TOOL Ends Five-Year Drought With '10,000 Days'

Launch Radio Networks has issued the following report: Today (Tuesday, May 2) is a big day for TOOL as the band releases its first album in five years, called "10,000 Days", and begins a North American tour in Seattle, Washington. The group's first opportunity to play some new material live came this past Sunday (April 30) at the Coachella festival. Drummer Danny Carey told Launch that the band usually figures out its new songs on the fly. "We've never been fortunate enough to perform our material live before we recorded it, so some of the songs we almost actually had to learn how to play live, you know, before we went out, and that was interesting," he said. "It always is, though. We've kind of stuck to the similar processes along the way, so we're used to it."

TOOL's performance on Sunday was the quartet's first U.S. show in four years and first Coachella appearance since playing at the debut festival in 1999.

The group's jam-heavy set featured a dose of tunes from "10,000 Days" in addition to favorites like "Stinkfist", "Aenima" and "Sober".

TOOL's 15-date mini-tour will finish up on May 22 in Boston. Singer Maynard James Keenan posted a message at the band's web site last week promising that the group would be back in the fall for fans who didn't get tickets to this month's shows.

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