Tool Kick Off Their Latest Tour


Though they've been in the studio working on a new album, Tool stuck to old favorites when the group opened its latest tour on Tuesday night (March 4) in Spokane, Wash.

The quartet played a two-hour, 10-song set -- split by a 13-minute intermission -- that opened with "Hooker With a Penis" and worked its way through "Vicarious," "Schism," "Pushit," "Intension," "Lateralus," "Jambi," "Forty-Six & 2" and "AEnema" before finishing with "Stinkfest."

Drummer Danny Carey also played a solo, while frontman Maynard James Keenan stayed largely in the back of the stage amidst smoke and lighting effects.

There were no new songs nor anything from Tool's 1993 debut album, "Undertow." The group plays again tonight (March 6) in Portland, Ore., and has 13 more shows before wrapping up March 27 in Phoenix, including a two-night stand in San Francisco and a pair of shows in Mexico.

Frontman Maynard James Keenan, meanwhile, will be celebrating his 50th birthday by performing with his other two bands -- A Perfect Circle and Puscifer -- on May 10 and 11 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

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