersey, hippie!

# Apr 23, 2006 @ 1:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. envisioned3rdeye writes:

http://www.myspace.com/briansaunders u can play the videos i have put in my profile....have some tool in there....

# Apr 23, 2006 @ 3:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. spiralkk writes:

Dallas got screwed...I know friends who stood in line at the Ticketmaster counters, phoned in, and tried ordering online the minute they went on sale.....but do a search on the web, and the scalpers have TONS! The Buy-Now prices on Ebay are over the top...I love Tool - and soooo wanted to see them at McFarlin...but now the only people that actually seem to have gotten tickets aren't even fans...it's scalpers making a HUGE cut. Fans are getting screwed.

# Apr 23, 2006 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. paradigenousenigma writes:

f*** ticketmaster and f*** tool, my favorite f***ing band, for succumbing to what they've preached against since their forming.

this is f***ing bulsh**. i was told by many ticketmaster reps that there would be no online sale so i waited in line for three hours, 7th person in line. i got to the front at 10:04 to find out they had no more. f*** this!

# Apr 23, 2006 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Brenya writes:

The story is the same at all the small venues....here in Kansas City TicketD**ks had no available tickets the second they went on sale ,on the net ,standing in line and being on the phone ::growls::, they sold out in 8 minutes--but all the ticket brokers had them. Tell me TicketMaster is not A) selling to the brokers and getting a kickback B) Are the ticket brokers/scalper fu*kers. Anyone selling tickets for KC please email me at BlackzAngel@aol.com

# Apr 23, 2006 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Les writes:

I think most scalpers have part time jobs at ticketslaver.

F*ck Ticketmaster, mug a scalper!

# Apr 24, 2006 @ 7:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Boston Show... same shit here writes:

I was on the ticketmaster site at 9:57 refreshing the page repeatedly until they went on sale, at 10:02 there were no tix available, I tried several times more while browsing eBay on a different tab and nice, ebay had assloads of tickets ranging from $500 - $3000 (and they weren't even providing what seats you were buying TBA). No real TOOL fan can afford that, or if they can no real TOOL fan would pay that (not that TOOL isn't worth it) but this is supporting ticket scalping pigs The show should be awesome, a crowd full of rich a$$holes that don't really like TOOL and ticket scalpers that couldn't sell their tix.

I wonder if TOOL knows about this, cause Ticketmaster and TOOL aren't making the overhead, some f***ing pigs out there are. I'm f***ing sickened by this.

# Apr 24, 2006 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. EMBALMER writes:

My local ticketmaster sold out 5 minutes after they opened the doors to the public, WTF!?!?! Thats total bullsh**. Ticketmaster sucks a$$ and so does everyone that screwed the fans by purchasing tickets just to make a quick buck.

# Apr 24, 2006 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. EMBALMER writes:

if for any reason someone has extra tickets to the AZ show, PLEASE e-mail me @ embalmer_ER_MD@hushmail.com, thanks

# Apr 24, 2006 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Nic writes:

I NEED TOOL TICKETS FOR TEMPE, AZ...I PROMISED MY BOYFRIEND TICKETS AND GOT ON TICKETMASTER AT 10AM AND NOTHING...I FOUND SOME FOR 200 BUT YOU HAD TO BUY 2 AND I CAN'T DO THAT :( SO IF ANYONE HAS EXTRA TICKETS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 24, 2006 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. KC420 writes:

F*!@ Ticketmaster, I am tired of this BS. Here for the KC show I was online and on the phone well before tix were on sale. 1minute after they went on sale there were 6 on E-bay, bidding started at 100 a piece. My friends stood in line for two hours, were third in line and got NOTHING. Us real Tool fans got screwed, I think they need to do what Eddie Vedder did ten years ago and protest this BS. F*!@ YOU Ticketmaster

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Brenya writes:

Well....I sent the band an email about the TicketBastards debauckle and it was returned as a bad address. So they either killed the email because it was probably crashing the server or there is a prob. If I can get a good address I encourage everyone to ask them to boycot TicketBastards and sell at the box office. I will post the email addie here if I have any luck.

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Brenya writes:

The email I tried was TOOL@toolband.com btw

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. BaKeD writes:

Just buy the tickets at the revenue.

