Tool cancels North American tour to support fans

'In our opinion, tying up our fans’ money for months, if not a full year, is unfair'

While Tool initially opted to postpone their scheduled 2020 tour in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the band has now formally canceled their North American dates. The band made the decision to outright cancel their tour after hearing fans’ messages of “job losses, illness, emotional and financial pain,” in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

“At the same time that we were working to reschedule this tour, we read your messages,” the band said in a message posted to Facebook.

“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.”

“As so many music lovers have come to realize over the last several weeks, there is no playbook that artists, promoters…

Posted by Tool on Thursday, June 4, 2020

The band said fans who held tickets for the tour dates will receive information on how to obtain a refund in the coming days.

Tool had previously played Toronto in November of 2019. The band was scheduled to perform Canadian dates in Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Winnipeg on the second leg of their Fear Inoculum tour.

Canceled 2020 Tool Tour Dates:

March 12 – Eugene, Ore. @ Matthew Knight Center
March 14 – Boise, Idaho @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
March 16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Maverik Center
April 16 – Miami, Fla. @ American Airlines Arena
April 17 – Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
April 19 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
April 21 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Spectrum Center
April 22 – Charlottesville, Va. @ John Paul Jones Arena
April 24 – Baltimore, Md. @ Royal Farms Arena
April 25 – Uniondale, N.Y. @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 28 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
April 29 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Videotron Centre
May 1 – Wilkes Barre, Pa. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
May 2 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ KeyBank Centre
May 4 – Toledo, Ohio @ Huntington Center
May 5 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
May 29 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
May 31 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
June 2 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place
June 4 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Bell MTS Place
June 6 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
June 7 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
June 9 – Madison, Wis. @ Kohl Center
June 10 – Moline, Ill. @ TaxSlayer Center
June 13 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center
June 16 – Wichita, Kan. @ INTRUST Bank Arena
June 17 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Center
June 19 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Broadmoor World Arena
June 22 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
June 23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Chase Center