Savvy/obsessive Tool fans got their chakras all in a bunch last week, when Ticketmaster posted two Tool shows for 2012, without any word from the band or publicists. The offerings were short-lived, disappearing as quickly as they came and leaving would-be ticket buyers confused and annoyed.
Silver lining arrived Monday, when the tour dates reappeared on Ticketmaster’s site with confirmed Tool dates. Unfortunately, there just aren’t that many to get excited about:
Jan. 14 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, NV.
Jan 17 at the Tucson Arena in Tucson, AZ
Jan. 18 at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, NM.
Jan. 24 at the Huntington Center in Toledo, OH.
Jan. 29 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ,
Deb. 8 at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, GA,
Tickets go on sale for the shows starting Dec. 16. Find event details for the shows on Ticketmaster’s website.
Sandwiching these dates is frontman Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer project, who have also announced a stretch of tour dates for next year as a follow-up to their current Conditions of My Parole tour (which is really quite incredible, for those who haven’t seen it). Puscifer’s tour starts Feb. 23 in Austin, Texas, and closes out March 18 in Escondido, CA. Learn more at Puscifer.com, and see where Puscifer’s latest ended up on our list of the 20 Best Albums of 2011.