# Apr 25, 2006 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. tguy78 writes:

i got tickets to the chicago show, 8th row dead center....had no problem getting them at all, of course i went to kroger and didn't try online. i think it may have helped that i am in ohio too and had one other guy trying to get tickets other than me...my advice, when TOOL comes back to the states in september, go to the venue or a physical ticketmaster location to purchase your tickets...and be early!! see you guys at the concert...maybe;)

# Apr 26, 2006 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Les writes:

THE FOLLOWING IS A MESSAGE FROM MJK (copied from www.toolband.com)

"Many people are complaining about the sold out shows. Relax. We're doing a full on tour at the end of the summer which goes almost everywhere. And in the new year, we'll go almost everywhere else. These are just a handful of warm-up dates. There's nothing much we can do to out wit the scalpers. If you have patience, just don't buy the tickets from them. just wait until August. Screw them. Believe me, if I could design a virus that would leave scalpers totally impotent, mute, and penniless, I would. Same goes for lawyers. (I have a whole different virus in mind for mini vans. More on that later.)"

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. ganovane writes:

I would pay 70+ more to see tool anyday and I have 'cause they give a glorious concert , but the scalpers who are charging 300+ for a single ticket to the Dallas show are f**** bottom feeders

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Boston Show... same shit here writes:

Thanks to Maynard for the virus bit, it does help, but man you gotta realize the difference from seeing you kickass at a big venue, and the chance to see you kickass at the Boston Orpheum (which is a small theater). So when you tell us to relax, it's not that simple. I say ID's should be required for ticket purchasers, you buy the ticket under a certain name, you need a valid ID to use the ticket at the show. Simple. And then we execute the virus of which you speak on lawyers and gas-hogging mini-vans.

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Jaciel writes:

Orlando??

# Apr 27, 2006 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Brenya writes:

BaKed
Buy them at the revenue? What exactly is that? If you mean venue...they are sold out as well .
Tguy78,
It must be that your in Ohio because none of the people standing in line with us...about 75...got any tickets.

# Apr 30, 2006 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. BodomFan writes:

the new Tool album is f ucking awesome. One of their best cd's yet.

# May 2, 2006 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. bradispissed writes:

shine on benevolent sun

# May 2, 2006 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. JT writes:

Listened to it twice now...still need some more time with it to really get into a conversation. On a superficial level I am very impressed with the packaging...it was something that caught me completely off guard. I got so excited about the records that I forgot to anticipate the packaging. The band did not disappoint on that at all. I am still trying to wade deeper in the music...but I think I can safely say that this was nothing short of what a TOOL fan could expect.

I'll get back on here at some point and put some more thoughts. In the meantime...if RM? reads this...let me know what you think once you get through it a few times.

# May 2, 2006 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. DamnItAllToHell writes:

We all feed on tragedy
It's like bood to a vampire

Vicariously i, live while the whole world dies
Much better you than i.........(Vicarious)

awesome album....the 3-d glasses on the case was cool too.

# May 2, 2006 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. RememberMetal? writes:

Wow...Listening to the new Tool....second spin...Theres some severe skipping on Rosetta Stoned and Lost Keys..It comes and goes. Others are complaining about this on various sites too.

Fantastic record musically speaking, Justin has really one upped himself on this one...Fantastic f***ing bass lines throughout but some of the lyrics are AWKWARD.

The sad truth is for the most part the lyrics are excellent and then you stumble into lines about sh**ting the bed, heads up asses and "you must have been high"......Maynard's vocals get burried by the guitar, which is way too high in the mix. I wouldn't even know where to start with "Lipan Conjuring".

After 1 ep, 3 proper studio albums and Salival...

Tool have officially stumped me.

All of the Tool albums up to this point have had a unified feeling, this record does not.....It's still a good album, but it's Tools first hit and miss record for me....

"Vicarious", "Right in Two" "Jambi" and both parts of "Wings For Marie" are class-A songs...Well worth the wait...But it's an EP's worth of goodies.

Viginiti Tres is useless, Lipan is what it is and the opening seconds of "The Pot" (as good as the rest of the song is) actually made me flinch....I need more time to digest this album before I comment further....

I'll always be one of the Tool fans that champions AEnima the most followed closely by Lateralus and Opiate...

I could be happier.

# May 3, 2006 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. salladdays writes:

As much as it sucks, to be a Ticketmaster 'member' can help get tix to a show like Tool. I did. If I can, anyone can!

# May 3, 2006 @ 4:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. psythe writes:

AEnima/Opiate/Lateralus for me - it'd be the other way around with the last two if it weren't for the song Opiate. love it. lots. too lots. What's with the skipping, though, on 10K Days?? that's ruined!

