Tool guitarist Adam Jones during a new interview with Metal Hammer, talked about his band’s “no phones” policy at their shows and revealed why they decided to turn down the tour, saying he didn’t enjoy
Adam Jones reveals reason for turning down the Stadium tour
“We’ve been offered stadiums and we’ve turned them down, because we think that at that size there are only a certain amount of people that can actually enjoy that show. It’s not about you anymore,” Jones said. “Seeing The Rolling Stones and you’re all the way back in the stadium and you’re basically watching a jumbotron, you know? I’m not into it, we’d rather do two nights in a smaller place than one night in a huge place.”
He then went on to speak about performing at smaller venues. He also recalled performing in Oslo which he labels ‘strange’ experience.
Here is what he said: “As far as what type of room, it’s just cool whatever they throw us. Sometimes we do play some smaller places. A few nights ago, in Oslo we played this rectangular room, usually you’d be at the far end of the rectangle, but we were in the middle of the rectangle, it was very strange, but really cool.”
“There is something to be said for playing a club, that intimacy, and we’ve talked about doing that Rolling Stones thing where they did a club tour and had a higher ticket price, and that seems like something that could be good. Right now, though, we have this epic show, it’s designed so that the worst nosebleed seat is great. We definitely directed focus to someone that is sitting far away, it’s almost the best seats just because of the visuals and how we have designed the whole thing. Like I said, we have this three-dimensional thing…it’s going to be a good show! [Laughs].”
He previously explained why he doesn’t approve of fans who film and take photos of the band’s live shows with cell phones. It was noted several days back that Tool embarked on the European leg of their 2022 Fear Inoculum tour, which began with an April 23 show at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. The band’s usual top-notch performances of their setlist was loved by fans, and the ongoing Tool tour brought forth a few more surprises, mainly in the form of the frontman Maynard James Keenan coming up with all sorts of mischief on-stage.