Tool USA/Canada Summer Tour 2009

Tool will be embarking on a small tour in the US and Canada in the summer of 2009.  The dates largely revolve around a couple of large festivals they’ve decided to play this year. Reviews and Setlists for the shows can be found below.  Anyone with anything to submit – pictures, video, audio, reviews or comments let me know via the contact form.

Dates

Dates are listed below, and beneath them are any reviews.  No further dates are expected at this late stage.  Links go to further information regarding the show or a ticket vendor:

  • 18th July Mile High Music Festival, CO
  • 19th July Energy Solutions Centre, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 21st July Us Airways Arena,  Phoenix, AZ
  • 22nd July Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, NM
  • 24th July AT@T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • 25th July Nokia Centre, Dallas, TX
  • 27th July Gwinnett Arena, Duluth, GA
  • 29th July Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
  • 30th July Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA
  • 1st August All Points West Festival, Jersey City, NJ
  • 2nd August Verizon Arena, Manchester, NH
  • 4th August K-Rock Centre, Kingston, Ontario
  • 5th August, Molson Ampitheatre, Toronto, Canada
  • 7th August, PNC Center, Cincinnatti, OH
  • 8th August Lollapalooza Festival, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
  • 22nd August Epicenter Festival, Pomona, CA

Set List

There was much discussion about the set list.  Many people took issue with the static nature of the set , and/or the length of the set.  For the record, the setlist was generally:

  • Jambi
  • Stinkfist
  • 46&2
  • Schism
  • Lost Keys
  • Rosetta Stoned
  • Flood
  • Aenema
  • Lateralus
  • Vicarious

The first few shows were missing Aenema.

The much speculated cover was never played, apparently due to a change of heart by one of the band members.  Some have suggested that Passage to Bangkok (Rush) was played as an intro to Rosetta Stoned a couple of times.  Others speculated that On The Run (Pink Floyd) was played – though both of these were denied by Junior.

Highlights

There were several highlights of the tour, many courtesy of Kanaduh from TDN, who was lucky enough to see all dates except the Epicenter Festival:

  • At the Dallas show, Adam’s guitar stopped working during Vicarious. Maynard decided to “vocalise” the guitar part.
  • Also in Dallas, Justin donned a gigantic cowboy hat for part of the set!
  • Asteroids was played on the Alex Grey backdrop during Rosetta Stoned on several of the later gigs.
  • Maynard occasionally changed the 46&2 lyrics to be “46 and 2 equals 48”
  • During the Toronto set, Maynard left only to come back with a bowl of french fries, which he continued to eat during the show, and offered to the other band members.  The lyrics of Lateralus may have been altered to “embrace the french fries”
  • Some Bill Hicks audio/visual was used during Lost Keys on the Atlanta show (and possibly others)
  • Maynard was on crutches for the last show in Pomona. Presumably he hurt himself picking grapes in the week off.

It certainly sounds like Tool Tour 2009 was a fun tour for the band. Adam’s Facebook page also has plenty of cool back stage photos.

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chazmercer
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chazmercer

Look to Irvine.

Cycloz
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Cycloz

Though no date has been announced (rumored to be early August), it’s pretty much a given that a Minnesota show at Xcel Energy Center is happening as it’s displayed on their main site:

http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/events/ToolAnnoucement.jsp

millermt
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millermt

Should mention the Minnesota show in early August…

BellJH
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BellJH

Does Lollapalooza take Tool out for the 7th, 8th and 9th of August, or will they only play on one of those dates?

Coz I swear I saw Tool down for playing at the XEC on 8th August on some online calendar somewhere

th3ph3n0m36
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The show on the 25th is in Grand Prarie, TX not Dallas

Laddermalice
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Laddermalice

[quote comment=””][quote comment=””]The show on the 25th is in Grand Prarie, TX not Dallas[/quote] I’m sure someone from Dallas can confirm this, but isn’t Grand Prairie just a suburb of Dallas?[/quote]

Yep

Red_Nightmare
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Red_Nightmare

So Cal off the beaten “TRACK”

I’m guessing the San Diego Fair @ the Del Mar Race track…huge names have played this in the past…just a shot in the dark.

Naattik
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FYI: Blair has updated the April newsletter with these dates, including a confirmed April 8th for Lolla.: TOOL NEWSLETTER  APRIL 2009, E.V.  Due to my sometimes devious nature (so as to fool the powers that be), the bulk of the April Newsletter has been dispersed among the various message boards on the ToolArmy site. When all is said and done, I will, of course, cut and paste this material into the ‘actual’ newsletter so that it may be used as a future deciphering TOOL. TOOL TOUR INFO (Please note: more dates will be added once confirmed) JULY 18 – MILE… Read more »

junior
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junior

[quote comment=””]Boonaroo (unlikely in my opinion)[/quote]

I’d say even less likely than unlikely.

