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Photos of Tool at Welcome To Rockville 2019.
All photos taken by Luke Spencer
in Jacksonville, FL on May 5th, 2019.

Almost every website, YouTube channel, and radio DJ has made a joke at one point about never getting new Tool music again due to the fact that it has been over a decade. As the years have gone on, it’s hard not to understand everyone’s frustration.

After Tool started teasing (trolling?) the idea of new music in 2019 by changing Facebook banners and posting photos of studio recording sessions…it’s almost impossible to not get excited. News has broken since Welcome To Rockville however that a new Tool album is coming in August.

Tool closed out Welcome To Rockville 2019 late into the night due to an unfortunate rainout that delayed festival performances. After looking at the crowd that stayed, you realized that attendees were willing to make the sacrifice of calling in sick to work and school in order to hear Tool.

This was the first time I had ever seen Tool live. It was a big deal for me to be given this opportunity because it’s rare to get photos of Tool live. I’m not above repeatedly saying how grateful I am.

One highlight was hearing “Schism” while hearing thousands sing along. Another highlight was after the first song when Maynard James Keenan said “Thank you, and good night.” I’m pretty sure there would have been a riot as a result of listeners only got seven minutes of Tool.

See Tool live this year if you can because several more festival performances have been announced. It’s 2019, and Tool has reaffirmed my belief that Tool’s music is timeless because everything the band did at Rockville sounded amazing.

You can find more information on Tool through their Facebook page here: Tool on Facebook

Click any photo above to open the gallery. Scroll below to watch fan footage of Tool closing out Welcome To Rockville 2019.

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