Since they formed in 1990, Tool have maintained a sense of mystique that is rare in this tell-all era. That may be changing, as the band have announced a rare music clinic, where they will share details of their songwriting process, perform and hang with fans in an intimate setting.

The Tool Music Clinic is billed as a “rare, immersive dissection and performance with Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones.” Their enigmatic frontman, Maynard James Keenan, seemingly will not take part in the event. Still, the clinic offers a unique opportunity for fans, as the band members will discuss the songwriting process and will perform for the audience. The sessions will include a Q&A open discussion and fans will be able to hang with the band afterward.

Ticket holders will receive exclusive commemorative merchandise, which will be limited to the number of people in attendance. A traveling exhibit will also be on display at each event, featuring unique items from Tool’s history.

The six-city music clinic tour will take place in May and will hit St. Paul, Minn., Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Ohio and more. See the dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 13 at 10 AM local time. A limited number of tickets have been set aside for Tool Army members, which will be available on Wednesday, April 11 at 10 am PT via the band’s webstore.

As we previously reported, Tool is currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated fifth album, which will be their first since 2006’s 10,000 Days. Guitarist Adam Jones confirmed the band was in the studio last month posting an Instagram clip with the caption “Day 1,” alongside an emoji of a CD.

The band recently hit a milestone when their debut album Undertow turned 25. That record put Tool on the map with the raw and visceral songs “Sober,” “Prison Sex” and “Undertow.”

Tool Music Clinic Dates:

May 11 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Myth Live Event Center
May 14 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Vic Theatre
May 15 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 16 – Royal Oak, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 17 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
May 19 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora Theatre

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