Tool announces Australia, New Zealand tour dates

Shows will be held in February 2020

Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce the most anticipated tour of the year with the return of triple Grammy award-winning Californian rockers Tool, performing in arenas across Australia and New Zealand in February 2020. It’ll be their first shows in both countries 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 No. 1 Aria Album Fear Inoculum.

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, November 22nd via

Adding to these special shows, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition VIP Package.

This week, the band announced the December 13th release of an expanded book edition of Fear Inoculum, which includes 5 x 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics, an expanded 56-page booklet, a download of the groundbreaking immersive visual experience (video) “Recusant Ad Infinitum,” and a CD.

Fans must sign up to become a Frontier Member to gain access to the Tool pre-sale, which begins at 2 pm (local time) on Wednesday, November 20th. Tickets to the general public will then go on sale on Friday, November 22nd at 2 pm (local time).

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 the limited edition box set Salival (2000).

Released in August 2019, Fear Inoculum debuted at No. 1 in Australia and New Zealand (the band’s third consecutive No. 1 album in both countries) – with No. 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 Fear Inoculum as: “A formal masterpiece that should stand the test of time.”

Tool 2020 Tour Dates:

Feb 14, 2020 – RAC Arena – Perth, WA
Feb 17, 2020 – Qudos Bank Arena – Sydney, NSW
Feb 20, 2020 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, QLD
Feb 22, 2020 – Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne, VIC
Feb 28, 2020 – Spark Arena – Auckland, NZ

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