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.

Tool announces release date for new studio album

Surprise! It looks like Tool’s new studio album will see a 2019 release date after all. On Wednesday (May 8), the California-founded band confirmed the fall time release of their much-anticipated fifth studio effort. The still-untitled, upcoming record is due out Aug. 30.

While the group made the official announcement earlier in the day on social media, some lucky fans witnessed the exclusive reveal firsthand. During a recent gig’s intermission (May 7 in Birmingham, Alabama at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC), a video screen displayed the text “August 30.” Thanks to cameras and social media, fans were quick to share the news.

Shortly after the show, the band took to social media to make the formal announcement themselves. The post features a simple six-second clip with the band’s name, August 30th, and MMXIX (2019 in Roman numerals) displaying in front of a dark screen.

The official release date comes months after drummer Danny Carey mentioned in an interview that the highly anticipated album would be released in mid-April. Frontman Maynard James Keenan later said that a May to July release time frame was more realistic.

Over the weekend, Tool appeared at Welcome to Rockville, one of the many music festivals on their tour itinerary for this year. During their time slot, they performed two new songs; “Descending” and “Invincible.”

Welcome to Rockville, and their show at the Legacy Arena, aren’t the only shows the group has up their sleeves. Tonight, they will perform at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. After that, there are a handful of other North American arena shows before wrapping it all up at Chicago Open Air. Check out Tool’s full tour itinerary here.

Tool, Slipknot, blink-182 lead Aftershock 2019 lineup

Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 are just some of the bands heading to California’s capital in October for the 2019 incarnation of the Aftershock music festival. On Tuesday (April 23), festival organizers announced the rocking lineup for the eighth annual event.

Joining Tool, Slipknot, and blink-182 on this year’s line up are Korn, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle, Dropkick Murphys, BABYMETAL, Bad Religion, Stone Temple Pilots, and many more.

“Aftershock Festival is always a unique experience for Korn compared to other festivals,” Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch says.

“One of the main reasons is we have many friends and family that live near Sacto, so it’s always like a family reunion when we play Aftershock. We’ve been gone a while and we’re coming back this year with a new album, new stage look, and a new excitement that is very contagious! We feel like we are on fire right now and our fans are gonna be fuel for the flames!”

Knowing that fans can’t get enough of the music festival, event organizers also unveiled that the festival has expanded from two days to three.

Dubbed “California’s biggest rock festival,” the event will return to its longtime home of Discovery Park in Sacramento during the weekend of Oct. 11-13.

Tickets, VIP packages, and hotel options go on sale this Friday, April 26, at noon PT. Tickets for Aftershock have sold out four years straight, so festival organizers are encouraging fans to get their tickets as soon as possible.

The official announcement comes a day after the lineup was leaked online. According to a Reddit post, the lineup was accidentally uploaded onto the festival’s website a day before it was set to go live. At the time, there was some speculation whether the lineup was real, but it turned out to be true.

For more details about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Aftershock’s website.

The daily lineup for Aftershock can be found below.

AFTERSHOCK 2019 DAILY LINEUP:

Friday, October 11

Slipknot, Staind, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Sum 41, Clutch, I Prevail, Beartooth, Motionless in White, Andrew W.K., Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Knocked Loose, Angel Du$t, While She Sleeps, Ded, The Pink Slips, Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 12

blink-182, Rob Zombie, Bring Me the Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Highly Suspect, Ghostemane, Fidlar, The Interrupters, Fishbone, Badflower, Ho99o9, Health, Parlor Mob, Sick Puppies, Spirit Adrift, Broken Hands, Dead Posey

Sunday, October 13

Tool, Korn, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, BABYMETAL, Gojira, Architects, Falling in Reverse, Deadland Ritual, Fu Manchu, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hu, Fire from the Gods, Joyous Wolf, Evan Konrad, Brkn Love, Blue Midnight

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Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie lead Welcome to Rockville 2019 lineup

Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, and Incubus are some of the bands slated to make their way to north Florida in the spring for the ninth annual Welcome to Rockville. On Monday (Dec. 3), Danny Wimmer Presents unleashed the full lineup for next year’s edition of the annual rock and metal-centric music festival.

Joining the aforementioned acts on the event’s roster will be the Prodigy, Bring Me the Horizon, Evanescence, Chevelle, Flogging Molly, Killswitch Engage, Circa Survive, Tom Morello, Shinedown, and Judas Priest, who will make their Welcome to Rockville debut.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to unleash new Firepower with full metal fury on the USA again as we are one of the headliners at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida! The Priest is back!” lead vocalist Rob Halford said in a press statement.

