Maybe we won't have to wait 13 years like we all did between 2006's 10,000 Days and 2019's Fear Inoculum. At least that's what Tool bassist Justin Chancellor is hoping for.
In an interview with Loudwire Nights, Chancellor said the band is hoping to get their new material out a little quicker this time as nobody in Tool is getting any younger. Which is fair – Chancellor is the youngest in the band at 51 years old, while drummer Danny Carey is turning 63 years old in 2024.
"At that point [after touring in 2024], we're looking at a bit of a break, but we're also looking at a long stretch at home when we're going to be ready to start meeting up again," said Chancellor. "But, we've already started. We've got a few things on the table. It really starts with sharing the ideas with each other, going through what we call a listening party and just sitting at the loft where we write and just kind of re-familiarize ourselves with what's available to us that we've already come up with."
He later added: "We're all getting older, so we're determined to get this one cooking a bit quicker this time. That's my pledge."
Chancellor also talked a little about Tool's process in writing new music these days, saying they've been working on it during soundcheck for shows.
"Danny [Carey]'s been working on this beat everyday. It's amazing, but I hadn't really played with it, but we had a good half-an-hour and I just really sort of got it. Of course, there's like three different things going on top of each other, but yeah, it is very exciting. It was like everyone just kind of stopped and we were just working on this thing. Some days you get that vibe and it's very creative, you know?"
Chancellor seems pretty optimistic about new Tool music, while vocalist Maynard James Keenan doesn't wanna talk about it until there's something concrete to talk about. Tool has a boatload of tour dates coming up in 2024. Get those dates below and get your tickets here.
1/10 Baltimore, MD CFG Bank Arena
1/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
1/13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
1/18 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1/19 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1/21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
1/23 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
1/24 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
1/26 Birmingham, AL The Legacy Arena at The BJCC
1/27 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
1/30 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
1/31 Austin, TX Moody Center
2/2 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
2/3 Oklahoma City, OK Paycom Center
2/5 Denver, CO Ball Arena
2/7 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
2/9 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center
2/10 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center
2/12 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
2/14 Los Angeles, CA Crypto.com Arena
2/15 Los Angeles, CA Crypto.com Arena
2/17 Ontario, CA Toyota Arena
2/18 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
5/25 Hannover, DE ZAG Arena
5/27 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
5/30 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena
6/1 Manchester, UK AO Arena
6/3 London, UK O2 Arena
6/5 Paris, FR Accor Arena
6/8 Berlin, DE Parkbühne Wuhlheide
6/10 Wien, AT Wiener Stadthalle
6/11 Kraków, PL Tauron Arena
6/13 Budapest, HU BudapestAréna
6/18 Köln, DE Lanxess Arena
6/20 Dessel, BE Graspop Metal Meeting
6/22 Copenhagen, DK Copenhell
6/25 Stockholm, SE Tele2 Arena
6/27 Oslo, NO Tons of Rock