Tool Postpones First Leg of Spring Tour


Story by Cat Badra, photo by Travis Shinn

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed another major tour, as Tool is postponing the first leg of their scheduled spring trek

Like many of their peers, Maynard James Keenan and the guys of Tool are postponing the first leg of the band’s spring U.S. tour because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The tour leg was scheduled to kick off April 16 in Miami, Florida, and run through a May 5 date in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band says makeup dates will be announced “as soon as possible.”

So far, the second leg of the tour is on. That trek is set to kick off May 29 in Tacoma, Washington.

This isn’t the first change made by Tool due to COVID-19. The band previously postponed a handful of tour dates in March because of the pandemic. Tool was also part of the official list of acts put out by Live Nation as being impacted by the concert promoter’s move to postpone all of its March tour dates in March.

Tool’s latest album, “Fear Inoculum,” dropped in August of 2019, roughly 13 years after the band’s previous set, “10,000 Days.” The title track off the new album — which brings together Tool’s complex instrumentals and doom-y textures — was named Audio Ink’s top rock and metal song of 2019.

At this point, nearly every major music festival that was set to take place in March or April of 2020 has been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and more.



Posted by Cat Badra | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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