LIVE: Tool

It seems like it's been 10,000 days since Tool played San Diego -- but the wait made their sold-out show at SDSU's Viejas Arena on Saturday, Jan. 9, that much better.

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Tool bought their beloved prog-metal through SDSU's Viejas Arena on Jan. 9, 2015 -- the first of a two-night, sold-out stand.
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It was the band's first show back in San Diego since March 2014.
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Viejas Arena sold out in mere minutes for both shows.
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As is customary with the band's vocalist, Maynard James Keenan, he performed dimly lit in costume near the back of the stage.
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Meanwhile, the other members (guitarist Adam Jones, pictured) took their places near the front of the expansive stage.
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Rumor has it that the band (bassist Justin Chancellor, pictured) is nearing completion of their fifth full-length album. Could 2016 be the year of new Tool music?
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Drummer Danny Carey is widely known as one of the best in the world -- his intricate rhythms and beats add a certain degree of otherworldly complexity to the band's sound.
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Hailing from Los Angeles and getting their start in 1990, Tool had Chancellor join the band in 1995, replacing original bassist Paul D'Amour.
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The band has since won three Grammy awards and released four studio full-length albums, starting with 1993's "Undertow."
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They've gotten bigger, bolder and arguably better with each album. In 1996 came the release of the band's massively successful sophomore album, "Aenima."
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The band's next album was 2001's 79-minute prog-metal opus, "Lateralus," which spawned the hit "Schism" (for which they also won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance).
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Keenan also writes, performs and records for the bands A Perfect Circle and Puscifer.
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In 2006, the band released "10,000 Days," their most recent album. It skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard charts on the strength of the lead-off single, "Vicarious."
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Now nearly 10 years after the release of "10,000 Days," the band has stated in various interviews that they are again at work on a new album.
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During the Saturday night show, the band played "The Grudge," "Parabol," "Parabola," "Schism," "Opiate," "Descending," "Jambi," "Forty-Six & 2," "Vicarious" and "Stinkfist."
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They opened the show with a cover of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter."
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Even though they didn't play any new songs, Tool did perform extended jams on "Schism," "Opiate" and "Stinkfist."
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