Chris Kilmore of Incubus adds: “We’re excited to return to Jacksonville and play at Welcome to Rockville in 2019! There are some great bands on the bill and we can’t wait to see our friends in Tool, the Prodigy, as well as many others. See you there!”

As if the lineup for next year’s event wasn’t enough, festival organizers also revealed that the yearly event has expanded from two days to three.

Dubbed “Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience,” the music festival will return to its longtime home of Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida during the weekend of May 3-5.

Last year’s event was certificated sold out with a whopping 90,000 attendees showing up for the two-day event.

Tickets for Welcome to Rockville go on sale this Friday, Dec. 7, at noon EST. Tickets available include weekend general admission, weekend VIP, single-day general admission, and single-day VIP. For more information about the lineup, tickets, or general questions, head on over to Welcome to Rockville’s website.

For now, the complete daily music lineup can be seen below.

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Northern Invasion 2018 band times unleashed

Heading to Northern Invasion next weekend? Well, there’s some major good news for you; the official band performance times have been unleashed. There will be a total of three stages during the two-day event; the Monster Main Stage, the Bug Light Stage, and the St. Croix Casino Stage. As previously announced Avenged Sevenfold will close out night one while Tool will close out the second and final night of the music festival.

Check out the full, daily lineup below.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

Monster Main Stage

9:30 p.m.  – Avenged Sevenfold
7:55 p.m. – A Perfect Circle
6:20  p.m. – Breaking Benjamin
5:05 p.m. – I Prevail
3:55 p.m. – Black Stone Cherry
2:50 p.m. – The Bronx
1:45 p.m. – Grandson

Bud Light Stage

7:10 p.m. – Parkway Drive
5:45 p.m. – Butcher Babies
4:30 p.m. – Senses Fail
3:20 p.m. – Stick to Your Guns
2:15 p.m. – Cane Hill
1:10 p.m. – Counterfeit
12:20 p.m. – Big Story

St. Croix Casino Stage

7:50 p.m. – Atreyu
6:15 p.m. – We Came as Romans
5:00 p.m. – Miss May I
3:50 p.m. – DED
2:45 p.m. – From Ashes to New
1:40 p.m.  – Dube
12:00 p.m. – Cold Kingdom

SUNDAY, MAY 13

Monster Main Stage

9:15 p.m. – Tool
7:40 p.m. – Alice in Chains
6:05 p.m. – Stone Temple Pilots
4:50 p.m. – Black Veil Brides
3:35 p.m. – Asking Alexandria
2:30 p.m. – Red Sun Rising
1:05 p.m. – 10 Years

Bud Light Stage

6:55 p.m. – The Used
5:30 p.m. – Anti-Flag
4:15 p.m. – Like a Storm
3:00 p.m. – I See Stars
1:35 p.m. – The Fever 33
12:30 p.m. – Whitney Peyton

St. Croix Casino Stage

7:35 p.m. – Andrew W.K.
6:00 p.m. – Hawthorne Heights
4:45 p.m. – Dance Gavin Dance
3:30 p.m. – The Blue Stones
2:25 p.m. – Mutoid Man
1:00 p.m. – Spirit Animal
12:00 p.m. – Joyous Wolf

The fourth annual Northern Invasion will invade the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin on May 12 and May 13. A limited number of general admission tickets are still available for the multi-day event on the music festival’s website. In addition to offering a “top-tier camping experience,” the fest will also offer the Northern Invasion Good Eats area which will include food offerings from top regional and national restaurants and vendors.

Tool announces handful of new tour stops

New pic from Tool's Facebook

Earlier this year, news broke the Tool would be reuniting for a handful of music festivals during the spring months. Now, several months after the music festival announcement, it looks like the band is ready to hit the road for their own, proper tour. On Monday (March 13), the California-founded band unveiled a handful of tour dates. The upcoming tour dates will coincide with the band’s previously scheduled appearances at Boston’s Boston Calling in May and New York’s Governors Ball in June.

