Monday, 6 May 2013

Tool - 28 April 2013, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

I was a bit worried about this show - I'd missed out on their sold out Big Day Out sideshow, and heard some really bad things about it (and the whole tour). On the other hand, the setlist for the first night in Melbourne looked really good, and Tool are on the long list of bands that I'd like to see at least once. So the afternoon of the show I bought a ticket. The show ended up being really good (apparently night one wasn't that great, so looks like I was pretty lucky).

Maynard James Keenan didn't say much, but apparently that is pretty much par for the course. Without an album to tour the set focussed on Aenima, which suited me as a big fan of that album. For hard core fans, Opiate made a relatively rare appearance. So overall, they did a good job of ensuring there was something for everyone. The twelve minute 'intermission' that was really only an excuse to pretend they didn't do an encore was a bit too cute for mine, plus I would have preferred that time be used for an extra song.

I'm pretty pleased with the sound quality of this one; unlike some of the stuff I record, I've actually given this a few listens, because both the performance and the audio justify it.!8RUV1Q6Q!XJnVLSiuog5BjmKkXm5_QA


  1. Thanks for recording this. I got the first night. Any chance of a lossless version of the recording? Cheers!

  2. thank you so much for taping and sharing!

  3. I'd be interested in a lossless version too! Thanks so much for sharing!