TOOL’s Fear Inoculum (Music For Nations/Sony Music), the Los Angeles-based band’s chart-topping, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed and, until now, physically sold-out fifth album is heading back to record stores, with an expanded book edition of the collection slated for a December 13th release.
The new iteration of Fear Inoculum (http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa) includes 5 x 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics, an expanded 56 page booklet with additional never-before-seen art, a download of the groundbreaking immersive visual experience (video), “Recusant Ad Infinitum,” and a CD. Pre-order available now: https://smarturl.it/TOOLFIEXB.
Quite possibly the era’s most highly-anticipated album, TOOL’s fifth album, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #4 on the UK Official Albums Chart upon release on August 30th, was met by lengthy lines at retailers as music lovers clamoured to get a copy of the groundbreaking, limited edition physical release. The now sold-out version features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage (“Recusant Ad Infinitum”), charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card.
News of the expanded book edition of Fear Inoculum arrives as the band has announced a new leg of U.S. tour dates, with VIP packages available today exclusively to Tool Army members via Toolband.com and the general on-sale on Friday (15th) at 10AM local time.
Sold Out North American tour dates:
November 14 Boston, MA TD Garden
November 16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
November 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
November 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
November 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
November 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
November 24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
November 25 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
Winter 2020 Tour Dates:
January 10 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
January 12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
January 15 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
January 17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
January 18 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
January 21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
January 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
January 28 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
January 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
January 31 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
February 1 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Photo Credit: Travis Shinn
“Gorge yourselves – it’s been worth the wait.” KERRANG!
“Each repeat listen will yield more to love, more to discover, more to dissect. That’s the real victory here: Tool have delivered a masterpiece that demands– and deserves – to be heard in full, time and time again.” PLANET ROCK
“If you’re wondering whether ‘Fear Inoculum’ was worth the wait, then the answer is yes. If you’re wondering whether it’ll touch your heart, soul and spirit, the answer is also so.” NME
“Music that will entrance its audience more with each listen.” THE METRO
“This enigma inside a Pandora’s Box feels like a justification of why the world never grew tired of the idea of new music from Tool.” METAL HAMMER
“A magnificent experience.” CLASH
“…undisputed masters of metallic churn. And if the end of the world is nigh, at least now we have its soundtrack.” THE GUARDIAN
“Immersive and involving. Fear Inoculum rewards study.” THE FINANCIAL TIMES
“The album that hard rock devotees will be poring over for years…” BILLBOARD
“… Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait… This record gets the whiplash intensity that the band brings live.” NPR
“Fear Inoculum is a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come…” REVOLVER
“Fear Inoculum lives up to its daunting expectations with songs that showcase TOOL in peak performance…” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“…deeply satisfying…” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate(1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).