The run includes three major festival appearances
Next spring, Tool are returning to Europe and the UK for a headlining run. Beginning at the ZAG Arena in Hannover, Germany on 25 May, the band will perform in London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, and more. Night Verses will serve as special guests for all headlining stops.
The tour includes featured slots at three major festivals – Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, CopenHell in Denmark, and Tons of Tock in Norway.
Tickets for all headlining dates are on-sale this Friday, 17 November at 10 am local time. In advance of the forthcoming on-sale, the Tool Army has opened additional memberships, with pre-sale tickets available exclusively to members for a 24-hour window beginning today at 10am local time. Tool Army members will continue to have access to pre-sale tickets until the public on-sale begins on Friday. A limited number of VIP packages will also be initially available to Tool Army members, with remaining options available to the general public as the on-sale begins on 17 November. Select packages include premium tickets, sound check access with group photo, exclusive merchandise and more.
In January, Tool will embark on another run of U.S. tour dates. Frontman Maynard James Keenan will be keeping busy by hitting the road with both A Perfect Circle and Puscifer on the same tour in the spring. The Sessanta Tour, which also includes Primus, will make its way across the U.S. starting on April 7 at the Coastal Credit Union Amphitheatre at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina. The run marks A Perfect Circle’s first live performance since 2018.
With a new tour comes new Tool merchandise, which has become some of the most highly sought after concert collectibles on the planet – especially the posters. Members of the new and improved Tool Army will have access to special merchandise and perks, including exclusive pre-sale access to Tool headlining shows, early access to VIP packages, and more.
Additionally, there’s always the hope of hearing a rare gem or two from the band in concert. At their 2023 tour opener on October 4 in Loveland, Colorado, the crowd got to hear “Rosetta Stoned” in full, with vocals, for the first time since 2009. The rarity “Rosetta Stoned” comes from their 2006 effort, 10,000 Days. The record debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and featured the hit singles “Vicarious,” “The Pot,” and “Jambi.” The album has since gone on to be certified double-platinum by the RIAA, and garner the band a GRAMMY® Award for Best Recording Package.
Last month, Tool headlined two major festivals in California – Aftershock in Sacramento, and Power Trip in Indio alongside Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, and Guns N’ Roses. Their current headlining tour rolls on through the end of the month, wrapping up with two shows at Scotiabank Arena on November 20 and November 21 in Toronto, Ontario. All Canadian dates are the band’s first since 2019.
The band’s latest studio effort Fear Inoculum arrived in 2019 following years of anticipation. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shattering sales and radio records while also earning widespread critical praise. The band toured in support of the record that same year, and returned to the road in 2022 after previously cancelling their remaining tour dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tool subsequently released a massive ultra-deluxe 5-LP vinyl box set of the album, and a black vinyl edition as well.
Last March, Tool released “Opiate2” – a re-imagined version of the title track from their first EP in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Visual artist Dominic Hailstone (Alien: Covenant, The Eel) worked with Tool guitarist Adam Jones on a 10-plus minute film for the song, which was the band’s first new video in 15 years. Dominic and Adam also collaborated on the filmed pieces featured on the band’s Fear Inoculum Tour.
Tool formed in 1990 and have released four multi-platinum studio albums:Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won four GRAMMY® Awards: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”), Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days) and Best Metal Performance (2020, “7empest”).
25 May – Hannover, DE – ZAG Arena
27 May – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
30 May – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
1 June – Manchester, UK – AO Arena
3 June – London, UK – The O2 Arena
5 June – Paris, FR – Accor Arena
8 June – Berlin, DE – Parkbühne Wuhlheide
10 June – Wien, AT – Wiener Stadthalle
11 June – Kraków, PL – Tauron Arena
13 June – Budapest, HU – Budapest Aréna
18 June – Köln, DE – Lanxess Arena
20 June – Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting*
22 June – Copenhagen, DK – CopenHell*
25 June – Stockholm, SE – Tele2 Arena
27 June – Oslo, NO – Tons of Rock*