Tool Announce New “Expanded Book Edition” of ‘Fear Inoculum’

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Tool thrilled fans when they finally, after 13 years, unleashed Fear Inoculum on August 30th of this year and introduced their long-suffering fans to a new crop of artfully crafted prog jams. Now, for collectors who can’t wait to get their hands on every piece of Tool memorabilia out there, the group are releasing a new edition of the record complete with an expanded 56-page book that promises previously unseen artwork along with a download of a “visual experience” titled “Recusant Ad Infinitum.”

Physical copies of this, the band’s fifth album, have been sold out to this point for awhile. The first run came with a 4-inch rechargeable screen that played the “Recusant Ad Infinitum” video and a similar but shorter book of artwork. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200, knocking reigning pop queen Taylor Swift’s latest, Lover, from the top spot and gaining quick praise from critics and longtime Tool heads alike.

In addition to the coming release, the band have added a string of dates to their current North American tour. After finishing up their November run, the group will take a month off then get back out there in January for 10 additional shows spanning from San Diego to New Orleans. See below for a full list of dates, and pre-order the new version of Fear Inoculum here:

Tool North American tour dates:
11/14 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
11/16 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
11/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
11/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclay’s Center
11/21 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
11/22 Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
11/24 Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
11/25 Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
01/10 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
01/12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
01/15 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
01/17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
01/18 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
01/21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
01/22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
01/28 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
01/29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
01/31 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
02/01 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center