The most anticipated rock tour of 2020 is here! Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce the return of triple Grammy Award-winning Californian rockers, Tool. They'll be performing two shows in New Zealand this February 2020—their first shows of the country in six years. The tour comes off the back of the band’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, and their first new record in 13 years, the incredible #1 ARIA Album Fear Inoculum.
"'Fear Inoculum' is a transcendent return." – Spin
"Maynard is a joy to watch. The light, laser and video show is something else… At times spectacular, the visuals are the perfect accompaniment… Could other bands be this adventurous in 2019 and succeed to this extent?" – LA Weekly
‘The visuals were provocative, with laser lights and an LED screen featuring a variety of videos – fetuses, aliens, skeletons, emaciated figures, insects, water, and fire – in line with the band’s romanticising of doom and destruction’ – Entertainment Voice’
Currently on a mammoth 26-date tour in the USA, Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan’s (vocals) groundbreaking, epic live show sees a band at the top of their powers. Their immersive live visual experience is as brilliant as the band’s music itself, and not to be missed. General public tickets will go on sale on Friday 22 November via Frontier Touring.
Listen: Tool – 'Fear Inoculum'
Tool first 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 one limited-edition box set 'Salival' (2000).
Released in August 2019, Fear Inoculum debuted at #1 in Australia and New Zealand (the band’s third consecutive #1 album in both countries) – with #1 debut position also in Canada, Norway, and Belgium. In the USA, the band knocked Taylor Swift off the top spot and sold 270,000 units in its first week alone. Critics were united in praise, Rolling Stone describing it as: “a formal masterpiece that should stand the test of time.”
"Absolutely gobsmacking." – Kerrang
"The draw of the performance… was the chance to hear the group’s intricate, multi-movement songs at a pulverising volume that still had shape and detail thanks to an impeccable live mix." – Los Angeles Times
"They’re so solid as a unit and at times it’s like watching a magician perform a magic trick. How do they do it?" – Daily News