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Tool’s Fear Inoculum Charts at #1 in U.S., Australia, Norway, New Zealand and Belgium


Tool’s new album, Fear Inoculum, made a huge splash in the U.S. in its first week of release, shifting 270,000 units (252k real album sales) without the benefit of D2C sales (“direct to consumer,” i.e. via the band’s website) or live ticket bundling. Tool’s big numbers also made for some entertaining fodder from fans of Taylor Swift, whose new album was bumped down to #2 after its own #1 debut the week prior.

But the success of Fear Inoculum wasn’t isolated to the U.S., with the album posting impressive numbers all over the world. Tool’s first album in 13 years landed at #1 in Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, and placed in the Top 5 in the U.K., Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and Finland in its first week of release. To say fans came out in full force after the long wait would be an understatement.

Read the official MetalSucks review of Fear Inoculum, and be sure to check the band out on tour in North America this fall (dates below).

October 13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival [TICKETS]
October 15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center [TICKETS]
October 18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena [TICKETS]
October 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center [TICKETS]
October 21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center [TICKETS]
October 23 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena [TICKETS]
October 25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center [TICKETS]
October 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center [TICKETS]
October 29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center [TICKETS]
October 31 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum [TICKETS]
November 2 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse [TICKETS]
November 3 Chicago, IL United Center [TICKETS]
November 5 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena [TICKETS]
November 6 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse [TICKETS]
November 8 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena [TICKETS]
November 9 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena [TICKETS]
November 11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena [TICKETS]
November 12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena [TICKETS]
November 14 Boston, MA TD Garden [TICKETS]
November 16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center [TICKETS]
November 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center [TICKETS]
November 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center [TICKETS]
November 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena [TICKETS]
November 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall [TICKETS]
November 24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena [TICKETS]
November 25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena [TICKETS]

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