# May 3, 2006 @ 6:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. JT writes:

I've seen some of the same thoughts on some other sites RM? People thinking it seems a little disjointed. I still have to get into more to make a comment. I can say for sure that Wings 1 and 2 are the most tragically beautiful tracks I've ever heard...and Right in Two really stands out for me. Need more time to get at this better.

One question RM? I am not a musician...well...at least not a good one. Anyway, I have always heard people say TOOL is unique with their time signatures...of course I have said this to others without even knowing what it means...but I was wondering if you could explain it to me...and then tell me if they lived up to that element on this record. Thanks...I have much more to learn...but we can start there.

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45. BodomFan writes:

yeah, i was a little dissapointed at first with this new cd, but the more i listen to it, the more it grows on me. Not their best album, but it is definitly a great cd for any Tool fan.

# May 3, 2006 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Incredible Holt writes:

I've listened to the CD 3 or 4 times now. I definitely caught slight elements of Meshuggah in "Vicarious" with the fast guitar before the "blood like rain fall down" lyric...definite Pink Floyd sound during "Wings I & II" and in "Vicarious" with the clock sound effect..."The Pot" sounds like an homage to Clutch. Rosetta Stoned definitely gives off that otherworldly vibe and "captures" me w/ every listen. I definitely could go for at least 3 more heavy hitting tracks but will take anything I can get from TOOL. I try to think about how this CD would play out live rather than judging it strictly on it's playback in my speakers. I can't wait to see them again live and how they mix in 10,000 Days with the rest of their playlist. What a journey!!!I'd like to know what people think about my observations above. The wait is finally over!

# May 3, 2006 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Scorched_Earth writes:

I'm in agreement with most of you guys...its "an EP worth" totally sums it up-good call RM.

The songs that rip, RIP, but after almost 7 years-sounds scapes listed as songs...? Considering that they don't even use them live...Still a fan, but would like a little more considering their level of production-4 albums in 15 plus years? Sorry but that's plenty of time for editing and making complete gems.

# May 3, 2006 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. bradispissed writes:

you know what a$$holes...


i dig it

# May 3, 2006 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. JT writes:

I am inclined to agree with Brad. Although I still am not completely comfortable with giving my full analysis yet...I think there is a lot here to deal with. Very quickly I have to say that judged on their own...all 8 songs that are of substance (I am subtracting Lipan Conjuring, Lost Keys, and Vigniti Tres) are great tracks. Lost Keys serves as a fitting intro to Rosetta Stoned (which by the way would be a very interesting live song). Lost Keys almost has a Pink Floyd-ish quality...it reminded me of the intro to Comfortably Numb.

I have given a pretty close listen to everything except Intension...not that I skip it...I just seem to be preoccupied when it comes on. I'll get to that at a later point.

RM? spoke about the lyrics not being that great (or at least finding some less than fulfilling)...and that the album does not feel cohesive. First off, I'll say that I felt that non-cohesiveness too...but I think it is due more to the fact that I don't have everything down yet. I think there is much more to be discovered lyrically. On all of their other records the title track has kind of set the tone for the entire record...a hub that all other spokes are connected to somehow. Well...this time around...the title track seems very personal and seems to stand alone (along with Wings 1...I am treating them as one for purposes of this comment). So that leads me to believe that there is something more to it than simply 27 years of suffering by his mother. There is a more general message that can draw the rest of the tracks together...and I'll get there. Okay...now I am starting to get to the point where I feel uncomfortable putting out my thoughts...due to the fact that I need more time with the record...so I'll stop.

Generally...I think this is a great effort...but I am by no stretch of the imagination an unbiased voice. They are my favorite group...so I need to step back a bit before I delve further into this. It has been the only thing I've listened to in the last couple days...and I have no desire to stop listening yet...that's a good sign. Talk to you all soon.

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50. bradispissed writes:

gie a few spins, a few months, and a few tours


and you will start to pick up on the subtle nuances that seem a little out of place at the moment


this band never seems to fail...except for f***ing opiate. if it wasnt for cold and ugly that entire waste of an e.p. only use would be for kindling

# May 3, 2006 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Incredible Holt writes:

Does anyone else think that "The Pot" is remeniscent of the band CLUTCH???

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52. Incredible Holt writes:

...reminiscent - oops

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53. Scorch_Earth writes:

Hey bradisp***ed-

I don't think anyone is saying its bad-we just expected a little more-I think it could be a little more cohesive, especially cos they had a lot of time to work. As I understand, it has been in production since A Perfect Circle's first record...It just seems like it should be a complete, solid piece of work, but that's just my a$$hole...;)

# May 3, 2006 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Ryn writes:

Yeah, this album definately sucks. I don't know how you guys can give it "a few" listens. Any time you that, you're opening up stuff to "grow on you". This album is terrible and I'm still hoping that Tool will come out with a "real" album in the near future. Pretty much all I'm getting from 10k Days is Tool's version of commercial songs. Maybe that's the point of this record because there are far too few Tool elements to this album.

# May 3, 2006 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. RememberMetal? writes:

One full spin of 10,000 days since I last posted and listened to a few songs individually. The album is starting to gel for me a bit...At least thematically. I kind of get the message of this album at least as much as one can grasp inside of 24 hours....

I still dont care for "Lipan" but it does sort of have a purpose. "Rosetta Stoned" is growing on me....I still have some problems with some lyrics and the mixing at certain points (not to mention how theres some subtle skipping in the mid-section of cd) but I'm not as confused/dismayed as yesterday.

It's coming together for me.

Tool are just so far above me it takes a full nights sleep and a copius amount of analysis to get up to speed when they release something new.

# May 3, 2006 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. JT writes:

Hey RM? can you check my question in Post 44 and get back to me...when you have the time...I am sure it'll take some effort to explain it in terms I might understand.

About Lipan Conjuring...it makes some more sense connected to the UFO stuff...I was reading up on that Giant Rock thing that TOOL had on their newsletter last month and there used to be a tribe that would do rituals out there...I think it was tied to that title...or something. Let me get all the facts before I say something I am not 100% sure of...anyway, if that is the case then there is a connection because that site is much heralded by UFO enthusiasts...I'm sure the connection is deeper than that...but there's a start. More comments later...I have to get back to studying for finals...f***in' school getting in the way of my TOOL analysis...but then again this is it for me as far as school goes.

# May 3, 2006 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. JT writes:

Uhhh...I just stumbled onto something that probably means absolutely nothing...but what the hell...I'll put it out there. The t.d.n. website has posted the lyrics to "Vigniti Tres" and they are simply..."Be Patient." Interesting way to end an album. There's some food for thought...chew on that for a bit...okay...now I'm going back to studying.

# May 3, 2006 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. JT writes:

Disregard my last comment...I'm an idiot.

# May 3, 2006 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. RememberMetal? writes:

hmm....be patient..odd.

Right in two is about the giant stone mentioned on Toolband.com. The story goes that if the rock had split "right in two" (as in down the middle) it would signify the end of the world. But since only a section fell, that the world was spared from the wrath of greater powers....Obviously the band are entertaining the apocalypse idea. Perhaps Maynard did not think we deserved to be spared.

I find that this is a very sad album. Theres a lot of loss. The band focus on mass-apathy, wanton destruction (Manifest destiny is a parallel for some of the things happening today that are mentioned) and probably the most grand musical eulogy of all time...all without heading into insufferable nu-metal passive aggression or whiney emo....

# May 4, 2006 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. RememberMetal? writes:

JT sorry I missed your question. Not getting alot of sleep lately.

Time signatures to put it simply are the pacing of a song. (If you want crazy time signatures and really crazy time changes listen to The Locust and Dillinger Escape Plan) Where beats and rests are in the music and where they change beit suddenly or gradually is called a time-change. Metallica did this pretty well on Master of Puppets and Ride the Lightning.

Tool do infact live up to their use and abuse of time sig changes on 10,000 Days. Lateralus is probably their grandest record in this regard but I've always liked AEnima best overall....I find it's used more..tastefully on that record.

Heres some technical bullsh** jargon on the subject but it's boring and kind of hard to follow.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_signature

I think Bradisp***ed is pretty worldly in his grasp of the musical soundscape so he may be able to explain it a bit more clearly.

# May 4, 2006 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. bradispissed writes:

if you want a lesson on ridiculous time signatures i have two godly teachers...


thomas haake and flo mounier have completely altered the way time signatures have classically been written. meshuggah are quite legendary in my opinion but never recieved the credit they deserved until tool actually took them on tour...not to mention their time signatures heavily influence the band on this thread

# May 4, 2006 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. bradispissed writes:

but from a musical outlook all time signatures are basically used for are to know how many and what kind of notes per measure there are.


as easy as it can be explained

# May 4, 2006 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. JT writes:

Thanks for the info...I am gonna get this music thing down someday...or at least where I can talk about it and know what the hell I am saying.

