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ADAM JONES Says TOOL Might “Dig A Couple Oldies Out” For Upcoming Tour

Tool is closing out their 2023 with a massive North American tour including stops at the Power Trip, Aftershock, and Louder Than Life festivals. While it’s pretty unlikely you’ll hear any new Tool songs debuted at the shows, guitarist Adam Jones tells Pollstar that you might hear some old stuff you haven’t heard in a while.

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“We’ve added to the show,” said Jones. “We haven’t played all the markets and definitely want people to see what we’re doing. We might dig a couple oldies out and angle our set list a little bit, and the rhythm of it. And we got some new visuals, which are very cool.”

On the contrary, you shouldn’t expect an all-old school set either. According to vocalist Maynard James Keenan in a recent interview, he’s simply getting too old to do a set of all old Tool tracks.

“Old cars… Ya know, just like an old Barracuda man, just tearing up the streets. You try to do that with an old Barracuda now and it’s gonna break. Some thing is… Ya know, you just can’t do that. So I think with age you find ways to sing the thing where it’s not creating damage. You can actually recreate it without having to pick a scab, emotionally and literally, like hurting yourself.

“So I think my writing has changed over the years, and I can do some of those songs. I can’t do a whole set of those songs. I can pepper them in, so I can still do some of those things, but you can’t… If you’re actually sitting down and thinking about it, you can’t expect some of those dudes, (from) back in the day, to do the thing they did… 30 years ago, 40 years ago. You can’t expect that out of that body. Your body doesn’t do those things forever.”

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Get the dates below and get your tickets here.

9/22 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
10/3 Loveland, CO Budweiser Event Center
10/6 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
10/8 Indio, CA Power Trip
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT Delta Center
10/12 Idaho Falls, ID Mountain America Center
10/14 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
10/15 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
10/17 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center
10/19 Portland, OR Moda Center
10/20 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
10/22 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place Arena
10/23 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
10/25 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
10/27 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
10/29 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Center
10/31 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/1 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
11/3 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boiling Arena
11/4 Charleston, WV Charleston Coliseum
11/6 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
11/7 Allentown, PA PPL Center
11/10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
11/13 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
11/15 Boston, MA TD Garden
11/16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11/19 Montreal, QC Bell Center
11/20 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
11/21 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena

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