EXCLUSIVE: Tool Will Play Halloween Concert at Tempe Beach Park

The rumors started Sunday with a mysterious update to Tool's website. 

"Wait for it..." was all the post read.

It is known that Tool fans are an obsessive bunch, and the speculation started immediately. Well, now the wait is over.

Tool will be playing Tempe Beach Park on Halloween.

Lucky Man Concerts is producing the show, which falls in the middle of Lucky Man's Monster Mash 2015 concert (the other days being Friday, October 30 and Sunday, November 1). That said, the Tool show is not part of Monster Mash. Update: It appears the show is indeed part of Monster Mash. 

Primus, Coheed and Cambria, and other special guests to be announced will play the Saturday, October 31, concert as well.

The concert is the only Tool show announced so far in 2015.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m. at

Maynard James Keenan used to write a column for New Times, once upon a time. You can find his work here. 

Keenan has been an Arizona resident for some years now, and his winery, Caduceus Cellars, has a tasting room in Jerome.

Tool hasn't released an album since 2006, though rumors have swirled about new material for at least a few years now.
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