Given how hard Tool’s 2019 album Fear Inoculum hit when it landed back in August, one would assume the band would be touring the world for the next fifty years — the album was such a smash hit that even the interludes thereon cracked Billboard’s Top 25. So it’s unsurprising — if totally awesome — that the band have announced even more U.S. tour dates, to kick off in early 2020.
Ring in the new year with a blast of prog metal at one of the following dates:
10 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
15 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
17 Las Vegas, NV T‑Mobile Arena
18 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
28 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
31 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
01 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Of course, these are after the remainder of the band’s currently-scheduled North American dates, which you can see below:
11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
14 Boston, MA Garden
16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena
Fear Inoculum was surrounded by a level of mystery and misinformation the likes of which most rock bands will never experience. The result was the band’s rabid fanbase chomping harder and harder at the bit with every shred of a rumor that was released — something that Tool drummer Danny Carey understands from his own youth.
“I understand that curiosity — it’s what drove me,” said Danny in the second episode of our podcast Inside Track. “It drove me mad not being able to know more about Pink Floyd when I was a little kid. But that’s the great thing — there was this mystery behind it, and we couldn’t find out enough. It made your mind work, it made you seek after it or try to interpret it. It made you envision or imagine what they were doing.”
Listen to the complete story behind Fear Inoculum in the full episode below:
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