Tool are gearing up for the massive fall headlining tour, which includes their first Canadian dates in four years. It is seemingly a big occasion for the alt-metal giants, and guitarist Adam Jones has teased that Tool will be pulling out all the stops to make these shows extra special.
He recently spoke to Pollstar in a new interview and as it sounds, the band will be playing some older songs that don’t get added to the setlist very often. The visual element of their show has also been adjusted since their last run of dates.
“We’ve added to the show,” Jones teased. “We haven’t played all the markets and definitely want people to see what we’re doing.
“We might dig a couple oldies out and angle our setlist a little bit, and the rhythm of it. And we got some new visuals, which are very cool.”
Fans will have to wait until the tour’s September 22nd kickoff to know exactly which “oldies” Jones is talking about, but surely, Tool-heads are stoked for anything the band end up pulling out of the archives.
The band’s original guitarist, speaking just days after the birth of his third child, has a humble take on Tool’s status as a touring band that continues to push boundaries sonically and visually.
The band’s latest tour leg, kicking off in September, takes in arenas in markets as varied as Idaho Falls, Idaho; Eugene, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; Kelowna, British Columbia, Knoxville, Tennessee; Loveland, Colorado; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Charleston, West Virginia. Major markets (sometimes doubles) and festivals including the mammoth Power Trip are sprinkled in, meaning the secondary and tertiary markets are just part of the normal Tool tour.