Alt-metallers Tool have updated the band’s logo on Facebook to include the Roman numerals for 2019 – MMXIX.
The minor update on Tool’s page has caused quite a stir among fans, with the post generating thousands of comments since it was updated overnight.
There’s still no official word exactly when the long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days will arrive, with vocalist Maynard James Keenan checking in back in February to say: "Midway through mixing. Most likely be a few recalls, then some arguing, then mastering, artwork, video, special packaging etc.
"Best ballpark guess – release date somewhere between mid-May and mid-July. More focused updates to follow as we progress."
Could the band be gearing up to make an announcement?
Last month, Tool announced a number of US dates which will take place in May. Those shows will be followed by a European tour throughout the summer – a run which will see the band headline the UK’s Download festival on June 16.
Tool 2019 tour dates
May 05: Jacksonville Welcome To Rockville, FL
May 07: Legacy Arena at The BCC, Birmingham, AL
May 08: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
May 10: Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
May 11: Epicenter Festival, Concord, NC
May 13: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
May 14: Spring Center, Kansas City, MO
May 16: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE
May 17: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
May 19: Chicago Open Air Festival, Bridgeview, IL
Jun 02: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, DE
Jun 04: O2 Arena, Prague, CZ
Jun 05: Wiener Stadhalle, Vienna, AT
Jun 07: Rock Am Ring Festival, Nuremberg, DE
Jun 09: Rock Im Park Festival, Nuremberg, DE
Jun 11: Impact Festival at Tauron Arena, Krakow, PL
Jun 13: Firenze Rocks Festival, Florence, IT
Jun 16: Download Festival, Donington, UK
Jun 18: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, NL
Jun 20: Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, DK
Jun 25: Hallenstadion, Zurich, CH
Jun 28: Rock Werchter Festival, Werchter, BE
Jun 30: Download Festival Spain, Madrid, ES
Jul 02: Altice Arena, Lisbon, PT