Current Tours, Live, Music News, Tours - Australian — February 7, 2013 at 8:49 am

TOOL to tour Australia & New Zealand this April + May


The Frontier Touring Company announce the return of triple Grammy® award winning Californian prog-rockers Tool to Australia and New Zealand in 2013.

Taking time from recording their highly anticipated fifth studio album, vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor will be performing a series of headline shows across Australia and New Zealand this April / May.

Since the release of their debut EP Opiate more than 20 years ago, Tool have achieved remarkable critical acclaim and commercial success for both their studio releases and phenomenal live performances:

‘A symphony of distorted bliss and polyrhythmic elegance that’s as complex as it is catchy.’ – ArtistDirect

‘To know and love Tool is to know and love an intense multi-dimensional sound that reaches beyond a simple audio experience.’ – Examiner

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, 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 that Tool toured Australian shores, audiences were left entranced and enthralled by the awesome power and impact of a performance from the faultless quartet:

‘Just before they reach the song’s emotional height they take a left-turn into the extended instrumental version. It makes for one final surprise before Tool clock off for the night, no doubt having blown thousands of tiny minds in the process. I know the feeling.’ – The Vine

‘It’s these moments that separate Tool from the chasing pack, something quite intensely breathtaking to draw the crowd out of melody induced catatonia, this ability that suddenly makes hypnotic punters stand up and pay attention.’ – FasterLouder

Don’t miss the multi-sensory experience that is a performance by groundbreaking musicians Tool. With anticipation high and the promise of one of the first tastes of their much-awaited upcoming album, tickets will not last long!

APRIL & MAY 2013

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

Wed 8 May                 Auckland | Vector Arena                 (All Ages) | Ph: 0800 111 999 |

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