Californian metal prog titans Tool are taking a break from recording their hugely anticipated fifth studio album to tour Australia.

Enigmatic vocalist Maynard James Keenan, inventive guitarist Adam Jones, virtuoso bassist Justin Chancellor, and incomparable drummer Danny Carey will headline shows at arenas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide this April/May.

For more than two decades Tool have been sonically breaking ground, pushing boundaries, and built up enormous critical acclaim and an equally impressive since the release of their debut EP Opiate, and four subsequent, mind-altering visions of dense, textural metal and prog-lined rock.

Tool have perfected a genre-transcending sound that can be likened to fine art, interlaced with atypical time signatures, intricate drumming patterns and a resonance with a force that awakens the senses.

Beyond their groundbreaking sonic work, Tool have also come to prominence for their efforts in unifying the arts. Some of their countless contributions to the arts include the Grammy® award winning 3D album packaging for 10,000 Days, Adam Jones’ music videos that stand alone as pieces of cinematic brilliance ,and live shows that include elaborate lighting installations, spectacular laser displays and video displays as brilliant as the performances themselves.

The last time Tool toured Australia was for the Big Day Out in 2011, along with two sideshows, and knowing the lengthy breaks the quartet takes between touring schedules, let alone albums, there’s every reason to catch their latest multi-sensory experience.

If nothing else, you might even catch some of that long overdue new material in the live setting.

Tool Australian Tour 2013 Dates

Frontier Members pre-sale via
12noon AEDT, Thursday 14 February to 12noon AEDT, Friday 15 February
General public on sale from 9am local time, Tuesday 19 February

Sat 27 Apr Melbourne | Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Tue 30 Apr Adelaide | AEC Arena (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Fri 3 May Sydney | Allphones Arena (All Ages)| Ph: 132 849

Mon 6 May Brisbane | Entertainment Centre (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849