Tool have allegedly been booked to headline New York City’s Governor’s Ball festival in 2017. Not only will this mark their first NYC performance in 11 years, but it’s the strongest indication fans have had in years that new music might actually be on the way from Maynard James Keenan and co. Although the band have toured sparsely over the past few years, their last album, 10,000 Days, came out back in 2006. It only makes sense that if they’re to headline a major festival, it’ll be because they’ve got something new to show off.
Back in October it was revealed that although Tool had apparently recorded two albums worth of music, only five tracks were good enough to be considered for the long-awaited follow up. Guitarist Adam Jones told fans during a meet-and-greet in Utah that he, Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor were hard at work – but that Keenan, who only writes lyrics after at least 90% of the instrumentation has been completed, approved five songs so far.
Tool haven’t toured Australia since early 2013. However, Keenan will be visiting our shores in January for a tour with his side project Puscifer – details here.