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Tool performing at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas

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Tool performing during the Fear Inoculum Tour at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on January 21, 2020, with Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones, and Maynard James Keenan.
Tool in the midst of their first North American tour in support of their #1 charting, record-breaking album "Fear Inoculum". Nothing about Tool's dark, prog-leaning music is orthodox, and neither are the rock band's concerts. Unlike most vocalists, Maynard James Keenan prefers to hang back away from the front of the stage. Sometimes he's shrouded in darkness, and other times he's illuminated by colorful, immersive videos, and lets his bandmates take center stage.

That frees up Tool's instrumentalists to let loose. Drummer Danny Carey pounds away with both finesse and aggression on a massive rig, while guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor thrash and slash in mesmerizing ways.

Tool are no strangers to the road. In fact, they've learned from the best. In the 1990s, the band toured with groups like Corrosion of Conformity, Rage Against the Machine, and White Zombie, but grew popular enough to headline Lollapalooza 1997 and even do gigs with heroes King Crimson in the early '00s. These days, Tool are known for headlining festivals and headlining their own tours.
Setlist for the show at the Frank Erwin Center
  • Fear Inoculum
  • Ænema
  • Eon Blue Apocalypse
  • The Patient
  • Parabola
  • Pneuma
  • Schism
  • Jambi
  • Vicarious
  • Swamp Song
  • Forty Six & 2
  • Chocolate Chip Trip
  • Invincible
  • (-) Ions
  • Stinkfist

Tool was the main act at the Frank Erwin Center with guests Author & Punisher. The band continues across the United States, Australia, and New Zealand with the last stop at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on June 12, 2020.

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