In conjunction with the release, today, of Fear Inoculum — their first album in 13 years — progressive-metal band Tool has announced a North American tour that comes to the Prudential Center in Newark, Nov. 16; and Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Nov. 22.
Killing Joke will open the shows. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. (except for the Brooklyn show, which will go on sale Sept. 6 noon), with pre-sales starting on Sept. 4.
The tour starts Oct. 13 in Sacramento and ends Nov. 25 in Washington, D.C. For other information, visit Toolband.com.
The album’s title, basically, means something that inoculates you against fear. In an interview with Revolver magazine, singer Maynard James Keenan said the album is about “wisdom through age, through experience. Hopefully through aging you do find wisdom in some of the things you’ve encountered. Learning from your mistakes, learning from your successes. So if anything is a broad stroke of this album, it would be embracing where we are right now, acknowledging where we’ve come from and some of the things we’ve grown through.”
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