Evidence points to Tool in Australia 2020

Quick post this morning, with Aussie tour promoters Frontier Touring dropping so not so subtle hints that Tool will be announcing shows for February 2020 in about 10 days time.

There’s a social media competition as well, so get onboard and feel the hype! Looks like dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. Sucks to be from Adelaide 🙁 but I guess I wouldn’t rule a show out yet.

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Maynerd
Maynerd
6 months ago

Me thinks these will be stadium shows unfortunately. 1 show in each location.
Hopefully they have issues with availability for those venues and downgrade to multiple shows in Arena(ish) sized venues.
If they are going to be held in Marvel Stadium, AAMI Park… that will be disappointing.
Knowing their laziness they will probably do one 20k+ show in each state.
Well done on getting onto this so quickly, Mein Hellboi…

Maynerd
Maynerd
6 months ago
Reply to  hellboy1975

After reviewing stadium capacities I have to agree.
Jaw droppingly, Adele played 2 shows at Marvel Stadium in 2017.
75k in attendance at each show.

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
6 months ago
Reply to  hellboy1975

I don’t know why they continue to play Rod Laver Arena. The audio is atrocious. You should only have to listen to a band outside at a festival. I usually come down from Sydney each time they tour, so I can see them twice. However if they play Rod Laver again I might give it a miss.

Maynerd
Maynerd
6 months ago
Reply to  faaip de oiad

I’ve seen them all times they’ve played Rod Laver. The 2001 and 2002 shows were awesome sound wise. 2013 wasn’t so good. I was in general admission for all of them.

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
6 months ago
Reply to  faaip de oiad

Sorry I meant Sidney Myer Bowl. I get confused by all the changing names of stadiums etc. Rod laver is much better a venue.

Maynerd
Maynerd
6 months ago
Reply to  faaip de oiad

Myer Music Bowl is only good if you can get in the seated area at the front, Which is probably only a couple thousand seats. I stood on the grass on the 2007 tour and it was the worst sounding show I’ve ever attended.

tOOLNZ
tOOLNZ
6 months ago

Auckland not Australia fyi 😉

mattw
mattw
6 months ago

I think Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and Perth Arena. Is it Spark Arena in Auckland now? Looking forward to seeing what they announce… 🙂

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
6 months ago
Reply to  mattw

Yeah I can’t see it changing for any reason.

fraz
fraz
6 months ago

Place your bets: will The Fear inoculum album I ordered from toolband back in september arrive here in Australia before the band themselves do. Still no ETA.

They should just bring copies with them on tour.

faaip de oiad
faaip de oiad
6 months ago
Reply to  fraz

lol. I will be happy if it arrives before them. I am not holding my breath though.

adoxnz
adoxnz
6 months ago

I’m so tired of them only playing Auckland for NZ. They could sell out 2 cities here easy. It’s such a cop out.

Also, why Rod Laver? Last i saw them in Melb (many moons ago) was at Sidney Myer Music Bowl… was fantastic.

dickleiper
dickleiper
6 months ago
Reply to  hellboy1975

hell yeah they’d sell out Wellington and ChCh. Much smaller venues than Auckland, Probably too small for them these days….I plan to get across for an Aussie show too.

adoxnz
adoxnz
6 months ago
Reply to  hellboy1975

brah they would 100% sell out either Wellington or Christchurch.

Last time they played in Auckland they put on a second show the night after, in response to high demand – and sold out both nights. In the same city.

bent eye
bent eye
6 months ago

Put a couple of entries into the social media comp for tickets. A show at the music bowl in Melbourne would be great.

CaptBlood
CaptBlood
6 months ago

This is awesome news, I’ve never missed them when they’ve toured. I’m hoping to do the VIP thing this time round. Am I right thinking that 7 years is their longest gap between Oz tours?

disog
disog
6 months ago

Interesting, could be late Feb. Could tool be one of the Download headliners? I also note RATM announcing tour dates in USA a week or 2 after download dates + Iron maiden about to drop dates. Side shows being announced after download first line up release me-thinks?