In what seemed like a cruel, cruel joke, late last week two Tool shows popped up on Ticketmaster and before the day was over, they were ceremoniously removed from the site, leaving fans empty handed.

However, good news, Tool fans! Today (Dec. 13), the dates are back up on Ticketmaster, in addition to a handful of other dates ranging from Nevada to New Jersey, pointing to potentially a full tour in the works.

Audio Ink Radio confirmed with Tool’s management that the dates, are in fact, legitimate. No word yet on if and when additional dates will be added, but keep your fingers crossed!

Tickets for all the shows listed below go on sale starting Friday, Dec. 16, but head over to Ticketmaster for all the details.

Tool 2012 Tour Dates [Update - 12 dates have now been announced]:

1/14 – Reno, Nev. – Reno Events Center

1/15 – Las Vegas, Nev., – Mandalay Bay Events Center

1/17 – Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Arena

1/18 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Tingley Coliseum

1/20 – Grand Prairie, Texas – Verizon Theatre

1/24 – Toledo, Ohio – Huntington Center

1/25 – Toronto, Canada, Air Canada Centre

1/26 – London, Canada, John Labatt Centre

1/28 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden

1/29 – Camden, N.J. –  Susquehanna Bank Center

1/31 – Uncasville, Conn. – Mohegan Sun Arena

2/08 – Duluth, Ga., Gwinnett Arena