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Tool Announces Summer Tour Dates

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Progressive rock band Tool has announced a series of shows in North America for the summer period. No word yet on who will be supporting them. More tour dates are expected to be announced soon.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 18 - Denver, CO - The Fields at Dick's Sporting Goods Park
July 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions
July 21 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Arena
July 22 - Rio Rancho, NM - Santa Ana Star Center
July 24 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
July 25 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theater at Grand Prairie
July 27 - Duluth, GA - Gwinnett Arena
July 29 - Charlotte, NC - Bojangle's Coliseum
July 30 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
August 1 - Jersey City, NJ - All Points West Festival
August 5 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheater
August 7 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion

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1. Real writes:

Awesome...they decide to hit one city in the Midwest...oh well, now i won't feel guilty about missing their overpriced show where the opening band sucks and plays just about as long as Tool...

# Jun 8, 2009 @ 11:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. KORNDOGG writes:

They will be in chicago in august for lollapolooza. I already have my tickets!

# Jun 8, 2009 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. That_One_Guy writes:

New album coming soon? Please?

# Jun 8, 2009 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Spider writes:

I saw Tool a few years back. It was an amazing show. The opening band was Tricky. WTF??? Not what I was expecting at a Tool show. I only wish they would have played some old sh**. The only song they played that came out before Lateralus was Forty 6&2. All and all it was worth the money. Tool played for an hour and 45 minutes.

# Jun 8, 2009 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. cyanotic writes:

the tickets for the phoenix show sold out in 45 min! it was rediculous!!!

# Jun 8, 2009 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. aj marro writes:

love tool,never been to a show though unfortunatly,and i might not considering the comments im reading,who wants to here some bullsh** band for an hour when you paid to see tool,oh well ,rock on tool

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. FocusShift writes:

The price of the ticket was worth it IMO. Of course Isis was the opening act for Tool so I got lucky on that regard. But the intensity level of the show covered the cost of the ticket; I only wish I'd had been in a different state of consciousness for it.

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. weasel321 writes:

COME ON New Orleans! I've seen them 3 times and damn! I do agree some of the opening bands they pick are not to the level you would expect for a Tool show.

That_one_guy: No new album yet. It hasn't been long enough. They wait about 5 years between albums

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 7:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. citrus_tea writes:

^^Spider, I caught them on both the Lateralus and 10000 Days tours. The Lateralus show was amazing, but when I saw them the second time around they seemed to have lost something. The elements of a great show were there, but somehow I couldn't help but feel they were just going through the motions.

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Spider writes:

C_T, It was kinda like that when I saw them last time. I must admit, the naked hairless silver people were kinda cool.

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. bat2112 writes:

Why does anyone care who the opening band is? They never have anyone open for them that more than 50 people have heard of (except maybe that Mike Patton/Dave Lombardo side project from the Lateralus tour), which is just fine, that's just part of their philosophy to do anything and everything against the norm.....besides, the opening act is for drinking anyway.

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. bat2112 writes:

and Citrus - that was my exact feeling as well on both tours, very well put. 10,000 Days show seemed more relaxed and laid back. But even so, they're 90-95% effort is still well worth seeing, and far better than alot of band's 110% efforts.....

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Blindgreed1 writes:

bat2112: You've never heard of Isis before? Seriously?

Weasel: Nice to read you brother. I hope all is well with you and yours?

When I saw them in Phoenix the show was great, only some douche rocket threw a bottle and beaned Maynard in the head. He couldn't return to the stage for 3 songs but when he came back they were completely amazing. Other than circumstances beyond their control they were just as depressingly awesome as they have always been.

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# Jun 9, 2009 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. utoad9 writes:

I have seen Tool at least 12 times, dating back to their first Undertow tour. My original screen name was Undertoad...a play on the past tense of Undertow. I condensed it to utoad,then added 9. I know what you're thinking -too much info I don't give a f##k. Anyway,I'll be seein em again in Duluth,Ga. Woulda been seein em in Charlotte, but I've already got Dream Theater tickets for the same night. Finally, their opening acts have always been interesting...from The Jesus and Mary Chain, to Tricky, to Mastodon!

