Tool Confirms New Tour for March

Maynard James Keenan of Tool, 1997 Tim Mosenfelder: "Tool played the Lollapalooza tour in 1991 on the side stage. This was Lollapalooza at its early best. Prior to Tool's set, Perry Farrell jumped off a bungee crane at Shoreline Amphitheatre, diving into the crowd head first. I remember Perry diving straight for me and coming incredibly close and then bouncing straight back up. After this feat, Maynard and the band rocked the crowd with a raw sound that left a strong impression on me for years."

The band has not toured in North America since 2012

For the first time since 2012, Tool will tour North America.

According to SPIN, the prog metal act will hit the United States and Mexico for a total of seven dates in March. The band listed the tour dates on its website.

The seven-show run will be Tool's first foray into North America since a sizable tour in early 2012. The band played live in 2013, but only toured in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

The series of shows will begin March 4 in Spokane, Wash., ending in Veracuz, Mexico, at the Festival Cumbre Tajin on March 21.

The announcement of tour dates fuels rumors that the four-piece could be recording its first full-length since 2006's "10,000 Days," which topped the Billboard 200 with 564,000 copies sold in its first week. Drummer Danny Carey told Loudwire last July that a new Tool record would "most likely" come in "early 2014."

The full list of Tool shows, stretching down the western part of the U.S. and into Mexico, is below.

March 4 - Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)
March 6 - Portland, Ore. (Moda Center)
March 7 - Eugene, Ore. (Matthew Knight Arena)
March 9 - Reno, Nev. (Reno Event Center)
March 11 - San Francisco, Calif. (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
March 18 - Mexico City, Mexico (Palacio De Los Deportes)
March 21 - Veracruz, Mexico (Festival Cumbre Tajin 2014)