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Tool’s long-awaited new album ‘Fear Inoculum’ lands the number one slot on the US Billboard chats. 

The news of Fear Inoculum’s impressive debut comes amidst news stories of the album release being met by lengthy lines at retailers as music lovers clamoured to get a copy of the limited edition, physical version of the CD.

The spectacular, groundbreaking packaging boasts a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card.

The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) released a rare statement, describing the event-like album release: “Several stores had well-attended midnight sales on Thursday (it was my store’s first midnight sale in 10 years). When we returned to work on Friday morning, there were lines at the door… the TOOL release was the biggest thing to hit retail in years.

The success wasn’t isolated to the U.S., with the album debuting at #1 in Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, as well as Top 5 debuts in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and Finland.

Critically, the album was met with equal enthusiasm. NPR proclaimed “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” NME awarded the 10-track offering a perfect 5 star score, The Atlantic dubbed it “precise and devastating,” Revolver declared it “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Entertainment Weekly said the collection is “deeply satisfying, both as a distinct artistic statement and as accidental fan service to a base that expects nothing less than unflinchingly unique artistic statements.”

News of the Fear Inoculum’s impressive debut follows the announcement of TOOL’s first North American tour in support of the album.

October 13    Sacramento, CA                Aftershock Festival

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                    Barclays Center

November 21 Uncasville, CT                  Mohegan Sun Casino Arena

November 22Atlantic City, NJ                 Boardwalk Hall

November 24 Raleigh, NC                     PNC Arena

November 25 Washington, DC               Capitol One Arena

Oran O’Beirne 2019