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Tool’s Exclusive “Music Clinic” Will Cost You $500

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Adam Jones of Tool performs onstage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on June 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Three-quarters of Tool would like to invite you to an “intimate discussion” about the band’s music and technique. At six newly announced “music clinic” events next month, guitarist Adam Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor, and drummer Danny Carey will host a live “dissection and performance” of particular songs. (Maynard James Keenan is presumably too busy attending to his grapes—kidding, he’ll actually be on tour with A Perfect Circle.)

Each event will include an audience Q&A and a meet-and-greet. Attendees will also receive event-specific commemorative merchandise and have a chance to browse a mini exhibition of items from the Tool archives.

Tool fans are as famously dedicated and detail-oriented as their idols are deliberate and relatively secretive about their creative process—new album coming soon, maybe—so it’s not difficult to see the appeal of a discussion event. But if that fanbase has a limit, it might be the $500-per-person price tag, visible in advance listings on ticketing site AXS. Then there’s the matter of geography: All six events take place in the Midwest. See the dates for Tool’s music clinics below.

Tool 2018 music clinic dates
May 11 — St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live Event Center
May 14 — Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
May 15 — Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 16 — Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 17 — Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
May 19 — Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre