Maynard James Keenan Drops Metallica Show Bombshell


Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan recently talked about his band’s participation in the upcoming Power Trip festival, which will take place this fall at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

It has been noted that in a recent interview with Danny Wimmer Presents’ “Power Hour,”  the historic three-day event set for October 6, 7 and 8 will bring together six iconic bands that define loud and powerful music: Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden (Friday, October 6), AC/DC and Judas Priest (Saturday, October 7) and Metallica and Tool (Sunday, October 8).

During the conversation he was asked what it feels like to be performing alongside those other legendary bands, Maynard said:

“It’s overwhelming to be put in the same list with those people. All you can really do is not worry about it — just kind of do what you do and try to do it the best you can so that you don’t look like a clown next to these superstars.”

Judas Priest was added to the Power Trip lineup in July in the slot originally reserved for Ozzy Osbourne. It was this past July that Ozzy canceled his appearance at Power Trip due to his ongoing health issues.

Power Trip will mark AC/DC’s first concert since September 2016, when the band concluded a run of U.S. dates with Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose on vocals while frontman Brian Johnson recovered from hearing loss.

Three-day General Admission tickets start at $599 plus fees, or turn the volume up with The Pit, Reserved Floor, Grandstand Seating options, and various VIP packages. For more information you can visit