During their concert in Birmingham, Alabama on May 7th, TOOL has revealed that their long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days will be released on August 30.
According to fans who attended the show, a video screen flashed the date “August 30th” during the set’s intermission. Frontman Maynard James Keenan then encouraged fans to share the news via social media.
As it did two nights earlier at the at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida, TOOL at the performed two new songs, “Descending” and “Invincible”, in Birmingham.
Although TOOL has previously played an instrumental version of “Descending” live, Sunday night’s concert marked the first performance of the completed song with lyrics and vocals sung by Keenan.
“Descending” and “Invincible” are both expected to appear on TOOL‘s follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days album.
On March 7th, the group shared a photo of guitarist Adam Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey alongside the new TOOL album’s producer, Joe Barresi, and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who previously mastered 10,000 Days.