If there's one concert that is lauded as the best ever by local metal fans, it could be Tool's 1998 performance at the Fresno State Amphitheater. Those who were there still talk about it to this day.
So news the band is returning to Fresno next month should be well met by hardcore fans.
The band announced a new set of concert dates that includes a March 14 stop at the Selland Arena. Tickets are $49.50 to $75 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday through www.ticketmaster.com, or (800) 745-3000.
In the 1990s Tool was a top alternative-metal group with a series of dark, progressive, psychedelic rock albums, including 1993's "Undertow."
The band became known for its elaborate live shows (especially the performance style of frontman Maynard James Keenan) and disturbing stop-animation videos.