Tool unveil plans to embark on a fall time tour later this year

A new Tool album AND an upcoming tour? If you’re a massive Tool fan, then it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

On Friday (Aug. 30), the iconic rockers unveiled plans to embark on a fall time tour in support of their recently released record. Dubbed “Tool in Concert,” the lengthy trek will find the act performing at venues across the continent throughout October and November.

The six-week outing will include stops in Denver, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Newark, and more.

The newly announced itinerary will also include two double-night engagements; one at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (Oct. 20 and 21) and the other at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Nov. 11 and 12).

The fall time tour kicks off with the band’s appearance at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento and wraps up on Nov. 25 at the Capitol One Arena in Washington D.C.

The Killing Joke will play the role of special guest throughout the tour.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. local time. Tool Army members will get access to a limited number of tickets beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Tool released their much-anticipated fifth studio album FEAR INOCULUM today (Aug. 30). By the looks of several early reviews, it seems like the 13-year wait was well worth it.

FEAR INOCULUM is the follow-up to Tool’s 2006 release 10,000 Days.

TOOL IN CONCERT 2019 TOUR DATES:

Oct. 13 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival
Oct. 15 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 18 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Staples Center
Oct. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Staples Center
Oct. 23 – Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
Oct. 25 – San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T Center
Oct. 27 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
Oct. 29 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
Oct. 31 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Fiserv Forum
Nov. 2 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 3 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
Nov. 5 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ US Bank Arena
Nov. 6 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Nov. 8 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
Nov. 9 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 11 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 12 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 14 – Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
Nov. 16 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
Nov. 18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 19 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
Nov. 21 – Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
Nov. 22 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Boardwalk Hall
Nov. 24 – Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena
Nov. 25 – Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena

Tool announce title of their fifth studio effort

Ladies, gents, and music lover of all ages, Tool have finally confirmed the title for their upcoming new album.

On Monday (July 29), the Los Angeles-founded act confirmed that their fifth studio album will be titled FEAR INOCULUM.

Taking to Instagram, the group posted a short clip (with no audio) which displays the band’s name and the album’s title. The accompanying caption reads: “FEAR INOCULUM, Aug 30th, 2019 Album Art, Lead Track, and Pre-Order info TBA. Thank you for your patience.”

The title reveal comes several months after the group announced the official release date for the at-the-time-still-untitled album. During a show at the Legacy Arena in Alabama in early May, the act unveiled the much-anticipated album’s release date via a short video clip. Soon after the show ended, Tool took to Instagram to make the announcement official.

As of now, it looks like Tool has already treated fans to two songs off the impending release; “Descending” and “Invincible.” Both tracks made their live debuts during Tool’s set at Welcome to Rockville.

FEAR INOCULUM is the band’s first new set of tunes since 2006’s 10,000 Days. That means fans have been waiting for brand new Tool songs for 13 years. 13 YEARS.

Because new music isn’t enough, Tool also revealed that their entire catalog will be available on all digital and streaming services as of this Friday, Aug. 2. The albums include all four of their full-lengths (Undertow, Lateralus, Ænima, and 10,000 Days) and their Opiate EP.