A few UK headline 2024 dates announced. Surprised to see them back so soon, works for me though as I skipped them last run and really regretted it
I’m surprised too. Great to see them back, but I was hoping the arrangement might be a bit different, as last year they played the O2 on a Monday night, and they’re doing exactly the same again next year. Would like to have seen them at a different venue, or at least on a weekend!
Ideally I’d like to know how different or similar it’ll be to last year before I book, but there’s no way to know, so I’ll probably just go for it, as it was fantastic last time and I’m certain to have massive FOMO when it comes around if I don’t.
the setlists on the current US tour are a bit different, but not great…at least for me personally
at the same time I bought my o2 tickets this morning via toolarmy presale (20+ year old account still works and don’t have to pay every year for it!) like a mug
How much were tickets
£135 inc fees per ticket for 2nd row - I was lucky (if you can call it that…) as most of the front block tickets on the floor were either platinum ones at £250ish a go, or piled into shitty VIP ones for about £450 each
Level 4 was about £80 I think? I think everything downstairs was at least £100 though
platinum pricing is not ok anyway, but sticking it in a pre-sale which you technically have to pay to access is next level greed from Maynard and the gang
Yeah, this will probably be why I don’t bother. Saw them last year from the nosebleedingest nosebleeds at the O2 and had a great time, but I’d need a little more than one each from Aenima, Lateralus and Undertow to justify shelling out that much again. The unspoken threat with Tool is always that this will be the last chance to see them, and it wouldn’t surprise me if that turned out to be the case, but I’ve seen them four times already so won’t feel too put out if this is it.
I remember shrugging my shoulders last time they played the UK pre 2019 thinking they’ll be back soon, I was quite wrong I’ll even take sets with the pot and jambi these days
that “face value” is very much the top end of what i’d pay to see them now though, and only paying that as its such a good seat. Had the option for front row centre at £400ish a ticket but its just too much ( I got through into the pre-sale at bang on 10am I should add so had pick of pretty much everything)
Impossible to reconcile those prices with Tool, especially as the setlists won’t cover the ground I’d really want them to.
Will have to be happy with the memories from 2001 Ozzfest and Brixton, and (to a lesser extent) 2006 at Wembley.
If there ends up being a cheapish seat up in the gods, I’ll probably bite out of fomo.
Apparently Manchester is 1st June, and I would have been all over it except Fortress Festival is that weekend, which I already have a ticket for. I’d be more gutted if the Fortress line up wasn’t so spectacular!
Manchester last year was great even though we were in the nosebleeds.
This information saves me even bothering to log into the O2 presale, get as far as entering credit card info and let the increased FOMO carry me into buying. Thank you for saving me from that!
The last O2 show was great, but…
Yep, the whole hiding of ticket price thing is bullshit
I know ticket prices have gone crazy, but I paid £67 per ticket for decent seats to see them in exactly the same venue a year ago. This is really an incredible level of price inflation. I normally think ‘fuck it, YOLO’ when it comes to the bands I’ve loved since I was a lot younger, but as I’m already carrying the cost of ridiculously expensive tickets for two gigs I’m not going to for over half a year (Taylor Swift and Springsteen), I may need to draw the line on this one…
Maynard said something about cramming 5 years of touring into two years because covid etc etc. Also he needs money to keep trying to make Puscifer happen.
Got tix for London. More out of obligation to my younger self I think! Never seen them so it has to be done. Pleasant surprise for me that Night Verses are supporting too.
Spotted on facebook t’other day;
JUSTIN CHANCELLOR On New TOOL: “We’re All Getting Older, So We’re Determined To Get This One Cooking A Bit Quicker This Time”
I’ll believe it when I see it Justin. “A bit quicker” could still be 5+ years for Tool!
I remember when 10,000 days came out 5 years after Lateralus and thinking “it will be 2011 when the next one comes out at this rate and I’ll be old and grown-up” and being really worried about how fast life was going. If you had told me then the next one would be released in 2019 I’d have probably had a nervous breakdown.
Think of all the time he could’ve saved over the years by not Capitalising Every Single Word He Types
That also tells me it could be the last and they want to move on. Which tbh is fine by me.