Tool is going on tour without Maynard–but it’s nothing like it sounds

Although it’s been 11 years, 11 months and 15 days since Tool last released a new album, they’ve occasionally gone on the road to feed the fans. With the recording of a new album underway (at least that’s what they tell us), it looks like they’re going to take a break and head out on the road again.

This, though, will be different.

Tool has announced what they call a “music clinic” tour. Guitarist Adam Jones, bass player Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey will hit six cities starting in May to show fans how they play their stuff.

Calling it a “rare immersive dissection and performance,” the 75% of Tool will offer a master class in Toolology (is that a word?), from the writing process to the live performance. Note also the meet’n’greet and the “traveling exhibit of unique memorabilia.”

Awesome, right? But it ain’t gonna come cheap. This is information from Ticketfly for the Chicago date:

PHONE FREE SHOW
Tool Music Clinic: An Immersive Dissection
with Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones
Monday May 14, 2018
Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

17 and over

$496 [What’s the significance of this price? Maybe nothing, but you know, Tool… – AC]
The Vic Theatre – Jam Productions
3145 North Sheffield
Chicago, IL
A rare immersive dissection and performance. An intimate discussion of the inner workings of the band’s music.

Open Q&A Session
Meet & Mingle
Traveling Exhibit of Unique Memorbilia

Each Ticket Holder will recieve commemorative merchandise

4 ticket limit strictly enforced

$1 per ticket Facility Fee / $3 per ticket Yondr fee

Here’s the whole press release:

TOOL MUSIC CLINIC: A RARE IMMERSIVE DISSECTION AND PERFORMANCE WITH DANNY CAREY, JUSTIN CHANCELLOR AND ADAM JONES

A SERIES OF INTIMATE DISCUSSIONS TAKE FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES INTO THE INNER WORKINGS OF ONE OF ROCK MUSIC’S MOST MYSTERIOUS BANDS

April 9, 2018, LOS ANGELES – Tool, one of rock music’s most mysterious and speculated about bands, give fans a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes via a series of intimate music clinics.

The discussions include drummer Danny Carey, bass player Justin Chancellor and guitar player Adam Jones walking attendees through a handful of the band’s songs, from the process of writing them to playing them live. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions via an open discussion, as well as mingle with the band following the session.

Ticket holders will receive commemorative merchandise, exclusive to the series of events and limited to the number of people in attendance. An accompanying, traveling exhibit will be on display at each event, featuring unique items from Tool’s history.

May 11 St. Paul, MN Myth Live Event Center May 14 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre May 15 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National May 16 Royal Oak (Detroit), MI Royal Oak Music Theatre May 17 Columbus, OH Express Live! Indoor Pavilion May 19 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre

Tickets are on-sale this Friday, April 13 at 10 am local via (links). A limited number of tickets have been set aside for Tool Army members, which will be available on Wednesday, April 11 at 10 am pacific via the band’s webstore http://www.toolband.com/store/music-clinics

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited number of tickets that will be available for the pre-sale, TOOL ARMY MEMBERS who are interested in attending the clinic are urged to act quickly (On WEDNESDAY, APRIL, 11 at 10:00 am PDT) to secure a spot for this unique Tool experience.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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