The new Tool album may have a release date sometime in 2014, according to guitarist Adam Jones. Tool is on tour for the first time since their Summer tour in 2010, but they have not released a new album since the 2006 favorite 10,000 Days. A new album release has been hinted at since 2009, but each year comes and goes with Tool fans left waiting again.
Fresh into their 2014 Spring tour, Tool appears ready to talk about the album. It was in Portland, Oregon that Jones revealed to a source close to Crave that the album is “100 percent” finished and a release date should be coming later in 2014. With a potential movie in the works and their tour featuring all of their greatest hits, this is shaping up to be a big year for Tool.
— Andrew White (@litbright) March 7, 2014
Tool is more than a studio band. They are known for their developing sound and progressive style. Tool is always attempting to push the limits with their sound, lyrics, and shows. Jones, a former special effects man in Hollywood, pushes the band with his artistic style. While patiently, or maybe not so patiently, awaiting the newest Tool album release, fans can still live the music through their shows.
For the progressive rock band the show is about more than the music. Tool is about bringing a full on experience to concert goers. Utilizing narrative scene changing, shocking imagery, and laser lights intended to blow you away, Tool is constantly ratcheting up the intensity. Rolling Stone referred to the current tour as one of “music’s most awe-inspiring and visually stunning live events.”
So what has taken so long for Tool to set a release date for their new album. According to vocalist Maynard James Keenan, it is the band’s sense of perfectionism. In an interview last fall, Keenan talked about the progression of the much anticipated album. He said, “I don’t write the music. They [the band] write the music. I wait for them to bring music to me. They tend to go back over and over stuff. It’s a long process. For a person like me, it can be a very tedious process.”
For fans of Tool, their current tour is shaping up to be another classic. Now the only question will be if the first Tool album release in eight years will be another classic.
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