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Tool Announce Auckland Show in May

Tool Announce Auckland Show in May

Thursday 7th February, 2013 9:30AM

Tool have announced their return to New Zealand for a one off Auckland show this May. They have played twice in recent years as part of the Big Day Out (2007 and 2011), but this will be their first headline show since 2001. The announcement comes amidst rumours of a forthcoming release from the progressive metal stalwarts though maybe not this year now according to a recent interview with frontman Maynard James Keenan.  Here are the details of the show and below are a couple of their classic video clips...

Wednesday 8th May, Vector Arena, Auckland (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 9th May, Vector Arena, Auckland (ON SALE NOW)

Ticketing details: a 24 hour Frontier Member presale begins next Thurdsay (14th Feb) via and general public sale begins 9am Tuesday19th February via Ticketmaster (if there are any left which is unlikely).

'Sober' from Undertow (1993)

'Stinkfist' from Ænima (1996)

Press Release:


The Frontier Touring Company announce the return of triple Grammy® award winning Californian prog-rockers Tool to Australia and New Zealand in 2013.

Taking time from recording their highly anticipated fifth studio album, vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor will be performing a series of headline shows across Australia and New Zealand this April / May.

Since the release of their debut EP Opiate more than 20 years ago, Tool have achieved remarkable critical acclaim and commercial success for both their studio releases and phenomenal live performances:

‘A symphony of distorted bliss and polyrhythmic elegance that’s as complex as it is catchy.’ - ArtistDirect

‘To know and love Tool is to know and love an intense multi-dimensional sound that reaches beyond a simple audio experience.’ - Examiner

Tool have perfected a genre-transcending sound that can be likened to fine art, interlaced with atypical time signatures, intricate drumming patterns and a resonance with a force that awakens the senses.

Beyond their groundbreaking sonic work, Tool have also come to prominence for their efforts in unifying the arts. Some of their countless contributions to the arts include the Grammy® award winning 3D album packaging for 10,000 Days, music videos that stand alone as pieces of cinematic brilliance and live shows that include elaborate lighting installations, spectacular laser displays and video displays as brilliant as the performances themselves.

The last time that Tool toured Australian shores, audiences were left entranced and enthralled by the awesome power and impact of a performance from the faultless quartet:

‘Just before they reach the song’s emotional height they take a left-turn into the extended instrumental version. It makes for one final surprise before Tool clock off for the night, no doubt having blown thousands of tiny minds in the process. I know the feeling.’ – The Vine

‘It’s these moments that separate Tool from the chasing pack, something quite intensely breathtaking to draw the crowd out of melody induced catatonia, this ability that suddenly makes hypnotic punters stand up and pay attention.’ - FasterLouder

Don’t miss the multi-sensory experience that is a performance by groundbreaking musicians Tool. With anticipation high and the promise of one of the first tastes of their much-awaited upcoming album, tickets will not last long!


Frontier Members pre-sale via 12noon AEDT, Thursday 14 February to 12noon AEDT, Friday 15 February General public on sale from 9am local time, Tuesday 19 February

Sat 27 Apr Melbourne | Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Tue 30 Apr Adelaide | AEC Arena (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Fri 3 May Sydney | Allphones Arena (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Mon 6 May Brisbane | Entertainment Centre (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Wed 8 May Auckland | Vector Arena (All Ages) | Ph: 0800 111 999


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