Italian concert promoter Live In Italy has announced that TOOL will be playing three headlining dates in June. The group's itinerary is now shaping up as follows:
Apr. 29-30 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
Jun. 2-4 - GER @ Rock am Ring / Rock im Park Festivals
Jun. 3-5 - NETH @ Pinkpop Festival
Jun. 16-18 - Interlaken, SWI @ Greenfield Festival
Jun. 19 - Milano, ITA @ Forum
Jun. 21 - Roma, ITA @ Centrale Del Tennis Foro Italico
Jun. 22 - Bologna, ITA @ Land Rover Arena
Jun. 29 - Jul. 2 - Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Festival
Jul. 4-8 - NOR @ Quart Festival (to be confirmed)
Aug. 25-27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
As previously reported, TOOL's brand-new album was mastered on Tuesday, January 31 at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine by Bob Ludwig. The members of the band were present during the mastering, according to a posting on Toolband.com.
TOOL's first CD since 2001's "Lateralus" is tentatively scheduled for release in late April or early May. A video directed by guitarist Adam Jones is also said to be in the works, with members of the band preparing to embark on an an international press tour for the new effort. Photos taken during the recording of the LP, which were posted on Jones' online blog, showed that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme, MELVINS guitarist King Buzzo and ISIS frontman Aaron Turner had stopped into the studio during the sessions. It's not yet known whether the guests will appear on the album.