Are Tool Headlining Governors Ball 2017?

Are Tool Headlining Governors Ball 2017?

Though listeners are still impatiently waiting on a new album, Tool braved the incessant whining of their fanbase in mapping out a short string of tour dates earlier this year. Now, Consequence of Sound reports a major live appearance will come next year in New York as part of festival season.

The publication has allegedly learned that the elusive alt-metal act will headline the 2017 edition of the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York. The festival runs from June 2 to 4 at Randalls Island Park, and should the band play, it would mark their first New York City show in 11 years.

Consequence of Sound also reports that representatives for the festival declined to comment, saying "the full Governors Ball lineup will be announced early next year, at which point tickets will also go on sale."

In November, frontman Maynard James Keenan said the band are working on a follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days. He revealed lyrics had yet to be written, saying, "If the fruit's not ready, I can't pick it."

If the Governors Ball rumour remains true, it's shaping up to be a busy year for frontman Maynard James Keenan, who will also be on the road with A Perfect Circle in 2017.