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Spider writes:

Utoad....did u just say you're not going to Charlotte but instead you are gonna see Dream Theatre??? I'd wipe my a$$ with the Dream Theatre tickets and go to Charlotte!!!

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Blindgreed1 writes:

uToad: That's right, I forgot Mastodon toured with them too. I think they dropped off before they got to my side of the country though so I have a reason for forgetting. lol.

NP: The Last Baron - Mastodon

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. utoad9 writes:

Spider,unfortunately, I had already purchased DT tickets before Tool announced any dates. On the bright side, I've never seen DT live, so that will be cool. Bgreed, I didn't see Mastodon with Tool either. I believe the Japanese band Yellow Banana (?) opened on the same tour. They were..umm...interesting. Get this...I missed Mastodon a couple of weeks ago at The Orange Peel in Ashville,N.C. (about a 45 min drive from my house) AAAAGGHHH!!! I totally forgot they were gonna be there...I'm an idiot!

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. RememberMetal? writes:

bat2112 writes: Why does anyone care who the opening band is?

Because if Metallica aren't taking Opeth out then Tool probabaly will be...SOME "big" band is...and alot of Tool fans like Opeth. They've taken Mastodon and Isis out, which made sense. So would this pairing. I wouldn't put it past them.

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# Jun 9, 2009 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Rubyred writes:

Their an very unusual band this TOOL: I only have one of their albums can't recall the title but it has some kind of glasses on the cover of it and it's really high tech. Very tripping album, too! Heavy Metal Sci-Fi...'they have a awesome cool sound and very "complex" musicians I find but none the less I found myself really like their music and hope that TOOL have a amazing Tour 2009/2010 for their an giant master of a band/that makes their listerners perplex and go into deeep thought.! I would fathom to say that "Tool and Mastodoon and Red Hot Chilli Peppers" are some of the most trippin' heavy groovin "complex" Sci-Fi Metal bands I've ever heard. It's waaaay out there!

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Cozen writes:

I've seen TOOL 5 times. The opening bands were on for no more than 45 minutes and TOOL was on for 90. I saw ISIS mentioned above but lets not forget that Meshuggah opened for them during the Lateralus Tour...was either Winston Salem or Richmond.

I'd love to make it to the Charlotte show, but my company thought it would be a great idea to take vacation away and the show is on a Wednesday. The man always got you down.

# Jun 9, 2009 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. M703 writes:

I think it's a bit odd for a band to tour an album that was released back in 2006, but anyway, nothing's ever "normal" with Tool. . So... does this hint a new album...?

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 6:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. M703 writes:

btw, looking at the Tool pic there, just out of curiosity, How tall are these guys??? 7feet??

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 6:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. weasel321 writes:

M703 - I know Danny is about 6' 5". Not sure about the others. Also, as I said in my previous post. They are known for waiting about 5 years between albums. BUT, but, but, I did read on their website about a month or two ago that Justin was working on some stuff so.... you never know.

Blindgreed1 - Just hanging in there, can't complain too much. Just a lot of work as usual. It's getting in the mid-90s already in New Orleans so I guess y'all are near triple digits?

Quick story: I saw them for one tour and Tomahawk opened for them (this is in New Orleans). The crowd got p***ed at Tomahawk and threw their beers on stage, turned their backs, and flipped the band off (and that was the people who stayed). Very comical.

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. M703 writes:

Weasel, the thing is, theres been rumours about a new Tool album since last year... But I guess it'll be done by 2011 :)

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 7:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. weasel321 writes:

M703 - LOL. You're right. Plus, you never get anything official from them about a new album until they are done recording it.

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. utoad9 writes:

Since they are not supporting a new album, maybe they will play older stuff that we haven't heard live in awhile. I'm also interested to see what they'll come up with as far as a stage show goes. I kinda hope they put Maynard back out front. They are in the preliminary stages of writing new material from what I understand. I wonder if this tour will help or hinder this process?

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Blindgreed1 writes:

RememberMetal: Don't you fvcking tease me like that. lol. Once again, you bring up a very good point and a huge possibility since Opeth just came off the road. That would be an epic show indeed.

Weasel: Actually we've been in the 90's for the last few weeks as well, only we don't have the humidity you have down there. I think it's time you packed up the little woman and head for Lake Pontchartrain.

utoad9: DT is very good live. You will enjoy the show for sure. I saw them a couple of years back with Megadave and they owned.

