Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL intends to record some dates on its next North American tour for a live CD and DVD, according to Harddrive Radio. The initial dates for the outing have been announced, with the first confirmed show on March 15th in Las Vegas. Although TOOL tapes all its live shows, drummer Danny Carey told Launch that the band doesn't want to release each one as groups like PEARL JAM have done. "I doubt if we'll go that far with it, but we'll definitely be releasing some live DVDs and specific concerts that we feel strongly about," he said. "I think that's just a cooler way to do it. Pick the best stuff instead of just flood the market with a bunch of mediocre crap (laughs). No one can be their best every night. It's great that people may want all that, you know, if they're real hardcore fans, but I don't know, I think quality rather than quantity is a lot more important way to go."
Some tickets for the new tour begin going on sale this Saturday (January 27).
The stage production on the next TOOL jaunt will be "more intense" than the band's last trip, with computer animation and props possibly being included.
The band is supporting its fourth album, "10,000 Days", which has sold 1.4 million copies since arriving last May. The CD's next single is "Jambi".
TOOL is currently headlining the Big Day Out festival tour in Australia and New Zealand.
Confirmed TOOL North American tour dates:
Mar. 15 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
Mar. 16 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
Mar. 18 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
Mar. 20 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
Mar. 21 - Tucson, AZ - TCC Arena
Mar. 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
Mar. 24 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
Mar. 26 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Mar. 27 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center