Tool released its latest album, "10,000 Days", in the spring of 2006, five years after its previous effort, "Lateralus". The group intends to stay on tour until at least the end of 2007 before taking a break, but bassist Justin Chancellor told Launch Radio Networks that he doesn't think fans will have to wait another half decade for the next Tool record. "Honestly, I don't know," he said. "We're in the second year of this tour already and it won't be long before people have said it's five years already. If we finish touring by, say, next January or February, once we've taken a little time off, it's almost unavoidable that it's gonna be a little while. I mean, honestly, I think everyone's getting a bit older, and I have a feeling we'll want to get on with it sooner than later this time."
Tool is currently on a North American tour that bring the band to Cincinnati on Friday night (June 29). The trek ends on July 18, after which the group will head to Europe in August and September.
"10,000 Days" has sold 1.5 million copies since its release in May of 2006.
Billboard recently reported that Tool is mulling the idea of making a band movie. Guitarist Adam Jones said, "We all have ideas about it. If I had my way, it would be a narrative story in a surreal fashion with as much money and special effects as we could throw at it...It's just talk right now."
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.