According to Launch Radio Networks, TOOL has announced more rescheduled dates for its spring U.S. tour, which was postponed from its original mid-March start after drummer Danny Carey tore a bicep while picking up his dog at home. The trek will now commence on April 30 in Reno, Nevada.
Twenty shows have been confirmed so far, with more expected shortly. The band is also still expected to co-headline Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival in mid-June.
TREAT WILL BE REUNITED FOR SWEDEN NORBERGSROCKEN FEST
Reunited Swedish hard rockers TREAT have been confirmed for the Norbergsrocken festival, set to take place Saturday, August 11 at Kärrgruveparken in Norberg, Sweden. Also scheduled to appear are TAKIDA, CELLOUT, SISTER SIN, MORPHEENA, VANITY BLVD and ASTRAL KINGDOM. Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
Launch Radio Networks reports: NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor told England's Kerrang! Radio that the band's upcoming concept album, "Year Zero", could be on its way to the big screen. Reznor said he's already in talks about a film version of the disc, adding, "I'm excited by the prospect of what this has brought to me. We're really looking into things it could be." If a movie version of "Year Zero" is a hit, Reznor would be ready to go with a sequel: a second NINE INCH NAILS album based on the same storyline is reportedly going to be released next year.
"Year Zero" is scheduled for release on April 17.
The album takes place in the year 2022, when the U.S. has been taken over by a fanatical religious government that may be putting drugs in the nation's water supply while citizens are seeing visions of an entity called "the Presence."
A number of hidden web sites have been set up that relate to the concept behind "Year Zero". Clues to the location of the sites have been found on the main NIN site, T-shirts on the band's current European tour, and inside hard drives left behind at stops on the trek.
NINE INCH NAILS is sponsoring a series of listening parties around the country for the album, beginning on March 11 in Salt Lake City, Utah and ending on March 27 in Cleveland, Ohio.