It’s been 16 years since Failure called it quits, but they have since reunited and will soon be hitting up the States. And they won’t be touring alone. Failure has announced that they will be joining Tool on their upcoming tour, making it the first time the bands have toured together since 1996.
Failure’s Ken Andrews commented on the tour:
“I’m seriously excited about these shows with Tool. Looking forward to hanging with my old mates, but more importantly, it’s a chance for people to hear two bands that still really care about the long form album format and what you can do with that amount of time artistically, versus three-and-a-half minute singles.”
Maynard James Keenan also talks about his excitement:
“I was already excited to play with Failure at my 50th birthday party in May, with Puscifer and A Perfect Circle,” said Tool front man Maynard James Keenan. “Now I get to do a few more shows with them. Best birthday ever.”
In addition to touring with Tool, Failure have their own headlining tour planned for late spring, so fans who have been long awaiting for the band to return but can’t make these initial dates will likely get their chance. To tie things all together, here’s Replicants, which consists of Failure’s Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards and former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour, performing a cover of Paul McCartney’s “Silly Love Songs” with Maynard Keenan on vocals.