Tool may have pulled a fast one on us with a cryptic message in their November newsletter that had many sites crying wolf, or "new album" as it were, but the latest string of tour dates the band announced seem to be totally legit.

While Tool may not yet be in the studio going full steam ahead on the follow-up to 2006's '10,000 Days' just yet, they will be hitting the road for a few dates that will preface the upcoming tour for  Maynard's other band Puscifer. While Puscifer's 'Conditions of My Parole' tour will back pick up February, Tool will hit the road for a handful of dates in January -- more shows have been announced and more may follow but you never know with Tool. Tickets go on sale December 16th.

Tool 2012 Tour Dates
01/14 - Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
01/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
01/17 - Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Arena
01/18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
01/20 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
01/24 - Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
01/25 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
01/26 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
01/28 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
01/29 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
01/31 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
02/08 - Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Arena

Puscifer 2012 Tour Dates
02/23 – Austin, TX @ Long Center
02/25 – Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center Theatre
02/26 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
02/28 – Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall
02/29 – Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre
03/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
03/04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
03/06 – Kansas City, KS @ Kansas City Music Hall
03/07 – Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium
03/10 – Edmonton, AB @ North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
03/11 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
03/13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
03/14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
03/18 – Escondido, CA @ California Center for the Arts