Tool Announces Fall Trek, Releases First Studio Album In 13 Years

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Maynard James Keenan of Tool keeps the crowd in his sight at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., June 7.

Tool announced a fall tour and the release of its long-awaited, fifth full-length album, Fear Inoculum, Friday (Aug. 30). The six-week trek launches with an appearance at Sacramento, Calif.’s Aftershock Festival Oct. 30.


The tour then hits markets including Denver, two dates at L.A.’s Staples Center, Houston, Indianapolis, Chicago Pittsburgh, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia and more before winding down at Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C., November 25.


Maynard James Keenan and the band took to the road in May for shows in the Midwest and a quick trip to Europe, but hasn’t toured in earnest since 2017, when it notched sellouts at several stops including Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center (13,406 tickets sold; $1,148,740 gross); Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (14,697; $1,242,673); Allstatte Arena in Rosemont, Ill. (13,047; $1,107685) and DTE Energy Music Center in Clarkston, Mich. (14,841; $914,512) among others.


Fear Inoculum is Tool’s first studio effort since 2006’s 10,000 Days. The hard rock band formed in 1990 and has four multi-platinum albums to its credit: Undertow (1993), Ænima(1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006). The band has won three Grammy Awards: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).


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



October 13 Sacramento, CA   Aftershock Festival

October 15 Denver, CO           Pepsi Center

October 18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena

October 20 Los Angeles, CA  Staples Center

October 21 Los Angeles, CA  Staples Center

October 23 Glendale, AZ         Gila River Arena

October 25 San Antonio, TX   AT&T Center

October 27 Houston, TX          Toyota Center

October 29 Tulsa, OK              BOK Center

October 31 Milwaukee, WI      Fiserv Forum

November 2  Indianapolis, IN    Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

November 3  Chicago, IL           United Center

November 5  Cincinnati, OH      US Bank Arena

November 6  Cleveland, OH      Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

November 8  Pittsburgh, PA      PPG Paints Arena

November 9  Detroit, MI             Little Caesars Arena

November 11 Toronto, ON         Scotiabank Arena

November 12 Toronto, ON         Scotiabank Arena

November 14 Boston, MA          TD Garden

November 16 Newark, NJ          Prudential Center

November 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

November 19 Brooklyn, NY       Barclay’s Center

November 21 Uncasville, CT     Mohegan Sun Casino Arena

November 22 Atlantic City, NJ   Boardwalk Hall

November 24 Raleigh, NC         PNC Arena

November 25 Washington, DC Capital One Arena