TOOL RELEASES LONG-AWAITED ALBUM FEAR INOCULUM TODAY, THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN 13 YEARS
ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, TICKETS ON SALE SEPT. 6
LISTEN TO THE YEAR’S MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM NOW
“Tool’s Fear Inoculum is a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come.” – Revolver
“absolutely gobsmacking” – Kerrang
“Fear Inoculum is a beast of an album” – Consequence of Sound
“A languid and blissful work.” 5 Stars – NME
“TOOL’s Fear Inoculum is a transcendent return” – SPIN
Aug. 30, 2019, LOS ANGELES – Fear Inoculum, TOOL’s fifth studio album and 2019’s most anticipated release, is available now. Listen here: http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa.
The news arrives as the band announces a six-week North American tour, launching the trek on Oct. 13 at the Aftershock Festival. Tickets are on-sale Sept. 6 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of tickets will be available to Tool Army members on Sept. 4. Tool Army information, as well as VIP package details, can be found via Toolband.com.
TOOL TOUR DATES, CITY, VENUE AND TICKET LINKS:
AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL/SACRAMENTO, CA
10/13/19 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival https://aftershock.frontgatetickets.com/?_ga=2.106424707.168480220.1554254097-1245689535.1554254097
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6 at 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME.
ATTN: TOOLARMY MEMBERS
There will we a limited PRE-SALE on WEDNESDAY, SEPT 4 at 10 AM local time on the BAND’S WEBSTORE.
10/15/19 DENVER, CO Pepsi Center https://www.altitudetickets.com/events/detail/tool
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
10/18/19 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint. Smart Home Arena https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1E005716D2882ECB
LOS ANGELES, CA
10/20/19 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center https://www.axs.com/events/381176/tool-tickets
LOS ANGELES, CA
10/21/19 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center https://www.axs.com/events/381176/tool-tickets
10/23/19 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1900571BF1874D66
SAN ANTONIO, TX
10/25/19 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/3A00571CBFBD35D7
10/27/19 Houston, TX Toyota Center https://www.toyotacenter.com/events/detail/tool
10/29/19 Tulsa, OK Bok Center https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2000571CFAF9A197
10/31/19 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07005715FB607591
11/2/19 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05005714C2DF4E5F
11/3/19 Chicago, IL United Center https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0400571AE11624EA
11/5/19 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1600571AEA896D03
11/6/19 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
11/8/19 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16005717BA56796B
11/9/19 Detroit, MI Little Ceasar Arena https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/08005719F1CD3B31
11/11/19 Toronto, ONT Scotiabank Arena https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/1000571CE1E95338
11/12/19 Toronto, ONT Scotiabank Arena https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/1000571D845D1267
11/14/19 Boston, MA TD Garden https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01005717C0DD5F7B
11/16/19 Newark, NJ Prudential Center https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0200571DDB259F65
11/18/19 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center https://wellsfargocenter.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=TOOL&linkID=global-wachovia&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=
11/19/19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0000571CA39F3C44
11/21/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D00571AE3775900
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
11/22/19 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0200571DB3D66F5C
11/24/19 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2D00571CAB05479E
11/25/19 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/150057150A865B
Fear Inoculum’s release caps off over a decade of speculation and anticipation, with confirmation of the release arriving in May as the band flashed “August 30” from the stage as they performed two new songs: “Descending” and “Invincible.”
As August arrived, TOOL released their back catalog via digital service providers, seeing Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days rack up in excess of 20 million streams in the subsequent 48 hours and occupy the top five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Album Charts. 23 years after its initial release, Ænima re-entered Billboard’s Top 200, arriving at #10, with Lateralus (#16), 10,000 Days (#18) and Undertow (#19) landing in the Top 20. TOOL’s debut release, 1992’s Opiate EP, made its Billboard chart premiere, arrived at #59. The band also broke records that week: taking four of the top five spots on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart (the first act to achieve that feat upon digital release) and claiming 15 (of 25) spots on Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales chart.
The title track arrived as details surrounding the collection surfaced, including a limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. A list of retailers who have remaining stock of the groundbreaking package can be found here: http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa. A vinyl release will be announced soon.