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TOOL To Release Expanded Book Edition Of “Fear Inoculum” On Dec. 13th



Nov.13, 2019 – 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 Garden
November 16 Newark, NJ            Prudential Center
November 18 Philadelphia, PA     Wells Fargo Center
November 19 Brooklyn, NY          Barclay’s Center
November 21 Uncasville, CT        Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
November 22 Atlantic City, NJ      Boardwalk Hall
November 24 Raleigh, NC           PNC Arena
November 25 Washington, DC     Capital One Arena

Winter 2020 Tour Dates:
November 13 VIP packages available to Tool Army members via
November 15 general on sale at 10 am local time

January 10  San Diego, CA  Viejas Arena
January 12  San Diego, CA  Viejas Arena
January 15  Fresno, CA  Save Mart Center
January 17  Las Vegas, NV  T-Mobile Arena
January 18  Glendale, AZ  Gila River Arena
January 21  Austin, TX  Frank Erwin Center
January 22  Dallas, TX  American Airlines Center
January 28  Atlanta, GA  State Farm Arena
January 29  Nashville, TN  Bridgestone Arena
January 31  Memphis, TN  FedEx Forum
February 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).

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