Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” Reaches #1 on Active Rock Chart 

It seems like everyone is talking Tool nowadays and I’ve discussed their back catalog being made available to streaming (seen HERE), helped announce their national tour (HERE) and that the song achieved some high numbers on the Billboard Charts (HERE). Now its time to watch the continuing dominance of “Fear Inoculum”. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
“Fear Inoculum,” the title track from Tool’s recently released album, has reached #1 on the Active Rock radio chart, giving the band its fourth career #1 radio single as well as the outfit’s first chart topper in 13 years.

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Tool kicked off their North American tour on Sunday night, performing at the Sacramento-based Aftershock Festival, where the Los Angeles-based band performed “Fear Inoculum” for the first time. The sold out trek continues tomorrow night in Denver, as the band plays two shows at the Pepsi Center.

“Fear Inoculum” ( arrived on Aug. 30 following years of anticipation. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and earned heaps of critical praise with NPR saying, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait”, Revolver proclaiming the 10-track album “a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come” and Consequence of Sound saying the release finds “Tool in peak performance.”

Tool Tour Dates:
October 15: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
October 16: 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

TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I gave a comprehensive overview to the track in a narrative you can examine HERE and while I was not one of the most ardent of the bands following, am really excited to hear the rest of it. I am also hoping to catch either the Prudential Center or Barclays Center performance since its been more than 20 years since I’ve seen the band in action. What do you think of this news and how excited are you for more from Tool? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time around.

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