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TOOL Kick Off Tour; Perform New Songs Live For The First Time At Aftershock | Photos

Photos of TOOL at Aftershock.
All photos taken by Luke Spencer
on October 13th, 2019 in Sacramento, CA.

At the start of TOOL’s new tour, Aftershock Festival was introduced to several songs performed live for the first time from the band’s latest album Fear Inoculum. This album marked the long awaited return and reached #1 on Billboard’s Top 200.

TOOL ended the festival on night three at Discovery Park to a sold out crowd. The beginning of the set opened to people chanting “We want TOOL” while the band started with “Fear Inoculum”. This was my third time seeing the band live in 2019 and it was this set that felt special from the previous ones. The band took the best elements from their spring tour (production, delivery, etc) and amplified that to the crowd in Sacramento. A highlight coming when the laser lights shot into the crowd, illuminating everything in the park night.

Many of the upcoming tour dates are already sold out however tickets do become available closer to the date. It’s worth looking into as seeing TOOL live in 2019 is more of a spectacle than it’s ever been. You can watch fan shot videos of “Fear Inoculum” and “Pneuma” being performed live for the first time below.

Fear Inoculum (live debut)
The Pot
Part of Me
Forty Six & 2
(-) Ions
Pneuma (live debut)

“Fear Inoculum” Live
“Pneuma” Live

You can find upcoming tour dates for TOOL below:
October 13    Sacramento, CA       Aftershock Festival
October 15    Denver, CO               Pepsi Center
October 18    Salt Lake City, UT    Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 20    Los Angeles, CA      Staples Center
October 21    Los Angeles, CA      Staples Center
October 23    Glendale, AZ             Gila River Arena
October 25    San Antonio, TX       AT&T Center
October 27    Houston, TX              Toyota Center
October 29    Tulsa, OK                  BOK Center
October 31    Milwaukee, WI          Fiserv Forum
November 2  Indianapolis, IN        Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
November 3  Chicago, IL                United Center
November 5  Cincinnati, OH          US Bank Arena
November 6  Cleveland, OH          Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
November 8  Pittsburgh, PA          PPG Paints Arena
November 9  Detroit, MI                  Little Caesars Arena
November 11 Toronto, ON             Scotiabank Arena
November 12 Toronto, ON             Scotiabank Arena
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     Capitol One Arena

Click here for an album review on
Fear Inoculum!