Tool Guitarist ‘Sounded Embarrassing’ At Dallas Show


Tool have been hitting the road since January on their 2022 Fear Inoculum tour. One of the band’s most recent stops was at Dallas, Texas with many fans complaining about the quality of the sound as over on the social media platform Reddit – ChezyyR vented his frustrations.

“Does anyone else feel like the sound guys at the Dallas show yesterday weren’t very good? The sound was terrible at times, too loud to enjoy the actual music. All I could hear was Amp distortion and my ears crackling. It was especially bad during the opener (not a huge problem, though).”

The band played last night – January, 31st, 2022, at the American Airlines Arena. The Fear Inoculum tour will continue domestically until March 20th – concluding at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. There will, in addition, be an international leg of the tour that begins April 23rd at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, and will conclude on May 24th in Budapest, Hungary at SportAréna.

Furthermore, in response, fellow Reddit user lubrongo23 would state: “I was on Adam’s side of the stage. I think the crackling is kind of standard with these kind of shows. It’s hard to get the mix right. The last time they came to Dallas, I thought Justin’s bass was a little off but sounded great last night I thought.” While another user – drroub said: “It wasn’t the sound crew, but Adam’s guitar tech got to run through the paces as he had an amp go down, and a little later his wah needed replacing. Considering the pressure of working in front of 15,000 fans, it got done. Maynard told Knock Knock jokes during the break.”

Tool fans now anxiously await the band’s sixth studio album. The group’s Fear Inoculum tour is the continuation of the group’s latest effort which was released in 2019. Before that, the band did not release a single studio album since 2006’s 10,000 Days.