Tool announced on Monday that they would be adding another Viejas Arena stop on the Fear Inoculum Tour.
Live Nation announced that, due to popular demand, tickets for a show on Jan. 13 would go on sale Friday, which is when seats for Jan. 10 and Jan. 12 will also be on sale.
The cerebral prog metal quartet, composed of drummer Danny Carey, bassist Justin Chancellor, guitarist Adam Jones and vocalist Maynard James Keenan, has been active since 1990, and they just released their record breaking new album on Aug. 30 -- their first release in 13 years.
Music. Community. Culture.
That doesn't mean they haven't been playing their previous four studio albums live, however. In January of 2016, the Los Angeles-based band came through Viejas Arena for two nights, and two years before that, they played a March show at Valley View Casino Center.
Not that they care about this much, but they have won three Grammy Awards of the seven for which they have been nominated. Their importance to metal and to music writ large is more difficult to quantify, but their near universal cult and critical acclaim speaks for itself.
And in a bonus bit of good luck for San Diego fans, local machine-metal merchant Author & Punisher will be opening the local shows.
That's how you know the pieces fit.
Rutger Ansley Rosenborg is an editor and digital marketer at NBC's SoundDiego. Find out more here.