NewsFebruary 28, 2014 12:11 PM ET5,795 views

Failure added to Tool tour dates

Official press release: Failure will join Tool for the band's upcoming Western U.S. tour as of March 9 in Reno, Nev. at the Reno Event Center. "I was already excited to play with Failure at my 50th birthday party in May, with Puscifer and A Perfect Circle," said Tool front man Maynard James Keenan. "Now I get to do a few more shows with them. Best birthday ever." The Los Angeles-based bands have toured several times together, with their first joint outing in 1992 and their final dates together coming when both Tool and Failure were aboard Lollapalooza 1996. "I'm seriously excited about these shows with Tool," said Ken Andrews. "Looking forward to hanging with my old mates, but more importantly, it's a chance for people to hear two bands that still really care about the long form album format and what you can do with that amount of time artistically, versus three-and-a-half minute singles." Failure recently reunited, playing their first show in sixteen years earlier this month at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The event, which sold out in mere moments, was described by Spin as "so dynamic, sweeping, warm and expansive that it felt like the perfect combination of an arena show with an intimate setting." Upcoming dates: March 9 Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center March 11 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic March 12 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic March 14 Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena March 15 Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood March 16 San Diego, CA @ Valley View Arena March 24 Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center March 25 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center March 27 Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center

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anonymous 2/28/2014 9:16:02 AM

As if the tour wasn't a failure already


KortKirbyDreamland 2/28/2014 9:16:45 AM

Complete Failure is not stoked


anonymous 2/28/2014 11:42:03 AM

Are they going to play that Depeche Mode cover?


anonymous 2/28/2014 1:16:52 PM

Failure, they any good?...... They suck...... So it's not just a clever name


anonymous 2/28/2014 2:37:41 PM

WHAT NO DENVER??!! Hi guys, Alex Mccormick here - just hoping the promoters read this and add a Denver date


anonymous 3/1/2014 4:16:30 AM

Favorite band of all time. Seriously though, fck them for jumping on a sold out tour to play for a bunch of people who don't give a shit about them when some of us have been waiting over fifteen years to see them. I'm not paying 200 bucks to a scalper, that is ridiculous. Sometimes bands should just stay broken up.


anonymous 3/1/2014 5:44:50 AM

They will make a lot more money opening for Tool than olaying small clubs for fans who have been waiting fifteen years to see them. I would do the same thing. And considering theyre even playing shows again, im thinking they need money.


anonymous 3/1/2014 10:06:34 AM

Wait, to the last poster, posting about making money, have you ever been in a real band, or known anyone who is? It is highly likely that you are NOT correct about your above stated info. In fact, they would probably make more money headlining and selling out small venues than they would opening stadiums or bigger venues with Tool.


anonymous 3/1/2014 12:33:16 PM

Failure is the best! seriously awesome band!


anonymous 3/1/2014 1:14:22 PM

This is a small short tour. They will make money, with zero effort, then probably play medium / large clubs sometime this or next year - hopefully in more cities. I will drive hours to see them. I would do the exact same thing.


anonymous 3/2/2014 12:02:03 AM

"i would do the exact same thing" How would you possibly know what you would do if you had fans who had been listening to your music for twenty years? And judging by your response, how could you even possibly know what its like to care about a bands for twenty years? I knowthat they just signed up for the tour because thr two bands have been friends for years, but its still a slap in the face.


anonymous 3/2/2014 9:57:45 AM

Failure fans are butthurt. Keep crying about if you pussies.


anonymous 3/2/2014 12:48:38 PM

"And judging... care about a bands for twenty years?" I bought Magnified on TAPE the year it came out (just about 20 years ago.) FP has not left my mp3 player since I moved into the realm of digital. Your ability to be butthurt doesn't mean you are the voice of "Fans." They will do another tour (Ken Andrews has already stated that they will be doing at least one national tour.) They will put out an album within the next year, and will tour. Stop crying like a 12yo fan girl.


anonymous 3/3/2014 9:08:47 PM

Sorry that all of you sixteen year old pussies on here listen to attack attack and emmure, and you don't know what it means to actually follow a band for more than two years before you move on to another genre, like you inevitably will. Maybe you will understand when you aren't a child anymore





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