Tool announce massive 2020 tour

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Tool (Image credit: Travis Shinn)

Tool have announced almost 30 more shows which will take place in the US later this year.

Maynard James Keenan, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones and Danny Carey will play 28 extra dates this summer, the first of which kicks off in Miami on April 16 before wrapping up in San Francisco on June 23. 

Tickets for the new shows will go on sale from 10am local time this coming Friday (February 28) while VIP packages will go on sale on February 26.

Tool are currently on the road in New Zealand in support of their latest album Fear Inoculum which was released last year. Their next performance will take place on February 28 at the Auckland Spark Arena.

The follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days was named Metal Hammer’s album of 2019, with Metal Hammer deputy editor Eleanor Goodman explaining: “As the years went by, we wondered if Tool would ever write another album. We almost gave up hope. And then Fear Inoculum came along.

“Their first record in 13 years was indulgent, featuring six tracks and four interludes across 90 minutes. Yet it was also restrained. The polyrhythms were stark, Maynard James Keenan's vocals appeared more considered, and songs built slowly. It took time and effort to digest before you could reap the rewards.”

Eleanor added: “Fear Inoculum's no.1 spot is testament to the signature sound and mysterious cult of personality that Tool have built over the years – no one else sounds or behaves like them.

“For some of our writers, the record was nothing short of a spiritual experience. It not only lived up to the hype, but proved there's still an appetite for challenging heavy music. Bring on the next one!”

Find a full list of Tool’s 2020 tour dates below. Newly added dates are in bold.

Tool 2020 tour dates

Feb 28: Auckland Spark Arena, New Zealand
Feb 29: Auckland Spark Arena, New Zealand
Mar 09: Spokane Arena, WA
Mar 11: Portland Moda Center, OR
Mar 12: Eugene Matthew Knight Arena, OR
Mar 14: Boise Ford Idaho Center Arena, ID
Apr 16: Miami American Airlines Arena, FL
Apr 17: Orlando Amway Center, FL
Apr 19: Tampa Amalie Arena, FL
Apr 21: Charlotte Spectrum Center, NC
Apr 22: Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena, VA
Apr 24: Baltimore Royal Farms Arena, MD
Apr 25: Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, NY
Apr 28: Montreal Bell Centre, QC
Apr 29: Quebec City Videotron Centre, QC
May 01: Wilkes Barre Mohegan Sun Arena, PA
May 02: Buffalo KeyBank Centre, NY
May 04: Toledo Huntington Center, OH
May 05: Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena, MI
May 29: Tacoma Tacoma Dome, WA
May 31: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
Jun 02: Edmonton Rogers Place, AB
Jun 04: Winnipeg Bell MTS Place, MB
Jun 06: Minneapolis Target Center, MN
Jun 07: Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center, SD
Jun 09: Madison Kohl Center, WI
Jun 10: Moline TaxSlayer Center, IL
Jun 12: Manchester Bonnaroo Festival, TN
Jun 13: St. Louis Enterprise Center, MO
Jun 16: Wichita Intrust Bank Arena, KS
Jun 17: Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Center, OK
Jun 19: Colorado Springs Broadmoor World Arena, CO
Jun 22: Sacramento Golden 1 Center, CA
Jun 23: San Francisco Chase Center, CA

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