have finally unveiled the four dates and venues of their U.S. mini-tour. Curiously, the band has chosen to ignore their native Los Angeles but will be passing through Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and New York City in mid-May before heading off to Europe, where they'll begin a month's worth of gigs on May 25th at Holland's legendary Dynamo Festival. Tickets for the U.S. shows will go on sale May 5th.
The first stateside gig, May 15th in Atlanta, will coincide with the release of Lateralus
, Tool's first album of new material in five years. The first single from the disc, "Schism," will hit radio May 6th though fans who log onto www.toolband.com
can hear it beginning May 1st. A video for the track, written and directed by Tool guitarist Adam Jones, should hit the small screen in the next few weeks.
Upcoming Tool dates:
5/15: Atlanta, The Tabernacle
5/17: Chicago, The Riviera
5/18: Detroit, State Theater
5/20: New York, Hammerstein Ballroom
Written by GREG HELLER
for RollingStone.com News