Yes, everyone is still talking about the new Tool album. Let’s unbox the special edition packaging.

Overkill? It would be if (a) the album wasn’t as good as it is and (b) we didn’t need an antidote to the current all-Taylor-Swift-all-the-time assault.

If you spend the big dollars (~CAD$60) for the special packaging, you’re probably still messing with it.

Totally OTT, this thing. It was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones and features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2-watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card.

If you want to buy one of these things, there’s a list of retailers within these links.

If you don’t want to spring for all that, a vinyl release will be coming soon. There will also be a standard CD edition that won’t cost as much.

Tool has also announced the next leg of their tour.

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

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Yes, everyone is still talking about the new Tool album. Let’s unbox the special edition packaging.

  • September 1, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    We really need some Western Canadian dates. Like, say, Edmonton. They did last year and it was epic. please come back.


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