The headlining tour announcement may not comes as much of a surprise to fans. Last week, the band’s Facebook was updated with an image from one of their shows and a caption which read “TOOL TOUR DATES HEADS UP.” For many of the cities included on the short list, it will be the first time in a decade that the band will perform there. The tour will kick off on May 24 at the Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia and wrap up a few weeks later on June 8 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Pre-sale tickets for those in Tool’s Toolarmy will go on sale beginning this Wednesday,  March 15, at 10 a.m. PST. General sales will then begin this Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m. local time.

With a tour scheduled for the spring/summer, it may be assumed that Tool is in the middle of finishing up their highly anticipated new album. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any major updates on the new record. It has been confirmed that frontman Maynard James Keenan has already started recording vocals, so maybe a title and release date reveal may be in the near future. The current in-the-works record will be the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days. For now, Tool tour itinerary can be seen below.

TOOL’S SPRING/SUMMER 2017 TOUR DATES:
05/24 – Fairfax, VA @ Eaglebank Arena
05/27 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
05/28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
05/30 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
05/31 – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Centre
06/02 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
06/04 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
06/07 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/08 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena

Tool, Mumford & Sons, The 1975 to headline Boston Calling 2017

It’s starting to look a lot like music festival season is right around the corner. Over the past week, the lineup for Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, and many more have been unveiled, giving those in the frigid parts of the country something to look forward to. On Thursday (Jan. 12), Boston Calling was the latest to unveiled their massive lineup.

Headlining the eighth incarnation of the music festival will be Tool, Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, Bon Iver, The XX, Major Lazer, Weezer, the 1975, and many more. In total, 45 musical acts are scheduled to hit Boston during the Memorial Day weekend event.

“Between our location and lineup, 2017 will undoubtedly be the most exciting Boston Calling yet,” said Boston Calling Events co-founder Brian Appel. “We are really in awe of the support and success the festival has seen thus far, and we are more excited than ever by the future.”

In addition to the musical acts, the festival also announced that they will add a “film experience” curated by Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman. “This year, in addition to its 45 act lineup performing across three outdoor stages, it will add a film experience curated by Academy Award-winning actress, producer and director Natalie Portman, along with comprehensive food, drink, and visual arts components.” No word yet on what exactly that entails.

Boston Calling is set to take place during the weekend of May 26-28. This marks the first time the music festival will not take place at its past home of City Hall Plaza. Instead, 2017 will mark the first year the festival takes place at its new home of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass. Three-day general admission passes as well as VIP passes are currently available on the music festival’s website. The complete lineup for the three-day event can be seen below.

Governors Ball Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

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A day after Coachella unveiled its star-studded and genre-bending lineup, New York City’s Governors Ball has followed suit. On Wednesday (Jan. 4), festival organizers unveiled the complete artists list for the 2017 edition of the weekend-long music festival. As previously reported Tool will headline the event, marking the group’s first official comeback show. The band’s performance confirmation comes after weeks of rumors and speculations. Phoenix, Cage the Elephant, Franz Ferdinand, Bleachers, Local Natives, The Strumbellas, Saint Motel and others are just some of the many artists who will also perform during the weekend.

Like previous years, the lineup will include a little bit to satisfy everyone’s music taste. Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, Lorde, Charli XCX, Flume, Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker, Tove Lo, Phantogram,  Rae Sremmurd, The Head and the Heart, Banks and others will also perform at the Governors Ball.

Tickets for the weekend-long event will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 6 at noon, EST. While ticket sales are currently not available, those interested in purchasing passes can take a look at the several options that will be offered on the festival’s website here. Governors Ball will return to its home of Randall’s Island Park during the weekend of June 2-4. For now, the complete lineup for the music festival can be seen below.

Tool Announce West Coast Tour

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Fans of Tool, there is some good news and some bad news coming from the band’s camp.

The good news is, the band will be going out on tour. The bad news is, the tour will exclusively be for those living on the west coast and two places in Mexico.

This short west coast tour will be the first time since Summer 2012 that the band have hit the road for a North American tour. Last year, they did hit the road, but only in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

At the time that the dates had been released, there was no indication of whether or not there would be additional dates added to the already released once which can been seen below or if a new album is currently on the horizon.

The band’s last album was 2006’s 10,000 Days, but if what drummer Danny Carey told Loudwire last July during an interview holds true, there might be a new album headed our way in early 2014.

TOOL WEST COAST TOUR DATES:

03/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
03/06 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
03/07 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
03/09 – Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
03/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio De Los Deportes
03/21 – Veracruz, MX @ Festival Cumbre Tajin 2014