Last week, Tool teased a January 2016 tour featuring "a large heptagram on a complexly lit stage where four performers were dwarfed by dramatic video projections." Today, we've got dates.
"Those faint glimpses of TOOL SHOWS that I recently perceived in the scrying mirror can now be considered official," reads a post on the band's site, which is a real trip to the Angelfire-y, GeoCities-tastic 1990s, if you've never been. "Indeed, something wicked your way comes...THE UNPARALLELED SONIC AND VISUAL EXPERIENCE OF TOOL LIVE."
Without further pomp, here are the Tool 2016 tour dates:
1/9 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
1/13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
1/16 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
1/17 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
1/19 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
1/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
1/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
1/26 – Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum
The announcement concludes with a call to "check back soon for more info." Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 20; links are handy at the site.
Tool's last album was 2006's 10,000 Days, their fourth full-length since debuting in 1992 with the Opiate EP. On Halloween, they did a show in Tempe, Arizona dressed as Led Zeppelin. If you're looking for a possible preview of what to expect from these new concerts, check out the setlist.