Watch Tool Play “7empest” Live for The First Time in Sydney

Photo by Travis Shinn

Fan-favorite standout Fear Inoculum cut “7empest” has made its live debut last night, February 18th, in Sydney, Australia. Check out a clip of some fan-filmed footage below (despite the band’s generally strict rules regarding filming).

“7empest” recently won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance (the prog titans beat out Killswitch Engage, I Prevail, Candlemass and Death Angel) in which drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor were on hand to accept the award during the event’s pre-telecast ceremony

“Wow! It kind of renews my faith in humankind that there’s long attention spans left out there that can listen to a 12-minute song,” Carey said in his acceptance speech. “I’d like to thank all the Gods, ’cause I don’t think it’s a good time to piss any of them off. My bandmates Justin, Adam and Maynard, who I couldn’t do anything without. And my mom for educating me and over a thousand other people. My lovely mother of my children — about-to-be children, just a child right now. This is for you also, baby.

“As artists, we’re all influenced by the people that come before us, and for me, it’s all about the great drum gods,” he continued. “I do my best to channel them every time I’m working — namely John Bonham, Tony Williams and, recently, my good friend Neil Peart. This is for all of you guys.”

Tool’s ongoing Australia and New Zealand tour is still underway. You can find the rest of those dates below and here’s to hoping we get some more “7empest” live.

02/20 Boondall, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
02/22 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
02/23 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
02/28 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena
02/29 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena
03/09 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
03/11 Portland, OR – Moda Center
03/12 Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Center
03/14 Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
03/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
06/12 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival