- 12:53 PM, May 20
Satisfyingly made such a brilliant return to music industry with the worldwide success of album “10,000 Days”, Tool seems very prepared to keep generating sensation for the rest of 2006 judging from the hectic schedule they slated to undergo after their North American tour that has been held in this year's spring. Continuing their European tour for the whole month of June up to July 9 going around Germany, France, Italy and Poland among others, the band has already confirmed their upcoming performances in series of music events for August, much to the fans' delight for sure. Also scheduled to gig in Seoul, South Korea at its Olympic Main Stadium by August 15, they will first appear at Street Scene Festival in San Diego on August 5 to then head for Japan to headline the Summer Sonic Festival on date 12 and 13 before joining the line-up of Reading Festival set to be held from date 25 to 27 in the town of Reading, Berkshire, England.
Widely recognized for introducing dark, vaguely underground metal to the preening pretentiousness of art rock, Tool originated in Los Angeles, California after a talented young guitarist named Adam Thomas Jones (born on January 15, 1965 in Park Ridge, Illinois) convinced his friend, Maynard James Keenan (born James Herbert Keenan on April 17, 1964 in Ravenna, Ohio) to try a career in music following his discharge from the U.S Army. In his search for other musicians to compile the band's line-up, Jones then invited his another pal, Paul d'Amour (born on June 8, 1968 in Spokane, Washington) to join in as the bassist, but still could not find the appropriate one to fill the drummer position. Fortunately, the problem was quickly solved when his former bandmate from Electric Sheep, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine introduced him to Kansas-native Daniel Edwin Carey (born on May 10, 1961 in Paola) and so completing the troupe's formation as a quartet in 1990.
Relied on Keenan in vocal, Tool delightfully found itself inked deal shortly thereafter with Volcano Records and Zoo Entertainment, a subsidiary of BMG, to thus release their first commercial effort, “Opiate”, on March 10, 1992. An EP containing six extremely dark songs plus a hidden track entitled “The Gaping Lotus Experience”, the work was quite successful in gaining the band initial public notice, particularly through single “Hush” of which music video controversially featured all