Tool Maps Out North American Tour For Fear Inoculum


Tool has mapped out a major North American tour in support of its long-awaited new album, Fear Inoculum. The six-week run kicks off at Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival on October 13th, encompassing another 24 dates before wrapping on November 25th in Washington, DC. Killing Joke will be along as support. Tickets go on sale September 6th via Ticketmaster.

The band will no doubt bring an elaborate production on the road, with drummer Danny Carey telling us a while back that Tool is always looking to up its game: ["We're gonna keep expounding upon the visual parts of the show, I'm sure, doing different things, you know. We have a whole team of people that we are constantly working with, trying to come up with better and bigger things and, you know, just ways to reinforce the songs, you know, ways to reinforce the music and all the art that we come up with."] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . come up with.)

Fear Inoculum, Tool’s first new album in 13 years, was officially released on Friday, and by all accounts, it was well worth the wait. Revolver ​proclaimed it "a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come," while NME called it a "blissful work" and Spin declared that the 85-minute LP was "a transcendent return."

Newly announced Tool tour dates (subject to change):
October 13 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
October 15 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
October 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
October 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
October 23 - Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena
October 25 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
October 27 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
October 29 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
October 31 - Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum
November 02 - Indianapolis, IN - Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
November 03 - Chicago, IL - United Center
November 05 - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena
November 06 - Cleveland, OH - Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
November 08 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena
November 09 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
November 11 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
November 12 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena
November 14 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
November 16 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
November 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
November 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclay’s Center
November 21 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
November 22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
November 24 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
November 25 - Washington, DC - Capitol One Arena