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Tool Kick Off North American Tour, Footage & Set List Available

Tool‘s largely West Coast North American tour kicked off last night (March 04th) in Spokane, WA. The set list according to those in attendance can be found below along with some fan-filmed footage.

VIP sound check:

Pushit” (without Maynard James Keenan)
Schism” (jam intro)
Hooker With A Penis” (without Maynard James Keenan)

Actual concert:

Hooker With A Penis


Drum jam/”B’Boom” (partial King Crimson cover)
Forty-Six & 2

Remaining dates for Tool‘s tour:

03/06 Portland, OR – MODA Center
03/07 Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena

With Failure:

03/09 Reno, NV – Reno Event Center
03/11 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03/12 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03/14 Fresno, CA – Selland Arena
03/15 Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood
03/16 San Diego, CA – Valley View Arena
03/18 Mexico City, MEX – Palacio De Los Deportes
03/21 Veracruz, MEX – Festival Cumbre Tajin
03/24 Austin, TX – Cedar Park Center
03/25 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
03/27 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center


  • loldotcom

    Can’t believe it’s been 8 years since 10,000 days came out.

    Beyond ready for some new songs, and a new set list for their shows :P

  • BecomesMyVeryShackles

    A few gems amidst the same ole’ same ole’. Intension is an unusual song to mix in with the setlist. Not sure I’ve ever heard a Tool fan say, “God I hope they play that boring interlude from their weakest album!”

    • J3553

      the tool concert i went to was one of the most boring shows i’ve ever seen. half their set was nothing but them standing around while ambient zombie noise blasted through the speakers. they were on stage for 2 hours, but only played 9 songs. no amount of lights and lasers can excuse that bullshit.

      • cma3585

        I was enthralled with the lights and lasers during their tour when Isis opened and I enjoyed it but Tool to me is just like Gwar, you only have to see them once to be satisfied.

      • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

        wait till you see a drone metal band.

  • whatisyourforte

    I remember seeing them play with Tricky, and Adam Jones played the outro-riff from “Reflection” for like ten minutes. It made me want to pull a David Carradine, but what doesn’t?

    • Jenkem Dealer

      I saw that tour too and also felt like the too-long outro from Reflection kind of brought the set to a screeching halt.

      I also want to mention that I saw them in St. Louis and all the stupid rednecks in the crowd did NOT appreciate Tricky. In fact, they booed the shit out of him. Made me think that Maynard wouldn’t appreciate the audience being so close-minded. I think Tool’s only been back once since then.

      • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

        all the stupid rednecks didn’t appreciate Godspeed you! black emperor when they opened for Nine Inch Nails, they kept on raising the middle finger so many times it pissed me the fuck off.

      • MyDarkPassenger

        This is pretty standard stuff for bands as wide-reaching as Tool and NIN. Believe me, the bands are glad to get the chance to play for that many people regardless of how many dismiss them immediately.

      • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

        yeah, my friends who didn’t know them before the show came out buying one of their albums on vinyl, as well as some positive comments from others in the General Admission section.

  • Porpoise Orifice

    Isn’t Jambi the genie from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse?

  • MyDarkPassenger

    That hooker video was a complete and utter failure.

    I know its a bad idea to ask Why when it comes to Tool, but WHY have they never done a live DVD? They were going to at one point.


      Easy answer: Because then people wouldn’t have to keep shelling out $80 a ticket to see the same show over and over again!

      I kid, I kid. I love Tool and could give two shits about their work ethic. Most bands are only good for a few records anyway, so the fact that Tool never fed us album after album of dogshit late in their career is a plus in my book. Quality over quantity and what-not.

      • cma3585

        Do people actually consider 10,000 Days quality though? There were like 3 songs on there that combined had you either headbanging or invested in the music. The rest was just filler akin to the B-side of Lateralus.

      • MyDarkPassenger

        It’s miles better than what 99% of their peers could produce at their peaks. For a Tool record it’s fucking garbage though. Conflicting stuff to be certain.

      • Stereotypical Evil Archer

        I really enjoy 10,000 Days. Lost Keys/Rosetta Stoned is one of my favorite Tool creations.


    Only 10 songs? Weak.

  • AJP

    Are they going to play longer and switch up their setlist? It would be awesome to see them two nights in a row in San Fran.

    • emvath

      As long as they keep selling 10′s of thousands of tickets…no.

  • Jenkem Dealer

    I am pretty stoked on that setlist, but then again, Aenima is my favorite album of their’s.

  • SenorSuarez

    Glad to see Maynard’s still hiding behind Danny at the back of the stage. Stay as far away from the audience you’re performing to as possible…

    • MyDarkPassenger

      Be fair. He’s a little more front and center than previous tours. For a while he was behind everyone in the back corner. At least this time he’s center stage.

      Not sure why I’m justifying this behavior. Sorry.

    • SenorSuarez

      I’m wondering if he does this because he doesn’t want some douchebag running up on stage and doing whatever to him, or getting hit by a flying bottle, etc… But when I’m paying $80+ to see you perform, it would be nice to see more than a silhouette.

      IamChristian has a good point below though, about seeing Danny play being worth the price of admission… I’ll be there next time they come to Orlando.

      • lateraleye789

        There’s a video out there somewhere that shows exactly what Maynard does to douchebags who run onto the stage. It’s rather entertaining. I also think I remember he said in an interview (possibly w/the AV Club) that all the flashes from the cameras disorient or make him sick so thus he hides in the back.

  • IamChristian

    I love Tool. It’s worth going to the concert just to hear Pushit. Watching Danny play live is an experience all in it’s own. If I have a chance to see one of the best drummers ever live then I will always pony up.

  • dmoe

    Hey look the same set list they’ve been playing for the last 50 years.

    • scorpions

      Hey look the same comment about the same set list they’ve been playing for 250+ years… Just sayin…

  • Deadly Nightshade

    I hauled from Seattle to catch this show and it was indeed a glorious sight to behold. Heightened plane of consciousness aside, the graphics were better then they have been in past shows and I thought it was an awesome set list despite their reluctance to bring any skeletons of Opiate or Undertow out of the closet this time. Unfortunate…but not a let down in the slightest when you get ‘hooker with a penis’ right out the gate. They are all undeniably masters of their craft and it is fantastic to get to a chance to see them work. Looking forward to the new album.

    • Monomate

      Saw them around a year ago doing the same sort of show, and I’d agree. A lot of people were disappointed apparently, but I thought it was a tightly held-together show performed just as one should expect from Tool. It was pretty hilarious to see a buncha drunk people confused at the concept of an intermission however.

  • pinkmaggit

    I was at the Portland Show last night……awesome! Maynard sounded great for a 49 year old! 46&2 was insane!