Recently, Tool, who were booed not too long ago by British fans, performed internationally in Berlin, Germany. However, as one fan of the group documented on the Tool subreddit, the show was almost canceled for a fairly dire reason. Frontman Maynard James Keenan would reveal that he lost his voice the morning of the concert. A photo from the event can be seen below.
The Reddit user, named AndPizzaForAll posted about the incident: “A surprisingly talkative and non-sarcastic Maynard said at the Berlin concert tonight that the show almost got canceled because he had no voice this morning. “But I did it because you’re worth it.”
In response, another Reddit user going by the username of nutellagangbang replied with the following remark: “I noted from the beginning that Maynard sounded a little short of breath, but for waking up with the flu as he said it was really solid. The visuals were more impressive than ever. Pushit brought me to tears. And 7empest was insane, I really thought it was unperformable due to the crazy time signature. But to be honest, they were struggling a bit (not only with 7empest). I think the new songs live to put a finger on what bugs me a bit about FI: it’s often a bit like “look at us how we’re able to play this crazy complex stuff” and less groove and emotion. Don’t wanna be that guy, but I think this was my last Tool show. It was lovely and it’s still my favorite band, but the huge venues somehow destroy the subtleties and finesse in their sound.”
In other news regarding Tool, during a recent interview with Metal Hammer, fellow bandmate Adam Jones discusses Tool’s touring schedule. Credit to the outlet for the following.
“Well, going back to wanting to tour half a year, every year, that would be a yes. It’s just what I do, it’s what we do, we wanna play live, we record and do all the other things that, to me, promote what the four of you do in a room with that intimacy with an audience. I like to see different cultures and see different people. In terms of what makes the touring lifestyle appealing, I think the answer is pretty obvious.”