With Special guest: Elder
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 & SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Public On-sale: Friday, October 13 @10am
Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com
Nothing about Tool’s dark, prog-leaning music is orthodox — and neither are the rock band’s concerts. Unlike most vocalists, Maynard James Keenan prefers to hang back away from the front of the stage. Sometimes he’s shrouded in darkness, and other times he’s illuminated by colorful, immersive videos — and lets his bandmates take center stage. That frees up Tool’s instrumentalists to let loose. Drummer Danny Carey pounds away with both finesse and aggression on a massive rig, while guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor thrash and slash in mesmerizing ways.
Tool are no strangers to the road. In fact, they’ve learned from the best. In the 1990s, the band toured with groups like Corrosion of Conformity, Rage Against the Machine, and White Zombie, but grew popular enough to headline Lollapalooza 1997 and even do gigs with heroes King Crimson in the early ’00s. These days, Tool are known for headlining festivals like Epicenter and Chicago Open Air — that is, when they’re not headlining (and filling) arenas on their own tours.