Tool Performs Two New Songs At Tour Opener

Tool performed two new songs, "Descending" and "Invincible," as part of its headlining set on Sunday night (May 5th) at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida.

Although Tool has previously played an instrumental version of "Descending" live, Sunday night's concert marked the first performance of the completed song with lyrics and vocals sung by frontman Maynard James Keenan.

"Descending" and "Invincible" are both expected to appear on Tool's long-awaited follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days album. There's still no official release date for the disc, but Keenan said in February, "Best ballpark guess -- release date somewhere between mid-May and mid-July. More focused updates to follow as we progress."

The show kicked off a string of festival and headlining dates for the band. Drummer Danny Carey told us a while back that it always takes a little time for Tool to find its groove onstage: "Live-wise, yeah, it always takes a week or two before you really start having that feeling in a band when you're breathing together, you know, and the songs really start taking on a life of their own. But we rehearse enough, you know, before we head out that it reaches a bare minimum where we think it's gonna get the job done, even before we reach our ideal of perfection, I guess you'd say."

Tool next plays on Tuesday night (May 7th) in Birmingham, Alabama.