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Tool Cancel 2020 Tour: See Statement

The news comes after they initially postponed the dates due to coronavirus.

Update (June 5): Tool has canceled the tour entirely. See the statement below.

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“As so many music lovers have come to realize over the last several weeks, there is no playbook that artists, promoters and venues can pull from in these unprecedented times. When we played what would be our final show of 2020, March 11 at Portland’s Moda Center, we believed we would be back on the road sometime this Fall. As we worked towards that goal we’ve come to realize that there is absolutely no certainty in re-scheduling dates for this Fall or 2021. State and local ordinances vary widely and no one can predict when high capacity events will safely return. At the same time that we were working to reschedule this tour, we read your messages. Messages of job losses, illness, emotional and financial pain. We could continue to postpone or reschedule dates for some time into 2021 but ethically, we do not think this is the right course of action. In our opinion, tying up our fans’ money for months, if not a full year, is unfair. With that in mind, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the tour so we can help support the people who have supported us for years. Please know, we want nothing more than to return to the road, to play these songs for you and to celebrate our shared recovery. When the time is right, we will do just that. In the coming days you will receive an email from the ticketing service you purchased tickets through notifying you of the event cancellation and when to expect your refund.” – TOOL

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After initially pushing back just a handful of dates on their planned spring North American tour, Tool announced on Wednesday (March 18) that the entire outing is on hold for now due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Tool regrets to confirm that the first leg of their upcoming North American tour has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They wish everyone well during this difficult period and hope to see everyone again very soon,” the band wrote in a Facebook post.

The tour in support of Fear Inoculum was originally slated to kick off on April 16 in Miami and run through a May 5 show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At press time the band had not announced rescheduled dates and there was no word on the status of the second leg of the outing, which is currently scheduled to start in Tacoma, Washington, on May 29.

The postponed dates are below.

April 16 Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena

April 17 Orlando, FL @ Amway Center

April 19 Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

April 21 Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center

April 22 Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena

April 24 Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena

April 25 Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

April 28 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

April 29 Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre

May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena

May 2 Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Centre

May 4 Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center

May 5 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena

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