Tool Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates

Tool have revealed their first Australian and New Zealand tour dates in six years.

Tool Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates
Travis Shin

2019 has been the year of Tool. The band topped charts with their epic long-awaited album Fear Inoculum, blowing fans' minds and reminding the faithful why they still matter. Only a few days ago, they announced they'd be expanding their U.S. tour dates into the new year; now, they've gone one step further, revealing that they'll be hitting Australia and New Zealand for the first time in six years this coming February.

Fans can witness the mind-bending spectacle that is Tool at one of the following dates:

February 2020

14 - Perth, AUS – RAC Arena
17 - Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
20 - Brisbane, AUS – Entertainment Centre
22 - Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
28 - Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

Meanwhile, if North American fans want to catch Tool live, they can do so at one of the following dates:


14 Boston, MA Garden
16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena

January 2020

10 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
15 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
18 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
28 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
31 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum


01 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center

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The process of making Fear Inoculum certainly took a lot out of the band. On our podcast Inside Track, producer Joe Barresi described how the band almost burnt down the studio during the recording of the album.

“We were tracking,” said Joe. “We always like to set up the room so it’s visual. Dan’s got, like, some geometry thing behind him, and there’s always a PA and candles. It’s very vibey. And I remember the drum tech, Bruce Jacoby, was in front of the console, and I saw this look of panic in his face. And I was like, ‘What? What’s going on?’

“All of a sudden, he just bolts out of the control room through this back door,” continued Joe, “and he gets behind Danny’s drum kit, where, I guess Dan was playing with such power that one of the candles fell over on his floor tom and started burning the floor tom, so the head went on fire. And there’s sprinklers in the ceiling, so we were trying to get the fire out before the sprinklers went off and the whole recording would be ruined. So that was one of the most insane moments, actually — Dan almost burning down the studio.”

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