In early MarchTool confirmed that they were in the studio working on their highly anticipated follow-up to 10,000 Days, the band’s last studio album, which was released in 2006. In the time since, the members of Tool have been teasing hints about the new album, posting photos and short videos to Instagram to preview what they’re working on.

Since there’s no set date for the new album’s release, it seems like music fans might need to practice a little patience before the new album is finally revealed in full. However, fans who are really eager to learn more about the new album and the band’s creative process will have the chance to participate in intimate clinics with the Los Angeles-based rock quartet. Today, Tool has announced that around Tool’s upcoming festival appearances at Northern Invasion on May 13th and at Rock On The Range on May 20th, Tool guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey, and bassist Justin Chancellor will host a series of special music clinics in six different U.S. cities.

While it seems that frontman Maynard James Keenan may be opting out of these special sessions, the series still offers fans a truly special experience. Per a press release, the trio will “walk attendees through a handful of the band’s songs, from the process of writing them to playing them live. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions via an open discussion, as well as mingle with the band following the session.” The press release also notes that “ticket holders will receive commemorative merchandise, exclusive to the series of events and limited to the number of people in attendance. An accompanying, traveling exhibit will be on display at each event, featuring unique items from Tool’s history.”

You can snag tickets for this special fan experience on Friday, April 13th, when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. (local). You can check out Tool’s upcoming music clinic and tour dates below.


Tool 2018 Tour Dates:

05/11 – St. Paul, MN @ The Myth *
05/13 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
05/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic *
05/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room *
05/16 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
05/17 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! *
05/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre *
05/20 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range

* = Music Clinic with Adam Jones, Danny Carey, and Justin Chancellor

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[H/T Consequence Of Sound]