In the days before I discovered Ween, I preached naught but the word of Tool [“and an angel of the Lord came unto me, snatching me up from my place of slumber… / and I asked, “angel of the Lord what are these tortured screams?” / and he said, “these are the cries of the carrots…“” – “Disgustipated,” AEnima (1996)].
After well more than a decade of damned-near worship (OK, actual worship — exampled in the fact that Tool is one of only three bands I’ve flown off-island to see a show for; in the winter of 2001, at the University of Hawaii’s Andrews Amphitheater), my adoration has only crystalized. So much so, that even while listening to tabla drum master Ty Burhoe at a traditional Indian concert (FYI, Danny Carey of Tool began implementing tabla with the band’s 2001 album Lateralus) — after writing an October 2010 MauiTime story — I was the sole soul among the subdued audience bobbing my head like, well, like it was Tool. (During our interview, Burhoe said Tool had asked him to tour with them, but he was already booked… with Sting, I think. Talk about an argument against making — and for breaking — commitments.)
Needless to say, when the following press release hit my inbox a few minutes ago, I was ecstatic. Though I’m guessing it’s unlikely a Maui show will be added to the roster, I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Hopefully, we outer-islanders will not have to experience this one ‘vicariously’ through our big city peeps…
BAMP PROJECT AND GOLDENVOICE PRESENT TOOL LIVE IN HONOLULU
Tickets on Sale Saturday, November 20th at 9 AM
HONOLULU — (Monday, November 15, 2010) — BAMP Project, Hawaii’s premier concert production company and Goldenvoice present Tool live at the Blaisdell Arena on January 14, 2011.
One of the most profound rock acts of all time, Grammy Award-winning Tool has sold over 20 million copies worldwide of albums like the chart toppers “Lateralus” and “10,000 Days” by playing unusually intelligent and experimental alternative metal. Famous for theatrical and eye-popping visuals, their multimedia live shows are never the same twice,
Tool band members include: Adam Jones (guitar), Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).
Tickets on sale this Saturday, November 20th at 9AM.
Details on the Event:
Where: Blaisdell Arena
When: Friday, January 14, 2011
Ages: All Ages
Prices: $59.50 & $79.50
Tickets available at these all Ticketmaster locations / www.ticketmaster.com / Blaisdell Box Office / Sports Gear Warehouse at Windward Mall / Walmart stores on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island / or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000
If you are not familiar with Tool’s music visit their website at: www.toolband.com
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