Good news Tool fans – the band announced they’ll be hitting the road in support of their long-awaited fifth studio album, Fear Inoculum, bringing the guys to a stage near you this fall!
The 26-date trek kicks off October 13 in Sacramento, CA and will travel coast-to-coast, hitting cities including Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Raleigh. A final performance in Washington, DC will bring the curtain down on November 25.
Killing Joke will serve as the opening act on all dates.
Fear Inoculum finally drops today (August 30) after months of delays and setbacks, marking Tool’s first album release in 13 years.
Where are Tool Playing Near Me?
Oct. 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
Oct. 15 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT@ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Oct. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Oct. 23 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Oct. 25 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Oct. 27 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Oct. 29 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Oct. 31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
Nov. 2 – Indianapolis, IN. @ Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 3 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Nov. 5 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
Nov. 6 – Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Nov. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA@ PPG Paints Arena
Nov. 9 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 12 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 14 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Nov. 16 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Nov. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Nov. 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
Nov. 22 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
Nov. 24 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Nov. 25 – Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena
Who Are Tool?
Los Angeles-based rock outfit Tool emerged in the early 1990s with the released of their heavy metal debut album Undertow in 1993. The group would go on to establish themselves as a true force within the alt-metal world with their wildly successful sophomore release Ænima three years later, taking a deeper dive into experimentation and scoring two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance and Best Recording Package. Their third album, Lateralus, arrived in 2001, debuting at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 and earning the group their third Grammy Award for the hit track “Schism,” followed by 10,000 Days in 2006. The album would serve as Tool’s final release in over a decade, when Fear Inoculum finally arrived in 2019.
Tool’s distinct use of visual arts, lyrical rants, and complex releases places their music in a category all its own, with many describing them as a style-transcending act. The band was famously one of the last major digital streaming holdouts, uploading their entire catalog to streaming platforms in the summer of 2019. The move resulted in massive success as the band became the first act to ever own all Top 10 spots on Billboard’s Digital Rock Songs Sales chart, with each of their albums in the Top 20 on the Billboard 200.