Tool New Album Launch Threatened By Emergency

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Tool are set to headline the Welcome to Rockville festival on Sunday to kick off the tour for their imminent new album, but on Friday, the festival was forced to undergo an emergency evacuation due to severe weather in Jacksonville, Florida.

The festival tweeted, “Due to severe weather approaching the festival, we must evacuate the venue to keep everyone safe. Please follow instructions of festival and security staff along with local law enforcement to exit the venue in a safe, calm, and orderly fashion.”

They later tweeted to a fan, “We are rain or shine. However, in severe weather or high winds, when the festival site becomes dangerous, we must pause and evacuate for safety. Please standby for further instructions.”

The festival reopened on Saturday, and hopefully the weather is good on Sunday for Tool’s headlining set. The Sunday night forecast for Jacksonville shows PM Thunderstorms, stating, “Cloudy in the morning with scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High near 85F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.”

Tool 2019 North American Tour Dates:
05/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville Festival
05/07 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BCC
05/08 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
05/10 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
05/11 – Concord, NC @ Epicenter Festival
05/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
05/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
05/16 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
05/17 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
05/19 – Bridgeview, IL @ Chicago Open Air Festival