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Tool announce vinyl edition of Fear Inoculum that won't endanger your mortgage

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A few days after the launch of an extremely limited edition ultra-deluxe edition of 2019's Fear Inoculum album, Tool have announced a second version that's not quite so ultra, certainly less limited, and much cheaper. 

The long-awaited vinyl release of Fear Incolum was announced by the band on social media last week, with a price-tag of $810 (£595) justified by the collection's exclusivity: the sets were autographed, and were only available to fans who bought VIP Toolarmy tickets to the band's forthcoming live shows.

Now comes the general release: the same five LPs, each with music on one side and and an etching on the other, with a picture book and a hard shell box. The main difference seems to be that these sets aren't autographed. Oh, and they're also a good deal cheaper: the US retail price is $170. Due to arrive on April 8, pre-orders are available now (opens in new tab)

Also last week, Tool announced the release of Opiate², a reimagined and extended version of the title track of the band's first EP. 

The release will feature a new film created by Tool guitarist Adam Jones and visual artist Dominic Hailstone, whose work incudes Alien: Covenant and The Eel. The physical edition will be accompanied by a 48-page art book that includes behind-the-scenes photos and interviews. It'll be released via digital service providers on March 1, with the Blu-ray following on March 18, and is also available to pre-order.

Tool are currently on tour in The US, with European shows arriving in April. Full dates below. 

Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl box set

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Tool: Fear Inoculum Ultra Deluxe vinyl tracklist

Disc 1: Fear Inoculum / Pneuma
Disc 2: Invincible
Disc 3: Legion Inoculant / Descending
Disc 4: Culling Voices / Chocolate Chip Trip
Disc 5: 7empest / Mockingbeat

Tour 2022 Tour Dates

Feb 26: Newark Prudential Center, NJ
Feb 27: Buffalo KeyBank Center, NY
Mar 01: Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, PA
Mar 03: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MI
Mar 04: Louisville KFC Yum! Center, KY
Mar 06: Columbus Nationwide Arena, OH
Mar 08: Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena, MI
Mar 10: Chicago United Center, IL
Mar 12: Omaha CHI Health Center Arena, NE
Mar 13: Minneapolis Target Center, MN
Mar 15: Kansas City T-Mobile Center, MO
Mar 17: Moline TaxSlayer Center, IL
Mar 18: St. Louis Enterprise Center, MO
Mar 20: Cleveland Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, OH
Apr 23: Copenhagen Royal Arena, DK
Apr 25: Oslo Spektrum, NO
Apr 26: Stockholm Avicii Arena, SE
Apr 28: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, DE
Apr 29: Frankfurt Festhalle, DE
May 02: Manchester AO Arena Manchester, UK
May 04: Birmingham Resorts World Arena, UK
May 06: Dublin 3Arena, IE
May 09: London The O2 Arena, UK
May 10: London The O2 Arena, UK
May 12: Paris AccorHotels Arena, FR
May 13: Antwerp Sportpaleis, BE
May 15: Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, DE
May 17: Cologne Lanxess Arena, DE
May 19: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, NL
May 21: Krakow Tauron Arena, PL
May 23: Prague O2 Arena, CZ
May 24: Budapest SportAréna, HU

Tickets are on sale now (opens in new tab)

Fraser Lewry
Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 36 years in music industry, online for 23. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.