Tool will headline 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC, their first Northeast concert since 2012
According to Consequence of Sound, Tool will be headlining the seventh annual Governors Ball Music Festival, a massive multi-genre music festival that will be held June 2-4, 2017 on Randall’s Island in New York City. The 2016 festival featured Kanye West, The Strokes, The Killers, and Beck as headliners, among dozens of other acts across several stages.
What’s interesting to note is that this will be Tool’s first concert in NYC in 11 years, and their first time playing in the Northeast side of the country since 2012 at the former Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, now called the Meadowlands Arena.
Originally formed in Los Angeles, California in 1990, the band has won three Grammy Awards and gained international success and acclaim, but they have only played select shows over the last few years, with frontman Maynard James Keenan focused on his other musical project, Puscifer, and his winery in Arizona. Keenan also sings in another popular band, A Perfect Circle, that will be reforming and touring again this coming year, so there may not be many other opportunities to see Tool live in 2017.
Governors Ball will not officially announce the festival’s lineup until January, but Consequence of Sound has been a reliable source for music news that has broken major entertainment stories before. NEPA Scene will post the full lineup when it is confirmed early next year.