Back in June, we told you Tool is playing their only show of 2015 this Halloween in Tempe, AZ with Primus and Coheed and Cambria. Since that announcement, Tool has unveiled a special VIP event the day before Marquee Theatre.
The price? Oh, only $500.
But what does the $500 get you?
Well, you get to look at a gallery of "rare artwork and mementos," you get a photo opportunity with the band, you can participate in a live Q&A with the band (where I'm sure all the questions will revolve around how long until the next album is released) and you get a mystery VIP merchandise pack "with specialty items." Tool also make it clear that you'll be able to purchase (!) additional festival merch at the event.
I understand the necessity for VIP packages in today's shrinking economy for musicians, but this is taking the idea to a whole new exploitive level. Maybe this is just a big prank by the band? Maybe their management was like you have to set up a meet and greet and they're like FINE! but it has to be for $500, because if anybody has that much money to burn, we'll deal with the inconvenience of meeting our fans.
Anyway, if this interests you, you can purchase your tickets here. If you do end up hitting up this VIP event, send us a report to hatemail [at] metal injection dot net.