Tool is an American alternative metal/progressive metal band from Los Angeles. Formed in 1990, the group's line-up includes vocalist Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones and drummer Danny Carey. Justin Chancellor has been the band's bassist since 1995, replacing their original bassist Paul D'Amour. Tool has won four Grammy Awards, performed worldwide tours, and produced albums topping the charts in several countries.
May 28, 1994
Bremerton, Washington, United States
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May 28, 1994
Bremerton, Washington, United States
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Jun 29, 2010
Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Tool / Meshuggah
Oct 29, 2002
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Tool / Killing Joke
Nov 25, 2019
Washington, D.C., United States
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Rock am Ring 2006
Jun 02, 2006
- Jun 04, 2006
Nürburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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West Valley City, Utah, United States
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Big Day Out 2007
Jan 25, 2007
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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A tool concert lasts for 2 hours and 30 minutes on average. There will be a 30-minute opening act before Tool's performance. The band will then play a two hour set of their most biggest singles and fan favorites. Their shows also come packed with smashing hits and stunning visual displays.
A Tool concert is an experience of a lifetime — just ask anyone who's ever attended a show. At every concert, you can expect a great show with a stunning light display, smoke, and pyrotechnics set to some of the greatest progressive rock hits from the last 30+ years.
There is nothing specific you need to wear to a Tool concert, but specific venues may have specific regulations about prohibited attire. Generally, it’s a great idea to throw on a Tool T-Shirt or hoodie with some metal-inspired attire like leather jackets and ripped jeans. If you’re planning on going into the mosh pit, just remember to wear closed toe shoes!
Prices vary depending on the location of the concert. Most concerts in the U.S. are around the $100-$200 range; however, tickets can easily go much, much higher. Front row seats or VIP packages can cost several hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Prices for Tool tickets often are higher during international tours rather than ones which take place in the US alone. High demand, low availability, and premium seat options can also lead to price increases.
All major digital music streaming services offer Tool’s music online for free. You can access them from platforms such as Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, and Deezer. If you’d like to purchase the band's songs or albums, you can do so through platforms like Amazon Music, iTunes, and Bandcamp.
Many of Tool’s fans refer to their music as metal or progressive metal. The band’s style encompasses many genres, though, and is very difficult to fit the band into a single box. There are elements of alternative metal, art rock, progressive rock, nu-metal, and much more. Some have called their music the “thinking person’s metal band.”
The original members of Tool were:
In 1995, Justin Chancellor replaced D'Amour on bass. D'Amour has since participated in numerous bands including Replicants, Lusk, Lesser Key, and Ministry. He also performed under the stage name Feersum Ennjin.
Before Tool, Maynard James Keenan played bass guiatar for TexA.N.S. and then left to perform vocals for Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty. In 1990, he became a founding member of Tool and, while he never left the band like D'Amour, he has performed with other groups since, including the supergroup Puscifer as the only permanent member and A Perfect Circle, which he cofounded with Billy Howerdel.
Tool was formed in 1989 after Keenan and Jones became acquainted. Keenan played past recordings, and his voice inspired the duo to start a band. They eventually searched for a bass player and a drummer. It took around two years of practice and performing before they signed their first record deal.
While each member comes from a different location, they all lived in Los Angeles during the time of their formation. Keenan studied visual arts in Michigan before settling in California. Jones went to Los Angeles in hopes of entering the film industry. Carey was already part of the LA music scene, performing for several bands. Chancellor, meanwhile, was born in the United Kingdom.
Many fans call Tool the greatest band ever because of their creativity, the political and social overtones in Keenan's lyrics, and the band's experimentation with a variety of genres and sounds. There really is no other band that creates music like Tool. Their music not only delivers a message but also uses a variety of artistic mediums to create an engaging and spectacular listening and viewing experience. Keenan and the other band members always consider all of the elements of their performances — music, costumes, visuals, and synchronization – to make the best music and put on the best show.
Tool has had 1,163 concerts.
Tool is most often considered to be Rock, United States, Alternative, Alternative Rock, Metal, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Alternative Metal, Art Rock, Nu Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive, Math Rock, Post-Metal, California, Melodic, Los Angeles, and Classic Metal.
The next Tool concert is on May 18, 2023 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. The bands performing are: Rob Zombie / Slipknot / Queens of the Stone Age / Puscifer / Bullet for My Valentine / Black Veil Brides / Suicidal Tendencies / Avatar / Vended / Avenged Sevenfold / Evanescence / Hardy / I Prevail / Motionless In White / Asking Alexandria / Sleeping With Sirens / Badflower / From Ashes to New / Pantera / Godsmack / Alice Cooper / Chevelle / Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening / Alter Bridge / Knocked Loose / Pop Evil / Suicide Silence / HO9909 / Tool / Deftones / Incubus / The Mars Volta / Coheed and Cambria / Pennywise / Ghostemane / Trivium / Rival Sons / Yelawolf Presents: Sometimes Y / grandson / Sueco / Filter / Deafhaven / Black Stone Cherry / Ayron Jones / Memphis May Fire / Anti-Flag / Sepultura / Converge / Senses Fail / The Bronx / poorstacy / New Year's Day / H09909 / Band-Maid / Zero 9:36 / Born of Osiris / The Warning / Angel Du$t / Point North / Des Rocs / Austin Meade / Wargasm / Nova Twins / Bob Vylan / Nothing, Nowhere. / Mothica / Maylene & The Sons of Disaster / The Violent / Dead Poet Society / Stray from the Path / Varials / Brutus / Bloodywood / Starcrawler / Tallah / Dayseeker / Rain City Drive / Malevolence / Kreator / Slay Squad / Tigercub / Ryan Oakes / Nevertel / Rivals / Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts / BASTARDANE / Capital Theatre / Widow7 / Uncured / Conquer Divide / Reddstar / Budderside / Hammerhedd / OTTTO / Until I Die.
The last Tool concert was on March 25, 2023 at Hard rock live Sacramento California . The bands that performed were: Tool / Skillet,theory or Deadman,.
The songs that Tool performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the June 18, 2022 concert at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee, United States: