10,000 Days. It’s been a whopping 25 years since their 1992 debut, Opiate, and in that time Tool cultivated an enigmatic image through artsy prog-metal overtones and the cult of vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Tool will be joined by other ’90s Lollapalooza alums such as alternative funk-tinged metal oddballs Primus and legendary sludge weirdos The Melvins. Electronica duo The Crystal Method will provide a break from the riffs.
A 10-year lapse in the release of new music would be a kiss of death for most bands. Not for Tool. Despite their relatively sparse discography, Tool created a lasting aura with the eclectic audiovisual sensory overload of their live shows; their following has remained rabid in the decade since 2006’s