Tool recently revealed that their new album will be released on August 30, but considering fans waited 13 years for the effort, some remained skeptical about the news. Maynard James Keenan has since shared a humorous meme regarding that, while also confirming the news yet again.
Tool have announced that their long awaited new album will finally be released on August 30. The band confirmed the news during their show in Birmingham, AL earlier tonight (May 7) and have since tweeted out the release date as well. Like they did at Welcome To Rockville, the group also performed their new songs “Descending” and “Invincible“ once again.
During Tool’s headlining set at Welcome To Rockville tonight (May 5), the band performed two new songs including “Descending“ and another track reportedly titled “Invincible.“ You can see fan-filmed footage of those below:
Back in 2017, Tool were reportedly in talks to make their music available on streaming services and now they have officially launched new profiles on Spotify and Apple Music. There is no songs available yet, but the move is significant considering the band have been a major holdout in the digital world. Physical sales are continuing to decline, so it would make sense for the group to start going digital before their new album arrives later this year. Notably, this news comes on the 13th anniversary of their latest album “10,000 Days.”
It looks like Tool are planning to debut some new music on their May U.S. tour. The band shared the below teaser:
Furthermore, Adam Jones also shared a clip of himself playing a new riff:
Tool have recruited All Souls (ex-Totimoshi, Fatso Jetson, etc.) to serve as the opening act on their May tour. All Souls’ Meg Castellanos commented:
“When one of the most epic bands in the history of music asks you to tour with them what do you say? We couldn’t be more thrilled. We are incredibly honored to be chosen… our heads are still spinning!”
05/07 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BCC
05/08 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
05/10 Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
05/13 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
05/14 Kansas City, MO – Spring Center
05/16 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
05/17 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Tool updated their cover photo on Facebook earlier today (April 3) and fans are going crazy. The image features the band’s logo, along with the Roman numerals MMXIX (aka 2019). Many are assuming the group posted the picture as a way to confirm that their long-awaited new album is finally coming out this year. The effort appeared to be in the mastering phase last month and Kirk Hammett (Metallica) claimed he heard the band were already working on the cover art. Maynard James Keenan also previously said the record may be released “somewhere between mid-May and mid-July.”