Enlarge Tool at The SAP Center, San Jose, CA, January 14, 2020. Photo Credit: Simmons Tobias for MetalSucks.

Video: Tool Perform “7empest” Live for the First Time Ever

  • Axl Rosenberg

Tool FINALLY gave a live debut to the Fear Inoculum track “7empest” during their February 18th, at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, and frankly, I’m shocked that it took so long. The track became an instant fan favorite when Fear Inoculum was released in August (and was a clear standout when members of the media first got to hear the record in July), it was nominated for the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy back in November, and it won that award last month. In fact, I was amazed it wasn’t the album’s lead single. So I definitely woulda thunk they band would start playing it live ASAP.

But whatever — they’re playing it live now, and that’s what matters! You can watch multiple fan-filmed videos of the performance at the bottom of this post.

Meanwhile, Tool have five more dates on their current tour of Australia and New Zealand — which features support from Author & Punisher — before they return to the U.S. in March and then play Bonnaroo in June. Dates are as follows:

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

[via The PRP]

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