Tool have embarked on a mammoth 2022 tour, with the Los Angeles-based band spending 3 months traversing the United States and stopping in DC at Capital One Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Tool elected to kick off the highly-anticipated trek in Eugene, Oregon, as a nod to the abrupt halt to their 2020 Fear Inoculum tour. Slated to play the Matthew Knight Arena on March 12, 2020, the show, along with the band’s remaining tour dates, was canceled as nationwide lockdowns began to take effect that evening.
“It is with great pleasure I get to announce our return to the road,” said Tool drummer Danny Carey. “These past 18 months have been trying to say the least but from great trials come great lessons and great rewards. We are genuinely looking forward to sharing them with you.”
Watch the official music video for “Sober” by Tool on YouTube:
Fear Inoculum arrived in August 2019, following years of anticipation. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200, shattering sales and radio records while also earning widespread critical praise. NPR said, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” The Atlantic declared the release “precise and devastating,” Revolver dubbed the 10-track album “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Consequence of Sound said Fear Inoculum finds “TOOL in peak performance.”
Tool formed in 1990, releasing five studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001),10,000 Days (2006), and Fear Inoculum (2019); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992); and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won four GRAMMY Awards: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”), Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days), and Best Metal Performance (2020, “7empest”). Tool is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).
W/ The Acid Helps
Capital One Arena
Tuesday, Feb. 22
Show @ 7:30pm