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Tool tribute band Schism opens your third eye at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Sept. 30

Tool tribute band Schism opens your third eye at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton on Sept. 30
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From a press release:

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to see progressive metal band Tool live locally these days – with no new material released in over a decade, the closest they toured in years was the Giant Center in Hershey back in May.

That’s where Schism, the world’s first and longest running tribute to Tool, comes in. It was announced today that the band will be performing at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. Hard rock cover band Better Than Bad will open the 21+ show.

Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Irish Wolf Pub (503 Linden St., Scranton). For more information, see the Facebook event page.

Not many cover or tribute bands out there ever attempt to engage in the raw talent, mysticism, and magic that is Tool. But if you talk to four brave souls from New York City – Angelo Rivera (vocals), Sean Murray (bass), Donald Pusateri (drums), and Keith Williams (guitar) – you’ll find that their love and passion for this music led them to form Schism, the only Tool tribute to be listed on Tool’s websites.

“We started this back in 2001 after seeing a Tool show at Madison Square Garden. We simply loved the music and wanted to share it live with other Tool-minded fans,” Williams said.

“We’ve been a national touring act for over 10 years now. This isn’t something you tap your foot to; this is more of an interactive experience for listeners. These songs are compositional masterpieces which will be studied for years to come.”

A national touring act since 2001 and an international touring act since 2006, Schism provides two to three hours of nonstop music with multimedia projections and visualizations to create a must-see experience of the collective unconscious. As members of Tool have simply put it, “Tool is currently not on tour. If you’d like to see Tool, go see Schism.”

If you’ve never had the chance to see Tool live, here’s your local opportunity to hear all your favorite songs by one of the most influential rock bands of the last 30 years.

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