Maynard James Keenan Has ‘Difficulty’ Before Tool Show


Tool have once again hit the road. It was recently noted that Tool fans were not delighted to listen to the band live in concert at the Ball Arena in Denver, CO on January 27. But it wasn’t their fault. It turns out poor sound quality annoyed the fans in attendance.

Maynard James Keenan rants at the show

During that show frontman, Maynard James Keenan did a hilarious rant talking about his age and Denver.  He talked about Denver being elevated so having thinner air. “When you’re 57, thinking your 37, pretending to be 27, simple activities become difficult, and could result in cranial damage.” Keenan said at his age, it is a little more difficult doing things like getting out of an Uber at his age, with his trademark dry sarcastic wit.

The band previously debuted a new song live on tourTool also recently returned to Las Vegas for the first time in almost a couple of years on Saturday night. The veteran metal band has now staged two of its past 30 performances at T-Mobile Arena, the only venue that’s hosted Tool twice since the group released its fifth album, Fear Inoculum, in 2019. The band also recently went to San Diego, south of their home in Los Angeles, for their concert at Viejas Arena.

They have been billed as another date on the Fear Inoculum Tour, the latest concert was in no way a rendition of the previous one. The setlist was heavier on Fear Inoculum material, with all but one song off the latest album performed, and the visuals were mostly new.

A constant gush of graphics and videos stretching near stage-to-ceiling made it easy to get lost in the long, songs in which Tool almost exclusively now deals. Tool fans now anxiously await the band’s sixth studio album. The group’s Fear Inoculum tour is the continuation of the group’s latest effort which was released in 2019. Before that, the band did not release a single studio album since 2006’s 10,000 Days.