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Touring Down Under for the first time in four years, vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor take a break from the studio where they have been working on a follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days to share their “primal, poignant, poetic and as always utterly powerful” (ARTISTdirect, July 2010) music with Aussie music fans.
Formed in Los Angeles at the dawn of the ’90s, TOOL first caused tremors in 1993, with their debut album Undertow going platinum, winning praise for its dynamic take on metal and causing controversy with striking videos .for Sober and Prison Sex. Ænima followed in 1996 and Lateralus in 2001, both winning Grammys, taking the band further down a mind-bending rabbit-hole of artful and progressive alternative rock and inspiring an unwavering devotion in their ever-swelling audience.
“TOOL are so good they’re evil. In fact, it’s probably illegal to be as mind-blowing as they are because no other band is even comparable” (ARTISTdirect, July 2010).<.p>
From Lateralus to Stinkfist, you know the music. “TOOL are the thinking person’s metal band,” said The Age in 2006. “Cerebral and visceral, soft and heavy, melodic and abrasive, tender and brutal, familiar and strange, western and eastern, beautiful and ugly, taut yet sprawling and epic, they are a tangle of contradictions”. But, backed by a video and laser light show unlike any other, TOOL live is also “the kind of visual experience you'll probably never have again” (CHARTattack, August 2009).
“Maynard James Keenan and his art-prog-metal outfit unleashed a massive, magnificent multi-media assault that gene-spliced King Crimson on steroids with the coolest Laser Floyd show you could possibly imagine” (Jam! Music, July 2010).
Unmatched in the world of dark, heavy rock, California’s TOOL have over 20 years scorched themselves a place as “one of the best live bands in history” (ARTISTdirect). Be blinded by their light when they return for these two exciting solo shows in Australia this summer.
These are the ONLY Australian TOOL side shows outside of the Big Day Out dates.
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|Mon.24.Jan||Brisbane Entertainment Centre, BRISBANE||QLD|
|Wed.02.Feb||Sidney Myer Music Bowl, MELBOURNE||VIC|
|Fri.21.Jan||Big Day Out 2011, AUCKLAND||NZ|
|Sun.23.Jan||Big Day Out 2011, GOLD COAST||QLD|
|Wed.26.Jan||Big Day Out 2011, SYDNEY #1||NSW|
|Thu.27.Jan||Big Day Out 2011, SYDNEY #2||NSW|
|Sun.30.Jan||Big Day Out 2011, MELBOURNE||VIC|
|Fri.04.Feb||Big Day Out 2011, ADELAIDE||SA|
|Sun.06.Feb||Big Day Out 2011, PERTH||WA|
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