Tool Has Postponed the First Leg of Their Upcoming North American Tour

Tool has announced due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the band has been forced to cancel the first leg of their upcoming North American Tour. Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. All previously purchased tickets for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled performances. The band shared the news on their Facebook and other social networks. They continue to tour in support of their global smash album, the Grammy Award-winning Fear Inoculum (Tool Disecctional/RCA). Check out our review and photos from the first leg here! Continue reading

Watch Tool Perform “7empest” Live for the First Time

Tool performed their Grammy-winning song “7empest” from their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum yesterday in Sydney Australia where they performed at Qudos Bank Arena.“7empest”, The track won the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy at the 62nd annual ceremony, which was held last month in Los Angeles. Continue reading

Tool Books Additional Dates for Their US Tour

Tool has added further tour dates following on their current dates. They will now perform at west coast venues in Spokane, Portland, Eugene, and Boise, with the full details below. The band is performing tonight (1/21) in Austin, Texas at Frank Erwin Center. Author & Punisher is currently opening for Tool, but no word if the band will continue to open these extra dates. Tickets for the new shows go on sale on Friday, January 24. Continue reading

Metallica, Tool, and Queen Top The Lists of Most Consumed Rock and Metal Artists

According to a newly published report by music industry data leader BuzzAngle Music’s and their 2019 year-end report, Metallica is the biggest selling band for the last five years when compared with any other rock group. Queen was the top-selling rock artist of 2019, while Tool’s record-breaking Fear Inoculum album was the best selling rock album of the last calendar year. Continue reading

Tool Pays Tribute To Neil Pert of Rush in San Diego

As the news gripped the world the other night that Rush’s Neil Peart had died, Tool was kickiing off their new leg of the Fear Inoculum tour in San Diego. The band paid tribute to Peart and Rush, several times during the night: During Danny Carey’s drum solo, later performing a partial cover of ‘A Passage to Bangkok’ and their “walk out music at the end of the night, 2112. Watch fan filmed video! Continue reading

Tool Kicks Off New Tour Dates with Author and Punisher Tonight

Just announced to headline Bonnaroo 2020, Tool will kick off its second US leg of the Fear Inoculum Tour tonight in San Diego at Viejas Arena and ending on February 1st in New Orleans at Smoothie King Center. Direct support will come from Author & Punisher on all dates. The band has shared the list of vaunted visual artists who worked on special posters for each city, often a limited item fans go crazy over. You can see the info in the tweet from the band below.  Tool continues to tour behind their smash album, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional/RCA) which topped two Billboard rock charts and sold the most physical copies of an album by any artist in 2019, earning a global #1 album. It was also fourth in Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year Countdown. See our review of last fall’s Tool tour and if you are going to a show, don’t take your phone out until the last song, or risk being tossed out! Continue reading

Ghost Cult’s Top 10 News Stories of 2019

As we barrel into the new year we want to take one last look at our most popular news stories (by topic) on our website in 2019. Thanks for being here with us and choosing us for your music news, interviews, reviews and other entertaining content we try to provide daily! Continue reading

GUEST POST: Andrew Mikhail of Serpents (US) – Top 25 Albums of 2019

 

It’s time for another Ghost Cult “End Of Year” Guest post! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe all month long! Andrew Mikhail and his Orchestral Blackened Death Metal band Serpents (US) released their immaculate Temet Nosce release, played some tour dates formulated many plans for 2020. Andrew took some time out to share his personal Top 25 albums of 2019, and he also curated a Top 50 Spotify playlist available on the Serpents U.S. Page that deserves your attention too! Continue reading

Watch Tool Perform “Swamp Song” Live for the First Time Since 2007

Tool continues to perform on their tour in the USA supporting their global smash hit album, Fear Inoculum (Volcano, Tool Dissectional). The band has started to change up the set-ist on this leg of the tour, pulling out some older gems and classics. Last night in Philadelphia (11/18/19) at Wells Fargo Arena, the band performed their Undertow era (1993) classic ‘Swamp Song’ for the first time in twelve years. Watch amazing fan-filmed footage now! Continue reading

Tool Books First Tour of Australia and New Zealand in Seven Years

Tool and Frontier Touring have announced the band will perform in arenas across Australia and New Zealand in February 2020 — their first shows in both countries in seven years. The tour comes off the back of the band’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, and their first new record in 13 years, the No. 1 ARIA album “Fear Inoculum”. The band is on tour in the USA, Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan’s (vocals) putting on their customary visual and auditory tour de force concert events.  Continue reading