November 11th has once again proven to be a day of good luck! I’m super excited to announce that TOOL is extending their North American tour. “TOOL, who are in the midst of their first North American tour in support of their #1 charting, record-breaking album Fear Inoculum (RCA Records), today announces an additional round of tour dates, kicking off on Jan. 10 in San Diego.” I just saw them play at Aftershock… it was like an exorcism for the human spirit. Remembering what Maynard said about hating phones, I couldn’t bare to take mine out — not even for a second. A real show. As much fun as I was having, some of the people around me didn’t approve of the mosh pit I started. “Parabola” — it can’t be helped.
If you haven’t seen the band that started the year I was spit out into this world known as TOOL — YOU MUST! I think everyone needs to see TOOL. Put down your phones, and just get your soul rocked.
Newly announced dates:
January 10 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
January 12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
January 15 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
January 17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
January 18 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
January 21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
January 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
January 28 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
January 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
January 31 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
February 1 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Nov.15 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of VIP packages available exclusively to Tool Army members via Toolband.com this Wednesday, Nov.13 at 10 am local time.
TOOL begins a two-night stint in Toronto this evening, during their extensive, sold out North American tour. The tour, which sees the band performing in some cities for the first time in over a decade, has received widespread accolades with the Los Angeles Times calling it “impeccable,” the Chicago Tribune describing the outing as a “twisting multimedia rollercoaster of a concert” and The Arizona Republic saying it’s “a visually breathtaking night of dystopian art-rock spectacle.”
Fear Inoculum arrived on August 30th following years of anticipation. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and earned heaps of critical praise with NPR saying, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait,” Revolver proclaiming the 10-track album “a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come” and Consequence of Sound saying the release finds “TOOL in peak performance.”
Yeahhhh…. you need to go.