TOOL Release Expanded Book Edition of Fear Inoculum on Dec. 13



TOOL’s Fear Inoculum (RCA Records), the Los Angeles-based band’s chart-topping, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed and, until now, physically sold-out fifth album is heading back to record stores, with an expanded book edition of the collection slated for a Dec. 13 release.
The new iteration of Fear Inoculum ( includes 5 x 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics, an expanded 56 page booklet with additional never-before-seen art, a download of the groundbreaking immersive visual experience (video), “Recusant Ad Infinitum,” and a CD. Pre-order available now:
Quite possibly the era’s most highly-anticipated album, TOOL’s fifth album, which arrived on Aug. 30, was met by lengthy lines at retailers as music lovers clamored to get a copy of the groundbreaking, limited edition physical release. The now sold-out version features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage (“Recusant Ad Infinitum”), charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. 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 album “a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come” and Consequence of Sound saying the release finds “Tool in peak performance.”
News of the expanded book edition of Fear Inoculum arrives as the band has announced a new leg of U.S. tour dates, with VIP packages available today exclusively to Tool Army members via and the general on-sale on Friday at 10 am local time.
Sold Out North American tour dates:
November 14 Boston, MA TD GardenNovember 16 Newark, NJ Prudential CenterNovember 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterNovember 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s CenterNovember 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino ArenaNovember 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk HallNovember 24 Raleigh, NC PNC ArenaNovember 25 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
Winter 2020 Tour Dates:November 13 VIP packages available to Tool Army members via toolband.comNovember 15 general on sale at 10 am local time
January 10 San Diego, CA Viejas ArenaJanuary 12 San Diego, CA Viejas ArenaJanuary 15 Fresno, CA Save Mart CenterJanuary 17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJanuary 18 Glendale, AZ Gila River ArenaJanuary 21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin CenterJanuary 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterJanuary 28 Atlanta, GA State Farm ArenaJanuary 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone ArenaJanuary 31 Memphis, TN FedEx ForumFebruary 1 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
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).