Watch: Tool Frontman Strives To Play Jenga Behind Drummer’s Intense Performance

DANNY CAREY photo: TRAVIS SHINN PHOTOGRAPHY (Travis Shinn 2019) / Jenga image: Guma89 (Wikimedia Commons ) / Maynard James Keenan photo: © Markus Felix | PushingPixels, Own work, copyleft: Multi-license with GFDL and Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-3.0 and older versions (2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) (Wikimedia Commons)
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Every member of a band has their way of trying to relax, like how Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan likes to play Jenga. Jenga is a game that requires careful hand-eye coordination as players need to slowly remove wooden blocks, trying to avoid toppling the whole structure in front of them. It’s a game you want to play in a quiet and calm setting – not behind that of Tool drummer Danny Carey as he’s hammering away at the drums.

Posted a few days ago on Keenan’s Instagram account, a video was shared involving him trying to carefully go about a game of Jenga; the camera then pans left, showing Carey playing away at the drums. The intensity of Carey’s playing ends up resulting in a hilarious response from Keenan when his game falls apart. You can find the video below:


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In other Tool related news, the band announced a special edition release of their EP Opiate, titled Opiate2. As of this year, the EP will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Tool also announced a special ultra-deluxe pressing of Fear Inoculum, but it initially had a pretty intense price tag. That said, a retail version of the vinyl set has also been announced. You can pre-order the box set here.

You can find the remaining tour dates and locations for the band’s North American tour below.

March 1 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
March 3 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
March 4 – Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
March 6 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
March 8 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
March 10 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
March 12 – Omaha, Neb. @ CHI Health Center Arena
March 13 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
March 15 – Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Center
March 17 – Moline, Ill. @ TaxSlayer Center
March 18 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center
March 20 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

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Words by: Michael Pementel