Tool will be touring the United States in May before embarking on a World Tour that will extend through the summer months. The band recently made the announcement, and it quickly spread throughout social media. This comes after drawn-out social media announcements in the past years by the band, hinting at a studio album for the first time since 2006. The release date of the upcoming album is still uncertain, but what is clear is that the popular metal band will play exactly 10 shows in the United States between May 5 and May 19. A wide array of affordable 2019 Tool Tour Tickets are currently available.
Just over a week ago, Tool posted a pic on social media featuring the group inside of a perfectly dialed-in studio, showing the four bandmembers with esteemed sound engineer and recording expert Bob Ludwig. They all looked happy and proud, which leads many fans to believe that their next studio album will drop soon. Maynard James Keenan recently tweeted that he believed the album will drop between mid-May and mid-July, which would make it a full 13 years in between Tool studio albums.
The band who began in the early-90s is still wildly-popular in terms of touring and sales, having only released four studio albums in the last 27 years. This is a testament to how Tool’s music truly took hold with fans, many of whom were in their teens or 20s when the band initially broke ground in the music industry like a meteor hitting the Earth. Their first studio album was released in early-April 1993, and it only made it to #50 on the US Billboard Charts, although it surprisingly gained some serious traction in France and the United Kingdom, as well as New Zealand.
Their second release features a character that does not appear on the typical typewriter, and it featured a handful of songs that were played on rock radio stations. It helped broadcast the legitimate talents of the group founded in Los Angeles in 1990.
Enter the Year 2000
By the turn-of-the-century, Tool was one of the most popular touring acts in the music industry, and their third studio album entitled Lateralus was an absolute worldwide smash-hit. It shot to the top of the US Billboard Charts when it was released in mid-May of 2001, and it did the same in Canada and Australia. It peaked at #2 in New Zealand, but surprisingly only did four slots better than their initial 1993 release in the United Kingdom, peaking at #16. What in the heck was going on there? Anyway – fans interested in seeing Tool perform on this upcoming Spring run currently have many opportunities.
The 10 tour dates will unfold over a span of just 14 days, beginning in Jacksonville, Florida with a concert at Welcome To Rockville on May 5. The Legacy Arena at The BCC in Birmingham, Alabama will host Tool for what is sure to be a loud and highly-energetic performance. Creating a set list of 20+ songs with a library of songs that is between just 50 and 55 means that fans can expect certain things out of the SoCal band who initially unleashed their creative fury upon the world of metal music back when it was still being formed.
Songs such as Forty Six & 2, Schism, Parabola, Rosetta Stone, The Pot, The Grunge, Right in Two and many others are likely to be played. Many of the songs have accompanying music videos, and fans under the age of 30 may not realize that music videos were one of the primary ways bands connected to the public via cable television in the early-90s.
During live performances, Tool has been known to utilize an array of bright and quick lighting choreography, as well as visual boards. The entire live experience is meant to grasp onto the senses of all in attendance, and fans who keep coming back to live shows can speak of the extreme titillations.
A show at the KFC Yum! Center will go down on May 8 in Louisville, Kentucky before a performance at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on May 10. The Epicenter Festival in Concord, NC will feature Tool prominently on the evening of May 11, and the Enterprise Center and Spring Center in St. Louis, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri will host Tool on the 13th and 14th of the month.
Three final North American shows will take place at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska on the evening of May 16, the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on the following night, and a bon voyage to Tool before they set sail for Europe with a performance at the Chicago Open Air Festival in Bridgeview, Illinois on the evening of May 19. All fans interested in securing their 2019 Tool Tickets can easily do so for surprisingly affordable prices now.