If there’s one concert I hear lauded as the best ever in Fresno, it’s Tool’s 1998 performance at the Fresno State Amphitheater.
So news of the art-metal gods returning to Fresno next month, should be well met by hardcore fans.
The band announced a new set of dates on its current tour that includes a March 14 stop at the Selland Arena. Tickets are $49.50 to $75 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday. VIP pre-sales are available 10 a.m. Thursday through Tool Army and 3 p.m. through the band’s website.
Tool sat at the top of the heap of ’90s alternative-metal with a series of dark, progressive, psychedelic albums including 1993′s “Undertow.” The band became known for its elaborate live shows (especially the performance style of frontman Maynard James Keenan) and disturbing videos.
The band took some time off in 2008, and Keenan has played with other groups, notably A Perfect Circle, though there are rumors a new Tool album is in the works.