Tool Announce San Jose, CA Show

Tool have added a January 14 date in San Jose, CA to their early 2020 tour with Author & Punisher. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

01/10 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
01/12 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
01/14 San Jose, CA – SAP Center
01/15 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
01/17 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
01/18 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
01/21 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
01/22 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena
01/28 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
01/29 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/31 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
02/01 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

Tool Cancel One Of Their San Diego, CA Shows

Tool have cancelled their January 13 show at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA. Despite this, the band still plan to perform at the same venue on January 10 and 12. Tool commented:

“Due to a scheduling conflict, the Tool show planned for Monday, January 13 at Viejas Arena is now cancelled. Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase.”

Tool, Killswitch Engage, Death Angel, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Nominated For 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 26 and it will broadcast live on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Candlemass & Tony Iommi – “Astorolus – The Great Octopus“
  • Death Angel – “Humanicide“
  • I Prevail – “Bow Down“
  • Killswitch Engage – “Unleashed“
  • Tool – “7empest“

Best Rock Performance:

  • Bones UK – “Pretty Waste“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman“
  • Rival Sons – “Too Bad“

Best Rock Song:

  • Tool – “Fear Inoculum“
  • The 1975 – “Give Yourself A Try“
  • Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“

Best Rock Album:

  • Bring Me The Horizon – “amo“
  • Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues“
  • The Cranberries – “In The End“
  • I Prevail – “Trauma“
  •  Rival Sons – “Feral Roots“

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) was also nominated in the Best Recording Package category for his posthumous career retrospective.

Watch Tool Play “Swamp Song” Live For The First Time Since 2007

During Tool’s November 18 show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, the band played “Swamp Song” live for the first time since 2007. Despite the band‘s strict no filming policy, a number of fans managed to capture footage of the performance, which you can see below. This news comes after Tool recently performed “Merkaba” live for the first time in 17 years. However, footage of that track doesn’t appear to be available.

Author & Punisher Added To Tool’s Early 2020 U.S. Tour

Author & Punisher has been added to Tool’s early 2020 tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

01/10 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
01/12 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
01/15 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
01/17 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
01/18 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
01/21 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
01/22 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena
01/28 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
01/29 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/31 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
02/01 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

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Excited to announce that I'll be supporting Tool on their upcoming US dates in January/February 2020. This is a huge honor that I don't take lightly. I don't always get to take the full arsenal of drone machines due to their weight and pain but certainly on this run, everything is in play. I love you all and I'm sorry for future back pain and inevitable hearing loss. 🤘🏿 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 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 #tool #tour #authorandpunisher #dronemachines #doommetal #industrial #ustour #relapserecords #concertedefforts #440mgmt

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Tool To Release Expanded Book Edition Of “Fear Inoculum”

Tool will be releasing a new expanded book edition of their latest album album “Fear Inoculum” on December 13. That version of the effort is available for pre-order HERE and it will include the following:

  • 5 x 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics.
  • An expanded 56-page booklet with never-before-seen-art
  • A download of their ‘Recusant Ad Infinitum‘ visual experience 
  • A CD copy of “Fear Inoculum“