August 30, 2019
TOOL ANNOUNCES TWO PERFORMANCES AT STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES OCTOBER 20 & 21, 2019
TOOL RELEASES LONG-AWAITED ALBUM FEAR INOCULUM TODAY,
THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN 13 YEARS
BAND ANNOUNCES TWO PERFORMANCES AT STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES
OCTOBER 20 & 21, 2019
LISTEN TO THE YEAR’S MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM NOW
“Tool’s Fear Inoculum is a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come.” – Revolver
“absolutely gobsmacking” - Kerrang
“Fear Inoculum is a beast of an album” – Consequence of Sound
“A languid and blissful work.” 5 Stars - NME
“TOOL’s Fear Inoculum is a transcendent return” - SPIN
Aug. 30, 2019, LOS ANGELES – TOOL, having released their eagerly-awaited fifth studio album, Fear Inoculum (listen here: http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa) this morning, have announced a pair of shows at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on October 20 and 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM.
Tickets are on-sale Friday, September 6 at 10:00 AM local time via AXS.com, 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 Toolband.com. Killing Joke will open the shows.
Fear Inoculum’s release caps off over a decade of speculation and anticipation, with confirmation of the release arriving in May as the band flashed “August 30” from the stage as they performed two new songs: “Descending” and “Invincible.”
As August arrived, TOOL released their back catalog via digital service providers, seeing Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days rack up in excess of 20 million streams in the subsequent 48 hours and occupy the top five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Album Charts. 23 years after its initial release, Ænima re-entered Billboard’s Top 200, arriving at #10, with Lateralus (#16), 10,000 Days (#18) and Undertow (#19) landing in the Top 20. TOOL’s debut release, 1992’s Opiate EP, made its Billboard chart premiere, arrived at #59. The band also broke records that week: taking four of the top five spots on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart (the first act to achieve that feat upon digital release) and claiming 15 (of 25) spots on Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales chart. As of this morning, the band’s videos have also arrived on the various digital service platforms, viewable here: http://smarturl.it/TOOLyt.
The title track arrived as details surrounding the collection surfaced, including a limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. A list of retailers who have remaining stock of the groundbreaking package can be found here: http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa. A vinyl release will be announced soon.
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing 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 three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).
Don’t miss your chance to see TOOL with special guests Killing Joke at STAPLES Center on October 20 and October 21. Tickets range from $59.50 to $250.00 plus applicable service charges. STAPLES Center is located at 1111 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 213-742-7100.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 6 at 10:00 AM via AXS.com
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