Tool is out as a band right now and has a large number of festivals lined up throughout the summer. While the band still hasn't released the new album they have been talking about for over a decade, they are still entertaining their fans on a regular basis. One of their most recent festival stops came on May 20 where they dedicated their entire set to a fallen friend.
At the Rock on the Range Festival that took place in Columbus, Ohio, Tool paid tribute to former Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell. Cornell died one year ago on May 18, 2017, and Tool lead singer Maynard James Keenan said they dedicated their entire set to Cornell's friends and family.
Last year, Chris Cornell and Soundgarden were scheduled to headline the Rock on the Range Festival but Cornell passed away the Wednesday night before the festival. With Cornell gone, the festival put on a special show for the fans that weekend, with a special tribute to the Soundgarden frontman immediately Live performed.
As for Tool, this was a special honor for them to pay tribute to Cornell with their concert performance. Also during the performance, Keenan let fans know that he understands their frustration with the lack of a new album. He did say he was scared they would lose patience and said things are progressing on new music slowly.