Tool were spotted in a mastering studio last week, typically the last stop in the recording process. As they cross this final lap of album creation, they've decided to hit the road in May for an annual round of spring tour dates.
Most of the dates are around big summer festivals like Chicago Open Air Fest, but there are some headlining non-fest dates. Here is the routing:
05/05 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/07 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BCC
05/08 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
05/10 Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
05/11 Concord, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/13 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
05/14 Kansas City, MO – Spring Center
05/16 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
05/17 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
05/19 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival
In an update last month, frontman Maynard James Keenan said a new album would arrive sometime between mid-May and mid-July. So there is a small chance we could hear Tool perform some new music on these shows.