MAGNUS
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MAGNUS

[quote comment=””]JULY 25 – NOKIA THEATER at GRAND PRAIRIE – DALLAS, TX. *[/quote]

I wonder what’s with the asterisk.

junior
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junior

[quote comment=””][quote comment=””]JULY 25 – NOKIA THEATER at GRAND PRAIRIE – DALLAS, TX. *[/quote] I wonder what’s with the asterisk.[/quote]

Blair likes Texas

BellJH
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BellJH

The Toronto show is confirmed for August 5th, and an Ohio show has been added for August 7th.

tooltour93
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tooltour93

[quote comment=””]The Toronto show is confirmed for August 5th, and an Ohio show has been added for August 7th.[/quote]Well I guess this bad for NYer’s  This what Blair has said about a NY show
haven’t been informed of any…
MSG show. There are NO (intentional) anagrams, cryptograms, etc. in the post. ” This was referring to the pic he put up while bbqing at Danny’s pad.

paraboladan
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paraboladan

CA Date!!!

TOOL will headline epicenter 09 at the pomona fairplex. Presale begins 6/24/09, show will be Aug. 22nd.

Other acts include:

Alice in Chains (FUCK YEAH!)
Linkin Park (blah)
Wolfmother
Atreyu
Atmosphere
and others…

vegas
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vegas

just got word from pollstar of a CA show on 8/22

Appearing with “Epicenter Festival – So Cal’s Rock Explosion”
Sat 08/22/09 Pomona, CA Fairplex

gnjasmkr
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gnjasmkr

[quote comment=””]just got word from pollstar of a CA show on 8/22

Appearing with “Epicenter Festival – So Cal’s Rock Explosion”
Sat 08/22/09

Pomona, CA Fairplex[/quote]

Dammit! I have tickets for KOL that night… I bet they play a solo show somewhere. Wait and see…

MAGNUS
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MAGNUS

[quote comment=””][quote comment=””]Dammit! I have tickets for KOL that night… I bet they play a solo show somewhere. Wait and see…[/quote]
I wouldn’t hold your breath!
KOL?[/quote]

Kings of Leon. I too just got tickets to their show for my gf but I’d sooner break up with her than miss the Dallas show.

gnjasmkr
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gnjasmkr

[quote comment=””][quote comment=””][quote comment=””]Dammit! I have tickets for KOL that night… I bet they play a solo show somewhere. Wait and see…[/quote]
I wouldn’t hold your breath!
KOL?[/quote]

I hear ya hellboy… though i’m waiting for a little birdie to give me some info. Know what i mean? All in all i can just hope man. Info will be posted on TA of course… Whatever info i may get.

Also, I got to meet Zack De La Rocha last night at The Troubadour Dinosaur Jr. was headlining but was there for Earthless they just blew me away. I left halfway through D Jr. set.

gnjasmkr
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gnjasmkr

[quote comment=””][quote comment=””][quote comment=””][quote comment=””]Dammit! I have tickets for KOL that night… I bet they play a solo show somewhere. Wait and see…[/quote]
I wouldn’t hold your breath!
KOL?[/quote]

I can remember originally there only being 14 shows scheduled for this summer tour and then this show popped up which is why i think they will play a solo show out here in L.A. Does anyone else remember this by chance?

Heather
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Heather

So this is my first tool show (Cincinnati) and I couldn’t be more excited! I was just wondering how long they usually play for? Someone let me know!

Heather
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Heather

[quote comment=””] So this is my first tool show (Cincinnati) and I couldn’t be more excited! I was just wondering how long they usually play for? Someone let me know! Show normally goes for around 2 hours, but Tool traditionally fill the set with interludes and such, so probably expect about 90 minutes of “song” time. Festival sets are normally 1-2 song shorter than actual Tool gigs.[/quote] Thanks! I’ve been reading some other tool forums specifically about the tour and a lot of people seem really irritated because they only play 9 songs and they’re the same 9 songs at… Read more »

jimmyeleven
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jimmyeleven

8 songs if you don’t count Lost Keys. And I don’t.

ftworthtoolfan
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ftworthtoolfan

Fort Worth Tool Fan – I was only able to get (1) One ticket for the July 25 Nokia show, None for Buddies or girlfriend, I was offered twice the money for this ticket, I’m not crazy, I’m going solo! Unless another stoner with ticket want to join me…