Modern Rock Legends Tool Bring 'Fear Inoculum' Tour to Cincinnati This Week

The veteran band performs at the venue formerly known as U.S. Bank Arena on Nov. 5

click to enlarge Tool - Photo: Travis Shinn
Photo: Travis Shinn
Fans who waited 13 years for the release of Tool’s fifth album, Fear Inoculum, were understandably giddy with excitement over its release in August. The same day as the release, local fans got even more reason to get excited, as the band announced a return to Cincinnati on the Fear Inoculum. Post Punk legends Killing Joke are the openers on the tour, which began in Denver on Oct. 15 and comes to the venue soon-to-formerly-be-known-as U.S. Bank Arena.

Tool has played Cincinnati several times over the past 20-plus years. In 1996 they performed at The Garage (at the site of the former Caddy’s, Downtown near the riverfront) and they were last in town 10 years ago when they performed at Riverbend’s PNC Pavilion.

Fear Inoculum, the Progressive/Alt Metal heroes’ fifth album, topped Billboard’s album chart upon its release, knocking Taylor Swift out of the top spot (and leading to some amusing confusion among Swift’s fans over who Tool even was).

The album’s epic title track was released in early August and became the longest song to ever crack the top 100 on the singles chart, clocking in at more than 10 minutes.

7 p.m. Tuesday. $75-$125. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Downtown,

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