I think I jumped the gun on the "be patient" lyric...I just didn't realize it until after I posted. Before the record was released and only Vicarious was out...they had the Vicarious lyrics and the rest said "be patient." When the record was released the lyrics started to fill in and the ones that were being worked on now read "are being posted...stand by..." all except Vigniti Tres...which still read "be patient." I took that to mean that they had done the lyrics for it...but I think it just hasn't been changed from before the record release. Oh well...I guess I got excited for nothing.

This is some cynical on this record...but I think it is mostly a tragedy like RM? said. Wings 1 & 2 capture me every time through...great record...still trying to form a cohesive opinion on the work as a whole...I am thinking it's gonna take me a while...there is a lot to digest here.

# May 4, 2006 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. psythe writes:

back to time signatures, sikth are pretty crazy i always thought.

it'd be awesome if "be patient" was the lyrics, or tool was hinting something more forthcoming, hey - but yeah, it's probly just that they havnt got the proper lyrics up yet.

# May 4, 2006 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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65. JT writes:

I'll take all the info I can get on the time signature issue...I love to learn this stuff. But one other thing I wanted to start to talk about was "Rosetta Stoned." What are the thoughts that everyone has on that one? It's the one that sticks out to me as difficult to place within the theme of the record...I am sure that it is cynical in nature...it seems to be talking about some pseudo hippie type that had a visit from an alien in a UFO that told him he was the chosen one...but the guy doesn't seem to be the right one for this role (i.e. forgot his pen to write stuff down)...that's the general story I get. So what's the big picture? It reminded me of the Bill Hicks bit about how only rednecks got abducted by aliens...and that he was getting p***ed off about that.

Anyway, just looking for opinions...but please keep giving suggestions of some bands to listen to in relation to the time signature thing. I am into Dillenger Escape Plan and Meshuggah...I'll check out some of these others too. Thanks.

# May 4, 2006 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. Scorched_Earth writes:

Tool May 4 - Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre

Rosetta Stoned
Stinkfist
The Pot
46 & 2
Jambi
Schism
Eon Blue Apocalyse
The Patient
Sober
Lateralus
Vicarious
AEnema

Amazing stage set up, visuals. Danny KILLED it. They sounded in-f***ing-credible...!

# May 5, 2006 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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67. JT writes:

Did they lead into Rosetta Stoned with Lost Keys?
How did the new stuff sound?
Damn, I'm jealous...I'll catch 'em when they get back from Europe though.

Also, on the time signature stuff...can one of you point me to the TOOL songs (old and new) that best show off what they do in regard to that? Thanks.

# May 5, 2006 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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68. Scorched_Earth writes:

They actually did play Lost Keys as the intro-sorry!

The new stuff sounded HUGE-really, really good! Maynard was being a little careful with his voice, but he never cracked or lost a note.

All the odd meter, off time AEnema, Lateralus,etc were all executed to perfection-Danny was more on than I remember him being last time (but I was closer).

Oddly enough, Maynard was pretty friendly, came off the platform a couple of times, and didn't insult the audience even once (!). I hear he just turned 40, so maybe that's it_LOL!

When I saw them in 2000/1 on the Lateralus tour they did Eulogy and Opiate-that was AMAZING-he really holds that note in Eulogy for 36 measures or whatever-the whole audience damn near died trying to sing along!!!

# May 5, 2006 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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69. JT writes:

Alright...now I'm a little bit more jealous. Sounds awesome. I think it's odd that they end with Aenema...it has a very different feeling to be left with than Lateralus...which they closed with throughout the last tour. It's also interesting that the title track from the new album will probably be played quite sparingly. Damn...I need to get to a show. My anticipation is even higher now. Thanks for the details.

# May 5, 2006 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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70. RememberMetal? writes:

heh Maynard...friendly...I think he is kinda letting some of his hostility go of late, this is not the first time someone has mentioned this on a forum....

But don't be surprised if he gets burnt out from the grind of touring and starts f***ing with the audience.

# May 5, 2006 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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71. capnmorg writes:

If anyone out there went to coachella to see tool and just happened to pick up an extra tool, coachella 10,000 days shirt please let me know... I went to the show, first time to see tool picked up one of the shirts, and lost it during the chaos up front by the stage.

# May 6, 2006 @ 12:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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