Tool Releases New Album, Announces North American Tour

Tool: Fear InoculumIt’s finally here. Fear Inoculum is Tool’s first album in 13 years, and it does not disappoint. It has all the epic songwriting and hypnotic, odd-time riffs that fans love. That includes more top notch playing from bassist Justin Chancellor.

Once again, his lines serve as the hook for several of the songs. “Pneuma,” “Invincible,” and “Descending” in particular feature those classic Tool breakdowns where the bass sets up the next riff or section. Fans will also be taken for a trip on the psychedelic “Chocolate Chip Trip” and “Mockingbeat.”

Check out Chancellor’s signature style on “Pneuma”:

As if that wasn’t enough good news, Tool announced a round of North American tour dates for the fall. The quartet will begin October 13th in Sacramento at the Aftershock Festival and work their way across the continental U.S. and into Canada. Their final date is scheduled for November 25th in Washington, D.C. Tool will be joined by Killing Joke, featuring bassist Martin “Youth” Glover, for the outing.

Fear Inoculum is available now as a specialty CD package and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3) with a vinyl package on the way.

Fear Inoculum Track List:

  1. Fear Inoculum
  2. Pneuma
  3. Litanie contre la Peur
  4. Invincible
  5. Legion Inoculant
  6. Descending
  7. Culling Voices
  8. Chocolate Chip Trip
  9. 7empet
  10. Mockingbeat

Tool Fall Tour Dates:

Oct 13Sacramento, CAAftershock Festival
Oct 15Denver, COPepsi Center
Oct 18Salt Lake City, UTVivint Smart Home Arena
Oct 20Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
Oct 21Los Angeles, CAStaples Center
Oct 23Glendale, AZGila River Arena
Oct 25San Antonio, TXAT&T Center
Oct 27Houston, TXToyota Center
Oct 29Tulsa, OKBOK Center
Oct 31Milwaukee, WIFiserv Forum
Nov 2Indianapolis, INBanker’s Life Fieldhouse
Nov 3Chicago, ILUnited Center
Nov 5Cincinnati, OHUS Bank Arena
Nov 6Cleveland, OHRocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Nov 8Pittsburgh, PAPPG Paints Arena
Nov 9Detroit, MILittle Caesars Arena
Nov 11Toronto, ONScotiabank Arena
Nov 12Toronto, ONScotiabank Arena
Nov 14Boston, MATD Garden
Nov 16Newark, NJPrudential Center
Nov 18Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
Nov 19Brooklyn, NYBarclay’s Center
Nov 21Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Casino Arena
Nov 22Atlantic City, NJBoardwalk Hall
Nov 24Raleigh, NCPNC Arena
Nov 25Washington, DCCapitol One Arena

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