Tool has nailed down the details for a couple of new shows that will take place during the group's upcoming summer tour, which gets underway next month.
New to the prog-metal veterans' schedule is the tour's first foray into Canada (Aug. 5 in Toronto), and an Aug. 7 engagement in Cincinnati. Those two dates bring the band's current schedule (shown below) to a total of 13 stops, including an Aug. 8 performance at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival.
continues to support its most recent album, "10,000 Days
," which surfaced in the spring of 2006, debuted at the top of The Billboard 200 and earned the group two Grammy nominations. Rumors of an impending fifth studio album are swirling, though no confirmed information has been released.
In addition to prepping for his band's imminent tour, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan is tackling a promotional tour to hype wine produced by his Arizona-based Stronghold Vineyards, which he co-founded in 2007. The singer/winemaker has a series of wine signings lined up this month, details for which are posted at Stronghold Vineyards' website.
"It's not a side project," Keenan said of his foray into the wine industry during an interview with LiveDaily last summer. "This is my future. I'm not The Rolling Stones. I'm not going to tour forever. It's my legacy."
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