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Tool’s Official Statement On Postponed Concerts

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The Press Release:
TOOL has issued the following statement regarding their postponed concerts (original dates listed below):

“As so many music lovers have come to realize over the last several weeks, there is no playbook that artists, promoters and venues can pull from in these unprecedented times.

When we played what would be our final show of 2020, March 11 at Portland’s Moda Center, we believed we would be back on the road sometime this Fall. As we worked towards that goal we’ve come to realize that there is absolutely no certainty in re-scheduling dates for this Fall or 2021. State and local ordinances vary widely and no one can predict when high capacity events will safely return.

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Tool by Travis Shinn

At the same time that we were working to reschedule this tour, we read your messages. Messages of job losses, illness, emotional and financial pain. We could continue to postpone or reschedule dates for some time into 2021 but ethically, we do not think this is the right course of action. In our opinion, tying up our fans’ money for months, if not a full year, is unfair. With that in mind, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the tour so we can help support the people who have supported us for years.

Please know, we want nothing more than to return to the road, to play these songs for you and to celebrate our shared recovery. When the time is right, we will do just that.

In the coming days you will receive an email from the ticketing service you purchased tickets through notifying you of the event cancellation and when to expect your refund.”

Impacted Dates:
March 12: Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Center
March 14: Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
March 16: Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
April 16: Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
April 17: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
April 19: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
April 21: Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
April 22: Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
April 24: Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
April 25: Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 28: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
April 29: Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
May 1: Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena
May 2: Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Centre
May 4: Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
May 5: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 29: Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
May 31: Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
June 2: Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
June 4: Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
June 6: Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
June 7: Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
June 9: Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
June 10: Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center
June 13: St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
June 16: Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
June 17: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Center
June 19: Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
June 22: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
June 23: San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: More sad news but you readers should be used to this by now. I missed Tool during their last go round since it was a hot show and very difficult to work out and bring you the scoop about it. Oh well, there is always next time….provided there actually is a next time for big shows at big packed to the gills venues. I remain hopeful because this has been a year of WTF for so many of us but as noted all of these shifts and changes and cancellations are based on organizers wanting their audience alive for the next go round. As I close this up I wonder were you supposed to see Tool during the Spring into the Summer? Chime in down below and I will see you next time around.

Official Website: http://www.toolband.com

Tool Announces Spring Tour Dates For 2020

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The Press Release:
TOOL, who recently took home the GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance for the song “7empest,” has added an extensive Spring tour for North America.

The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back sold out performances at Auckland’s Spark Arena, happening later this week. The Sydney Morning Herald described the live offering as “an immersive art-rock experience that forced you to feel a little of everything. It was an intricate collage of light, sound and imagery.” The Fear Inoculum tour, which has seen 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 performances as a “twisting multimedia rollercoaster of a concert” and The Arizona Republic describing the shows as “a visually breathtaking night of dystopian art-rock spectacle.”
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Tool Extends North American Tour

Clearly 2019 has been a bountiful year for the band Tool who have not only released new music after a number of years but also have achieved some chart-topping status with the works. To keep up on the stuff we’ve been alerting you to (since there has been quite a bit of news), just click HERE to open a brand-new tab with the lot of it. Now we’re learning about an extension of the bands tour so read on.

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The Press Release:
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.

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

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Tool by Travis Shinn

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Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” Reaches #1 on Active Rock Chart 

It seems like everyone is talking Tool nowadays and I’ve discussed their back catalog being made available to streaming (seen HERE), helped announce their national tour (HERE) and that the song achieved some high numbers on the Billboard Charts (HERE). Now its time to watch the continuing dominance of “Fear Inoculum”. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
“Fear Inoculum,” the title track from Tool’s recently released album, has reached #1 on the Active Rock radio chart, giving the band its fourth career #1 radio single as well as the outfit’s first chart topper in 13 years.

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Tool kicked off their North American tour on Sunday night, performing at the Sacramento-based Aftershock Festival, where the Los Angeles-based band performed “Fear Inoculum” for the first time. The sold out trek continues tomorrow night in Denver, as the band plays two shows at the Pepsi Center.
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Tool Claims #1 Spot On Billboard Top 200 w “Fear Inoculum”

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The Press Release:
TOOL celebrates their third consecutive #1 debut on Billboard’s Top 200, with Fear Inoculum (RCA Records) reigning over the U.S. sales charts, selling 270,000 units.

The news of Fear Inoculum’s impressive debut comes amidst news stories of the album release being met by lengthy lines at retailers as music lovers clamored to get a copy of the limited edition, physical version of the CD. The spectacular, groundbreaking packaging boasts a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) released a rare statement, describing the event-like album release: “Several stores had well-attended midnight sales on Thursday (it was my store’s first midnight sale in 10 years). When we returned to work on Friday morning, there were lines at the door… the TOOL release was the biggest thing to hit retail in years.”

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The success wasn’t isolated to the U.S., with the album debuting at #1 in Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, as well as Top 5 debuts in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and Finland.
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