Tool at Cedar Park Center 6/22

I know it seems way too early into May to start thinking about what concerts you’re wanting to see in JUNE, but… we’re telling you about this show early because tickets (which go on sale TOMORROW) are going to sell out fast.  So, heads up. Everyone’s favorite, Grammy award-winning American rock/metal band, Tool, is coming in to Austin on Tuesday, June 22nd, to play at the indoor arena in Cedar Park Center.

Paul D’Armour, Adam Jones, Maynard James Keenan, and Danny Carey practically fumbled into a band in Los Angeles back in 1990, but it only took a few performances (3 months later) for record companies to fight for the rights to Tool‘s new progressive, alt metal sound. The band’s name is “exactly what it sounds like,” Keenan explained, “we are… your tool; use as a catalyst in your process of finding out whatever it is you need to find out, or whatever it is you’re trying to achieve.” Their first full length album, Undetow, came out in 1993 and exhibited a groovy metal sound when the genre at the time was dominated by thrash metal. They soon became the premier poster children for the alternative metal scene, and the band has perpetuated an evolution of sound, musical experimentation, and visual arts for the past two decades.

Tool has been described as a “style-transgressing act”–part progressive metal and part art rock, well-known for an incorporation of  visual arts and long/complex releases. Their combination of hard rock with progressive structures, irregular time signatures, and thoughtful/controversial lyrics put them at the forefront of their genre and pushed them through two decades of metal music lovers and censorship critics. While encountering a number of public problems for some of their more “unfiltered” material, the band has always strived to use their controversy to protest censorship and have stayed true to their original vision. They’ve been described (by Patrick Donovan of The Age) as “the thinking person’s metal band. Cerebral and visceral, soft and heavy, melodic and abrasive, tender and brutal, familiar and strange, western and eastern, beautiful and ugly, taut yet sprawling and epic, they are a tangle of contradictions.”  With three Grammy awards under their belts and six incredible albums spanning almost twenty years, Tool continues to solidify themselves as music legends, especially as they keep playing worldwide to critical acclaim and to the vast number of loyal, crazed Tool-fanatics.

Tickets to see Tool go on sale TOMORROW, so head over to the Do512 event page to find out how to get them and to get more information. And I’ll tell you one more time: this.will.sell.out. SO, get them ASAP!


May 7, 2010. Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. musicmissionary replied:

    Hey, I just saw them in Cedar Park and made a blog post about the show. Did you end up going?

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