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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165

    I've been in the back of the arena / venue, had seats as close as 11th row and also got up close to the rail in GA around 10 years ago..... I would take those up close seats all day every day... laser / light show be damned.

    Watching Justin from 11th row in Bangor two years ago was awesome, he really enjoys playing those shows.


  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,617
    hedonist said:
    PJNB said:

    Looks similar to the Puscifer one we got at the LA show in 2015.


    I'm so looking forward this next album.  They just keep spiraling out......
    One is a scarab and the other is a Lucha Libre?

    I don't see any resemblance.
    The artwork is comparable to my old eyes.  I especially love that the image changes (as above) when lit.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,617
    Show in KC last night was awesome! Got to witness it from the 9th row. 
    Isn't further back actually a better spot?  I enjoyed them from the back rather than being up close.  There is a lot to take in.

    Also what outfit is Maynard wearing now since the riot suit is supposed to be retired?
    Saw them further back last time in 2016. Sound wasn’t great then in the back corner of the arena. The sound was incredible this time around. It was amazing watching Adam and Danny up close. 
    First time we saw them was in the "pit" at the Forum in LA (there were maybe 50 of us there; we stood back a ways); sound was decent.

    Staples Center, from way up high.  What a feast!  It was one of my best visual / aural experiences.  Good venue for shows.

    Last time was at the Nokia Theatre; we were about ten rows in on the floor.  The best yet.  And the sound was incredible.

    I don't need to see Maynard to get lost in that voice!  The band and artwork are such beauties in themselves.
  • DeadmanDeadman Posts: 663
    Last night’s show was amazing.
  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 883
    Chicago was a short festival set but man, it was freaking good!!


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  • VitalogensiaVitalogensia Posts: 1,194
    Awesome!  I was side stage in Hampton, so I couldn't see the screens too well. 
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,220
    Any more album news? We have release date and two new songs, any other rumours, art, new songs? 
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 30,697
    Any more album news? We have release date and two new songs, any other rumours, art, new songs? 
    was thinking about this the other day. Nothing yet, not even the album title. Watch us not get anything else until like the day before.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165
    Personally, the only thing I’m desperate for is the announcement of more US tour dates. 
    I’ve waited this long for the new album, I can wait a little longer.

  • JT167846JT167846 Posts: 178
    Blair just posted the newsletter and said he hoped to have something next month. Though the timing is ambiguous as due to travelling I don't know if he posted it on the 31st or the 1st. Another way of fucking with us I guess.

    From what I've read there aren't many songs but all are very long. So my guess is 5-7 songs and Danny is rumoured to have a synth solo or something to that effect. TBH Lateralus and 10KD had 6-7 ideas, some huge some not so, so expecting maybe 9-10 tracks including segues and a possible 2 disc set like Metallica's Hardwired i.e. not a double album just double discs. Packaging is probably the reason for the release date being so late-MJK said summer isn't generally a good time to release-spring and autumn are-so this should ensure not only a better release time and more sales but also time to get the packaging exactly right as per Adam's specs.

    Keep an eye on the setlists as they start their European tour in Berlin this evening. Very jealous.
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  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 13,084
    JT167846 said:
    Blair just posted the newsletter and said he hoped to have something next month. Though the timing is ambiguous as due to travelling I don't know if he posted it on the 31st or the 1st. Another way of fucking with us I guess.

    From what I've read there aren't many songs but all are very long. So my guess is 5-7 songs and Danny is rumoured to have a synth solo or something to that effect. TBH Lateralus and 10KD had 6-7 ideas, some huge some not so, so expecting maybe 9-10 tracks including segues and a possible 2 disc set like Metallica's Hardwired i.e. not a double album just double discs. Packaging is probably the reason for the release date being so late-MJK said summer isn't generally a good time to release-spring and autumn are-so this should ensure not only a better release time and more sales but also time to get the packaging exactly right as per Adam's specs.

    Keep an eye on the setlists as they start their European tour in Berlin this evening. Very jealous.
    It’ll probably be the same setlist they’ve been playing. They’re pretty stubborn when it comes to changing it up. Sucks that they’re so reliant on their video presentation. It’d be much better if they’d just post random psych visuals and play whatever they wanted night to night.
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  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,614
    I have a friend at the show right now that I met in 2018 when in Germany. Pretty fucking lucky and hope we get some more dates soon for the rest of NA. 
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165
    https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/tool/2019/mercedes-benz-arena-berlin-germany-1391b91d.html

    Nothing new in Berlin tonight 

    i would be ecstatic to get Intolerance... after 12 shows that’s one of the few I’ve never heard. 

  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165
    The poster is badass too... it’s the same design as what they used last year, but the colors are beautiful

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ToolBand/comments/bw2j3m/berlin_poster/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,614
    Video from my friend last night. Really itching to see these guys this year. 


    PJ
    2013 Worcester 1 & 2
    2016 Quebec, Toronto 2, Fenway 1&2, Wrigley 2
    2018 Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Seattle 2, Wrigley 2, Fenway 1&2 

    EV
    2017 Firenze, Taormina 1 & 2
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 3,165
    Definitely not a fan of Maynard’s 2019 look for Tool.
    https://twitter.com/toolpusciferapc/status/1137349356552634368?s=21

  • chittychitty Posts: 398
    It's a long shot I am sure, but I will be in Amsterdam for work next week. Anyone have one extra ticket for the Tool June 18 show? Please DM me if so. Willing to pay a bit more then face value or such.
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