Tool Prep Video, Short Tour Before New Album Drops

Guitarist Adam Jones conceived and directs clip for 'Schism,' debut single off Lateralus, due in May.

The video for "Schism," the debut single off Tool's forthcoming album, is being directed in Los Angeles by guitarist Adam Jones.

Jones also conceptualized and wrote the treatment for the clip, according to a spokesperson for the band's management, but what the video depicts remains undisclosed. Jones has directed videos for the band's "Stinkfist" and "Aenima," both from 1996's Aenima, and for "Prison Sex," off Tool's 1993 debut, Undertow.

From May 15 to May 21, the week Tool's third studio album, Lateralus, is released (see "Tool Album Release Pushed To Mid-May"), the band will play four U.S. shows before heading off to Europe for a month-long trek beginning May 25, according to the spokesperson. Dates and venues have yet to be announced.

Fans can attempt to decipher the many mysteries surrounding the band and its new album when the official Tool Web site, www.toolband.com, hosts an interactive chat with singer Maynard James Keenan, Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor on April 17. Questions the band hopes to answer during the live Web cast are being accepted at the site now.