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