Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” Hits #1 On Active Rock Chart

The title track of Tool’s latest album “Fear Inoculum” has hit #1 on the Active Rock radio chart. This is the band’s fourth career #1 radio single and their first chart topper in 13 years.

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Tool Perform “Fear Inoculum” And “Pneuma” Live For The First Time

During Tool‘s set at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, CA last night (October 13), the band performed “Fear Inoculum” and “Pneuma“ live for the first time. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Danny Carey Says Tool Have “Tons Of Material” For Possible Follow-Up To “Fear Inoculum”

It took Tool 13 years to release their new album “Fear Inoculum,” but it looks like fans may not have to wait quite as long for the band’s next. During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Danny Carey revealed that the group still have “tons of material” and that he his hoping to begin work on a new record after the touring cycle for their current one.

Carey said the following when asked about the group’s future plans:

“It’s hard to say. We’re going to tour on this probably for two or three years at least, I imagine. It feels like what we’ve done on every album, and then I guess we’ll see where we’re sitting after that.

My hope is we get in and knock out another record. We have tons of material. It’s not going to take 12 years, or if it does, I’ll probably be so old I probably can’t pick up my sticks any more! But my hope is we’ll do another record and just keep moving forward.”

He also added the following about “Fear Inoculum” marking the end of the band’s five-album deal:

“There’s more motivation. The carrot on the stick has gotten larger because now we’ll be free agents – we don’t have to deal with a record company or if we do, we deal with it on our terms, because we can do whatever we want now.

This is the last record of a five-album deal, so that’s a good feeling and I hope that will be motivational in the writing processes.”

Carey then continued after being asked how much material they have:

“There are no leftover Tool songs because of the process it takes to compose our songs – the way we hash it out in a room with all three or four of us, that there’s tons of riffs and jams and things. But there’s no put-together songs that are sitting in the eaves.

It’ll take a process of doing it. And if we do do another album, it’ll take three years after touring. That’s just the way it is with our band.”

Tool Top The Billboard 200 With “Fear Inoculum”

Tool have officially hit No. 1 on the Billoard 200 chart with “Fear Inoculum.“ The effort earned the spot with 270,000 equivalent album units counted, including 248,000 from album sales. These numbers are especially impressive considering the band didn’t have any ticket promotions that included the album. According to Billboard, “Fear Inoculum” is the biggest rock record to hit the charts since the Dave Matthews Band‘s “Come Tomorrow,” which topped the chart in June 2018 with 292,000 units. However, those numbers were increased thanks to a ticket promotion. “Fear Inoculum” even beat Taylor Swift’s “Lover,” which is now at the No. 2 spot.

Tool Officially Upload Their Music Videos To YouTube

Tool officially released their new album “Fear Inoculum” today (August 30) and to celebrate, the band have uploaded seven of their official music videos to their YouTube channel. You can watch those below. If you have yet to hear it, you can stream “Fear Inoculum” HERE. You can also catch the group on tour with Killing Joke this fall.

Tool Announce North American Tour With Killing Joke

Tool have announced a North American tour with Killing Joke. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Fear Inoculum,” which is available now.

Tour Dates:

10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/15 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/20 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
10/21 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
10/23 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
10/25 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
10/27 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
10/29 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
10/31 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
11/02 Indianapolis, IN – Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
11/03 Chicago, IL – United Center
11/05 Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
11/06 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
11/08 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
11/09 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
11/11 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
11/12 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
11/14 Boston, MA – TD Garden
11/16 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
11/18 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
11/19 Brooklyn, NY – Barclay’s Center
11/21 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
11/22 Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
11/24 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
11/25 Washington, DC – Capitol One Arena