Fans have been eagerly awaiting a new Tool album since their 2006 studio album, 10,000 Days. It has felt like an eternity but now, after what has felt like a lifetime of waiting and hoping, we’ve finally been given an official release date.
It’s ACTUALLY happening Tool fans!
Back in January, fans were sent into a panic when they received a Google alert saying that Tool had dropped a new album, only to realize that it wasn’t a new album from the band they were hoping for.
Of course, they soon realized nothing was as it seems and Google mistakenly mixed up Tool with a SoundCloud rapper named TOOL$.
Between that unfortunate mix-up and Keenan’s promise of new music in 2019, fans have been on high alert for any news regarding the band’s new album.
Now, during last night’s Tool concert, the band finally revealed the album’s release date.
During the May 7 show in Birmingham, Alabama a video screen flashed a date before the band’s encore set—”August 30th.”
Frontman Maynard Keenan encouraged fans in attendance to share the news via social media, with the band soon sharing the reveal from their own accounts as well.
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— Trey Smith (@TreySmithy) May 8, 2019
— TOOL effing TOOL (@Tool) May 8, 2019
— Nick Saban’s Statue (@SabansStatue) May 8, 2019
A few days before, Tool performed two brand new songs during their Welcome To Rockville set, “Invincible” and “Descending.”
Both songs are expected to appear on the band’s forthcoming album.
Are you excited to finally have a release date? Sound off in the comments below!