Saturday, 4/28/07

Another festival, this time with Silverchair!

Tool is set to play the 'Area 4 Festival' in Germany this summer.
Kudos to Dimi.
Friday, 4/27/07

Party like its 1999!

"My big ol country boner wont go down!" . For those of you who remember 1999, a certain band opened for 'a perfect circle' at the viper room. The band was "Recreational Racism" and there is one of the songs played that night.
thanks to rob for the tip.

Verbose RSS feed now available!

You may not have noticed, but you can now get both lite & verbose versions of the news feed here at the Tool Hotline. The url to plug into your feed reader is - check it out. If you still don't know about RSS and News Feeds, take a few moments and read up at the wikipedia entry on the topic. Thanks for your patience.
Wednesday, 4/25/07

Brixton Academy

For those of you in London, tickets for Tool at the Brixton Academy August 21st,went on presale over at
Ticketmaster today. Stay tuned for more UK dates.
Thanks to sleepz and all the others who sent this in.

Summerfest 07

Tool is set for this year's Summerfest . They will be on stage July 4th.
Thanks to all ye who reported.
Monday, 4/23/07

Grand Rapids *update*

According to ticketmaster the Grand Rapids, MI show will be july 5th with presales on april 28th. This hasnt been officially updated yet but just in case.
thanks to Phil Skiba for the tip.
Saturday, 4/21/07

Adam to be part of L.A. benefit

For those in the L.A. area...

The official site is reporting that our favorite guitar player will be part of the Tall Totem Pole art and music benefit on Friday, May 4th. What Adam will be doing, exactly, isn't mentioned, but it's a great cause and sure to be a good time. You can read more about it at the aforementioned link [just scroll down a bit to find it.]
Friday, 4/20/07

Tour dates added and updated

According to ToolBand new tour dates have been added
09 Jul HAMILTON, ON CANADA Copps Coliseum
10 Jul Montreal, QC CANADA Bell Center
12 Jul Boston, MA US Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
13 Jul Portland, ME US Cumberland Civic center
14 Jul Albany, NY US Times Forum Union
16 Jul Reading, PA US Sovereign Center
as well as dates changed
29 Jun Little Rock, AR
01 Jul Cincinnati, OH
03 Jul Detroit, MI
and for those of you in Grand Rapids, your show is currently TBA(to be announced).

Ticket presale info

Sorry for the delay in reporting(been caught up with the new nine inch nails release "year zero") but there will be presales beginning today for toolarmy
members with public sales beginning tomorrow. The shows on sale are:
St. Louis
Cedar Rapids
Bossier City
Ft.. Worth
St. Paul
Toolarmy members check your email for directions.
Friday, 4/13/07

Tool returning to the US! (*Updated*)

We've received word from Mike M. that Tool should be returning to the states soon for shows. Here is the email was sent from his local radio station, 105.7 The Point:

It's the show everyone has been waiting for! Tool returns to St. Louis on Friday, June 22nd at The Scottrade Center. Tickets are $35, $45 and $55, and go on sale Saturday, April 21st at Noon. Listen to The Point all next week, though, because we'll have your chance to win them before you can buy them! Starting Monday, listen all week at 7:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:00pm for your cue to text the keyword TOOL to 48258. Be the 200th texter and you'll score a pair of tickets to see Tool! You gotta listen to win!"

Update: And now we have been told by Kyle that Toolband has updated with more dates. Here they are:

June 5 - Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
June 7 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
June 8 - Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
June 9 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hotel
June 13 - Winston-Salem, NC @Joel Lawrence Coliseum
June 15 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
June 17 - Little Rock, AR @ Alltell Arena
June 19 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center
June 20 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
June 22 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Arena
June 26 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Center
June 27 - Chicago, IL @ Sears Center
June 29 - Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
July 1 - Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Amphitheatre
July 3 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Thursday, 4/12/07

TOOL/NIN Festival Tour cont.,

Austria's Frequency Festival has confirmed the co-headliners of Tool and our friends Nine Inch Nails for a continuation of the greatest festival tour in recent memory. For us american fans, lets hope we get some of this love also.
Thanks for the (link-less)tip gunnar.

Tool Hotline store reopens, + more changes

I realize things are kind of slow at the moment, but that makes it a good time for me as a webmaster to implement some much needed upgrades and general sweeping-out-of-cobwebs on this site -- some major upgrades behind the scenes, and some tweaks and bugfixes on the public end. It's hard to believe the site's been up for over a year now...

Firstly, our affiliate store with Goodrock is open again -- now it takes Paypal, Google Checkout, mailorders, all kinds of fun stuff. I'm working on a skin for the store this week/weekend, but you can browse it now for the lowest prices on official Tool gear that I can find. Seriously, shirts that cost $40 on tour are $12.99 each here, and it's officially licensed merchandise, not bootleg crap. Hell, if you're super cheap, there's a sale on 1.5" eye/chakra buttons, $0.80 a pop.

Secondly, I've been working on some alternate skins for the site. I still really love the one we currently use, designed by Bryce Miller, but variety is the spice of life. Thirdly, I was considering putting together a nice lyrics database. Might even do a giganto Tool Music Collectors website, if the demand is there.

Also, look forward to a much improved RSS feed in the next week or so. Definitely a highly requested item. Got any other ideas? Tell me!
Wednesday, 4/11/07

Festival news

Tool has been confirmed for the Rock En Seine festival, in Paris.
thanks to Moon for the tip.

Viva Italia!

As reported over at The NIN Hotline by Swindley, Tool will be co-headlining the Independent Days Festival in Italy on September 2nd. That's pretty much all I have to say since I can't read Italian and can't post here what is over at the festival page. Enjoy the show you lucky sons....
Tuesday, 4/03/07

Sziget Festival

For those of you who have spent nights praying for a nine inch nails/tool tour, your dreams have not come true, unless you live or plan on going to Budapest, Hungary this summer as both bands are confirmed for the Sziget Festival.
Monday, 4/02/07

Its Madness!

*update* round three has begun and currently tool is down by a few votes but i think thats because people are freaking out about tool maybe playing a goth festival(martin). Well, calm down and get tool into round 4 with your vote and dont forget you can vote for Bowie next year.