Their first album in over a decade is out this summer, this album will put an end to a wait of 13 years
It appears that the first new Tool album in 12 years is imminent. Today, the band shared a teaser on Twitter, featuring a date of August 30. See it below. According to Consequence of Sound, the band also revealed the date during a concert in Birmingham, Alabama last night, encouraging fans to share it on social media.
Earlier this year, Maynard James Keenan revealed the album was “midway through mixing” and estimated a release date “somewhere between mid-May and mid-July.” A month later, the band shared a photo with producer Joe Barresi and engineer Bob Ludwig. They also recently announced new U.S. tour dates.
Tool’s last album was 2006’s 10,000 Days. Last year, Maynard James Keenan’s supergroup A Perfect Circle released Eat the Elephant, their first LP in 14 years.
Tool’s website has yet to post the release date, still displaying the updated visualizer graphics that were added in late January. Official profiles also recently appeared on music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, indicating that one of streaming’s longest holdouts may finally release their catalog for digital consumption.
See Tool’s remaining U.S. tour dates below.
May 8 – LOUISVILLE, KY @ KFC YUM! CENTER
May 10 – HAMPTON, VA @ HAMPTON COLISEUM
May 11 – CONCORD, N.C. @ EPICENTER
May 13 – ST. LOUIS, MO @ ENTERPRISE CENTER
May 14 – KANSAS CITY, MO @ SPRINT CENTER
May 16 – LINCOLN, NE @ PINNACLE BANK ARENA
May 17 – DES MOINES, IA @ WELLS FARGO ARENA
May 19 – BRIDGEVIEW, IL @ CHICAGO OPEN AIR FESTIVAL