Tool Reveals 2023 North American Tour

Tool has revealed a fall tour in North America that will run nearly two months and include the band’s first dates in Canada since 2019. Kicking off at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on Sept. 22, the tour will continue throughout the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up with two nights in Toronto on Nov. 20 and 21.

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In addition to the band’s regular dates, they’ll be performing at two more festivals, including the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California on Oct. 6 and Power Trip in Indio, California, where they’ll be joined by AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne, on Oct. 8.

The band is touring in support of its 2019 album, Fear Inoculum, which marked its first release in 13 years since 10,000 Days.

In May, Tool performed at the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Dayton, Florida, where singer Maynard Jame Keenan performed in drag, though he insisted it had nothing to do with several new laws in Florida targeting the trans, drag, and LGBTQ communities.

“I’ve been cross-dressing since long before these clickbait-junkie dupes were out of diapers,” said Keenan. Keenan first introduced the prosthetic breasts in 1997 and has donned a plethora of outfits on stage over the decades, including body paint, Lucha-Libre wrestling garb, riot police gear, and more.

“It’s pretty crazy the technology and the prosthetics nowadays, how they’ve come along, and I just was considering bringing the look back,” he added. “And that’s really all there is to it. I’m not a political fella — had nothing to do with Florida.”

In a recent interview, Keenan also talked about playing some of Tool’s older, faster songs live now.

“So I think my writing has changed over the years, and I can do some of those songs,” said Keenan. “I can’t do a whole set of those songs. I can pepper them in, so I can still do some of those things… If you’re actually sitting down and thinking about it, you can’t expect some of those dudes, [from] back in the day, to do the thing they did 30 years ago, 40 years ago. You can’t expect that out of that body. Your body doesn’t do those things forever.”

Keenan added, “That is an absolute expiration date. Your body is not going to allow you to perform the way you used to perform at certain ages. You can apply that to pretty much anybody.”

Tool 2023 North American Tour Dates:

September 22 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
October 6 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 8 Indio, CA Power Trip
October 10 Salt Lake City, UT Delta Center
October 12 Idaho Falls, ID Mountain America Center
October 14 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
October 15 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
October 17 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center
October 19 Portland, OR Moda Center
October 20 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
October 22 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place Arena
October 23 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
October 25 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
October 27 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
October 29 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Center
October 31 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
November 1 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
November 3 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boiling Arena
November 4 Charleston, WV Charleston Coliseum
November 6 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
November 7 Allentown, PA PPL Center
November 10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
November 13 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
November 15 Boston, MA TD Garden
November 16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
November 19 Montreal, QC Bell Center
November 20 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
November 21 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena

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Tool Announces 2022 Tour