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# Jun 10, 2009 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. utoad9 writes:

Upstate S.C. is also hot as Hades (some people call it Hell, I call it Hades). Yeah BG1, I'm expecting a great DT show. Hope their new album lives up to the hype. Remember Metal - Opeth and Tool would be a great combo, practically a double bill. It's for that reason that I doubt It will happen on this particular tour. We can wish though!

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# Jun 10, 2009 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. godlike writes:

LOFL - Another Slingblade fan among us.. Hmmm }:-|

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Blindgreed1 writes:

Mmmmhhmmm! Recon I thought I was the only one that still had The Keeper of the Seven keys. That album was better than potted meat fer them fellers... Mmmmmhhhhhmmmm.

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. utoad9 writes:

You ort not talk like at...you jest a boy! Aright then.... ROFL!!!!! You are correct godlike. BG1 - I get a hankerin for that album every now and then...usually around Halloween. A little early this year.

# Jun 10, 2009 @ 3:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. RememberMetal? writes:

utoad9 writes: Opeth and Tool would be a great combo, practically a double bill. It's for that reason that I doubt It will happen on this particular tour. We can wish though!

I would agree with that (the double billing) but in Ackerfeldt's last post-tour report he mentions an invite from a "big" band that he accepted, which just has yet to be made public. My first thougts, at least on this side of the pond, were Metallica and Tool. Could be either or neither.

Opeth like Isis, Meshuggah and Mastodon in the past, would be an excellent fit. Tool should take Porcupine Tree out for that matter, Tool fans in and out of the know would love that opener.

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# Jun 10, 2009 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. utoad9 writes:

RM: Tool just might be the "big band" that Ackerfeldt is talking about. It would make perfect sense, considering Tool's past openers that you mentioned. I just wonder why it hasn't already been announced (or leaked). Surely any opening act would be finalized by now. That's why I'm kinda thinking that there may be no opener this time around. I agree that Porcupine Tree would be a good choice as opener. What a show that would be! Do you know how their new album is coming along? Any release date yet?

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# Jun 11, 2009 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. That_One_Guy writes:

utoad9 -- I don't think PT is working on anything right now, but Steven Wilson just came out with his solo CD not too long ago, I believe it's called "Insurgentes" or something along those lines.

# Jun 11, 2009 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. utoad9 writes:

Chacha.com reports that Isis will be Tool's opener, however there is no mention of it on the Isis web site.

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36. utoad9 writes:

T-O-G : Last I heard, PT was working on new material. Steven Wilson mentioned (if I remember correctly) that it was gonna be recorded as 1 continuous piece of music. I purchased "Insurgentes" after a reccomendation from RememberMetal?. Great album...as a matter of fact I believe I'll listen to it right now.

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# Jun 11, 2009 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Blindgreed1 writes:

I actually hope that it isn't Isis this time around. They seem to come off better in a club setting than in a large arena/outdoor venue. At least that's the impression I got with the last go around with Isis. I like their new album, but would honestly rather see Opeth as an opener in an arena/outdoor venue.

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# Jun 11, 2009 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. That_One_Guy writes:

utoad9 -- That's great news. I just got into PT a few months back (thanks to RM? as well) and everything I have from them is just fantastic. They're one of my new favorites now.

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# Jun 11, 2009 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. utoad9 writes:

I haven't had the pleasure of seeing Isis live, but from what I've heard of their music, I can see where a club setting would better suit them. Of course, I would rather see any band in a club. Just checked the PorcTree wikisite, and a new album is scheduled for Sept. 09

# Jun 11, 2009 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. RememberMetal? writes:

That_One_Guy and utoad9

lol

I'm glad you guys checked out PT/Steven Wilson just cus I blab on about em. Been blasting those guys since 2000-ish. utoad9: "Home" is great, I have alot of memories attached that record.

PT are rumored to have that new album out sometime in September...likely a double album, one disc will have a 35 or 55 minute track the other roughly 10 songs of 3-7 minute persuasion. I'm dying to know if this one will have a concept like the last 3.

Now Playing: 'Neath - "Remember" ...Australian spiritual-sons of Opeth, good stuff.

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