Tool announce 2019 US tour dates

The new dates come as Tool wrap up work on their long-awaited album


    Update – August 30th: Tool have announced an expansive North American tour in support of their new album, Fear Inoculum.

    With their new album nearing completion, Tool have announced a new run of US shows for May.

    The headlining dates will fill the gaps in between the three festivals that Tool were already set to play — Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 5th; Epicenter in Rockingham, North Carolina, on May 11th; and Chicago Open Air on May 19th.

    The newly announced gigs are comprised of seven shows mainly in the Southeast and Midwest, including Birmingham, Alabama; Louisville, Kentucky; Hampton Virginia; St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 15th. Once tickets sell out, they’ll also be available via StubHub.


    As mentioned, it appears that Tool are nearly done with their first album since 2006’s 10,000 Days. Last week, the band posted a photo of members Danny Carey, Adam Jones, and Justin Chancellor posing with producer Joe Baressi and engineer Bob Ludwig, suggesting that the album is either complete or is about to be mastered.

    And earlier this year, singer Maynard James Keenan revealed that the album should arrive “between mid May and mid July,” promising “more focused updates to follow as we progress.”

    Following the US jaunt, Tool will head over to Europe for a previously announced trek. See all the dates below, and grab tickets to their upcoming shows here.


    Tool 2019 Tour Dates
    05/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville Festival
    05/07 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BCC
    05/08 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
    05/10 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
    05/11 – Concord, NC @ Epicenter Festival
    05/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
    05/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Spring Center
    05/16 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
    05/17 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    05/19 – Bridgeview, IL @ Chicago Open Air Festival
    06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
    06/04 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
    06/05 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadhalle
    06/07 – Nurburg, DE @ Rock Am Ring Festival
    06/09 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park Festival
    06/11 – Krakow, PO @ Impact Festival at Tauron Arena
    06/13 – Florence, IT @ Firenze Rocks Festival
    06/16 – Donington, GB @ Download Festival
    06/18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    06/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell Festival
    06/25 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
    06/30 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival Spain
    07/02 – Lisbon, PT @ Altice Arena