Tool - US Airways Center - 3/27/14 (VIDEO)

Tool US Airways Center 3/27/14

Initially, it seemed prog-metal legends Tool might be trying to pull off one of the biggest pranks in rock 'n' roll history or just going in for another cash grab when booking a just-completed short run of tour dates. After all, the band hasn't put out new music in nearly eight years, hasn't debuted any new material from the record that was reported as done after guitarist Adam Jones joked with a fan during a VIP soundcheck when the tour started.

But that didn't stop Tool's show at US Airways Center on Thursday night from selling out. And any thoughts that the band would be going through the motions on the final night of the tour were squashed the second it opened with the 13-minute masterpiece "Third Eye" from 1996's Ænima. And the sellout crowd of Tool fans knew it was going to be a good night.

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