Prog-metal legends, TOOL, have announced a 2024 United Kingdom and European tour. The dates commence in the summer of next year.
TOOL – comprised of Maynard James Keenan, Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor, and Danny Carey – will be heading into the UK and Europe for the first time since May of last year (2022). The band are currently in the middle of a tour of North America, which ends in February next year.
The tour starts at the ZAG Arena in Hannover, Germany on May 25th before continuing in Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome two days later. The band then heads into the United Kingdom for three shows, the first being at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham on May 30th and then heading to the AO Arena in Manchester on June 1st. They then conclude the UK part of the tour with a show at London’s 02 Arena two days later, on June 3rd.
TOOL then continue their tour on June 5th with a show at the FR Accor Arena in Paris, France. They will then subsequently play shows in Berlin, Wien, Stockholm, Budapest and many more. The tour ends with a show at Oslo’s Tons of Rock Festival on June 27th.
The bands last album was Fear Inoculum, released in 2019, with a massive 13-year gap between the album before that, 10,000 Days, released in 2006. The band blew up in 90’s with the single “Sober” in 1993 from the album, Undertow. The band later became renowned for albums Aenima in 1996 and Lateralus in 2001.
Bassist Justin Chancellor, spoke about how the band has been writing material for the next album, saying: “So we’ve got all the ingredients in place. We’ve just got to really bang it out and spend that time when we’re not touring”. When asked about any unreleased music, he said: “Tonnes from the last album. We have tonnes of ideas. But not recorded to the standard that we’d put on an album. Just kind of… lots of demoed stuff. And just tonnes of ideas that are just stored away.” Drummer Danny Carey, said “We have tons of material. It’s not going to take 12 years, or if it does, I’ll probably be so old I probably can’t pick up my sticks anymore! But my hope is we’ll do another record and just keep moving forward.”