Tool kick off their tour with a headlining appearance at the Welcome to Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday (May 5th), and Jones took to Instagram late last night to share a video clip of him playing an intricate riff on a patriotic guitar while sporting a Devo t-shirt (watch below).
Jones captioned the clip, “Getting ready for Sunday,” along with the hashtags, “#TOOL #TOOLlive #Nomad #Bitesize #lovethenonhaters #WelcomeToRockvilleFestival #Rockville #RockvilleFestival2019 #RockvilleFestival #Jacksonville #Florida #America #MakingDreamsComeTrue #TheFastingIsOver #BG.”
While there’s no telling whether the music is from a song on what will be the band’s first album in 13 years, fans went crazy for the guitar part on Instagram, with comments like, “I need more! I could listen to this forever!” and “Wow wow wow! Can’t wait for the album drop: it’s going to be explosive!”
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Meanwhile, just this morning (May 1st), Maynard James Keenan took to Twitter (see below) to suggest that the band will debut new music on their US tour. The singer posted a photo of the band, with a thought bubble of him thinking, “Feeling cute. Might play some new material on this upcoming tour. idk”, and the other band members reacting with “Like Button,” “F*ckin’ A!,” and “innit.”
Along with the new music tease comes news that Los Angeles act All Souls will open for Tool on all their non-festival US dates this month. The band’s 2018 self-titled debut featured Tool drummer Danny Carey performing on the track “Sadist/Servant”.
As fans anxiously await the new Tool album, we are approaching the time window that Keenan mentioned when he tweeted in February that the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days should arrive “between mid May and mid July” of this year.
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) May 1, 2019