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Tool to Extend 2020 Fear Inoculum Tour

Written by Lindsay Varney / Photography by: Chris Tuite / March 02, 2020

It’s been quite a few months for Tool. Not only did the alternative legends release their first full-studio album in over thirteen years, but they also embarked on a seemingly nonstop world tour. And although the band just ended its Oceania run in New Zealand, it was recently announced that their 2020 travel has been extended.
Deemed the Fear Inoculum tour after the album of the same name, Tool’s world tour has hit nearly fifty cities over the span of five months and is now set to make its way back across North America through the end of June.
Tool Instagram Photo of 2020 North American Tour Dates
For a band as visually performative as Tool, you can only imagine the production behind such a trek. No, really — imagination is key.
Since the tour kickoff back in October, members Justin Chancellor (bass), Danny Carey (drums), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan’s (vocals) have remained adamant about curtailing the social media buzz around the shows. In fact, the guys even banned the use of recording devices at every venue.
Luckily, that ban doesn’t always take full effect as a few sneaky fans have found a way around the rule.
Fan Instagram Photo of Tool in Auckland 02/29/20
Fortunately, while there may not remain much visual evidence, our setlist data proves that the Fear Inoculum tour is not one to miss. And their Oceania tour wrap in Auckland, New Zealand is just another prime example of that statement.
Check out the complete setlist from night two at Spark Arena here!
Tool Setlist @ Spark Arena 02/29/20
As expected at any Tool outing, the setlist is relatively unpredictable considering the Los Angeles natives' tendency to alter their sets from night-to-night. And although that’s fairly common of many talented bands, with traveling visuals alongside the main act, it takes commitment for a band to change their sets as often as Tool.
Off of Fear Inoculum (2019), Tool performed a handful of recent hits during their Oceania tour wrap including “Fear Inoculum,” “7empest,” “Pneuma,” “Chocolate Chip Trip” and “Invincible.”
Of the rest of the album, the only track the band has performed live that didn’t make its way onto the final setlist of the month is “Descending."
Leaving room for plenty of content amongst the rest of the 12-song setlist, Tool threw in a variety of hits off of the remainder of their musical repertoire including albums like Undertow (1993), AEnima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006).
Focusing on a few key hits, Tool ended the New Zealand double-header, and ultimately the Oceania tour, with some of their most-played songs live like “Schism,” “Parabola,” “Forty Six & 2” and “Stinkfist.” Talk about a few crowd-pleasers.
Tool Perform "Stinkfist" Live @ Spark Arena 02/28/20
Considering the recent tour announcement, there is obviously still time for fans across North America (and hopefully beyond) to catch Tool live during the new year. Check out a full list of Tool’s Fear Inoculum 2020 tour dates below and see LiveNation for ticketing information!
Tool Fear Inoculum 2020 Tour Dates:
03/09 — Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena 03/11 — Portland, OR @Moda Center 03/12 — Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Center 03/14 — Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena 03/16 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center 04/16 — Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena 04/17 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center 04/19 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena 04/21 — Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center 04/22 — Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena 04/24 — Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena 04/25 — Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 04/28 — Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre 04/29 — Quebec City, Quebec @ Videotron Centre 05/01 — Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena 05/02 — Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Centre 05/04 — Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center 05/05 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena 05/29 — Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome 05/31 — Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena 06/02 — Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place 06/04 — Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Bell MTS Place 06/06 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center 06/07 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center 06/09 — Madison, WI @ Kohl Center 06/10 — Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center 06/13 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center 06/16 — Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena 06/17 — Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Center 06/19 — Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena 06/22 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center 06/23 — San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
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