Tool & Queens of the Stone Age Announce Tour Dates


Tool and Queens of the Stone Age have announced North American tours.

Tool tour dates:

Sep. 22 – Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
Oct. 3 – Loveland, CO Budweiser Event Center
Oct. 6 – Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
Oct. 8 – Indio, CA Power Trip
Oct. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT Delta Center
Oct. 12 – Idaho Falls, ID Mountain America Center
Oct. 14 – Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center
Oct. 15 – Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Oct. 17 – Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center
Oct. 19 – Portland, OR Moda Center
Oct. 20 – Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Oct. 22 – Kelowna, BC Prospera Place Arena
Oct. 23 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Oct. 25 – Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Oct. 27 – Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct. 29 – Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Center
Oct. 31 – St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Nov. 1 – Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
Nov. 3 – Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boiling Arena
Nov. 4 – Charleston, WV Charleston Coliseum
Nov. 6 – Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
Nov. 7 – Allentown, PA PPL Center
Nov. 10 – Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 13 – Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
Nov. 15 – Boston, MA TD Garden
Nov. 16 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 19 – Montreal, QC Bell Center
Nov. 20 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 21 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena

QOTSA tour dates:

Aug. 3 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill*
Aug. 4 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
Aug. 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors*
Aug. 7 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater*
Aug. 8 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann*
Aug. 9 – Washington, DC – The Anthem*
Aug. 11 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena*
Aug. 12 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium*
Aug. 15 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*
Aug. 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit*
Aug. 18 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *
Aug. 19 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater*
Sep. 16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sep. 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory**
Sep. 19 – Omaha, NE – Steelhouse**
Sep. 20 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre**
Sep. 22 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park**
Sep. 23 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park**
Sep. 24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
Sep. 26 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP**
Sep. 27 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion**
Sep. 29 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre**
Sep. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair**
Oct. 2 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum**
Oct. 3 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum**
Oct. 4 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena**
Oct. 6 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium**
Oct. 8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock

It has come to light in a Reddit post that Tool Army presale codes are live.

To check it out, Go to your profile and hit ‘Membership’. Code is at the bottom …

stinkfist42069: “Nothing like paying $55 for the privilege to buy something”

Tyler_Durdens_Sister said: “I don’t hate it. I’ve wanted to be and gone to every show near me, some driving all the way to Dallas… I’ll gladly fork over $60 to guarantee my tickets are good. There’s nothing more stressful that being in the que with scalpers and kinda fans, fighting for the good stuff. lol”

the-snake-behind-me wrote:

“Same. I’ve flown to shows so I don’t mind this approach to find decent seats, hopefully in my city.”

Cr0wl3yman wrote: “Works for me-especially with all the damn bots that snap up the seats before we even have a chance.”

Meanwhile, Tool has had a fairly strict “no phones” policy at their shows. The policy has been met with criticism over the years, and obviously hasn’t been bulletproof given fan-filmed footage surfacing here and there. But still Tool isn’t a fan of people having their phones out during their shows.

One of the fans on Reddit noted that some fans keep on holding their phones up, filming during the songs at the Rockville.

“Man it was tough seeing them with people holding their phone the entire time recording an entire song. I don’t mind a 20-30 sec clip or a few snaps, but just filming the entire time at a Tool show was just different to see after most of the shows I’ve seen them at had the no phones rule. Makes you realize why they do it now and it makes a huge difference in the experience.”

Last year, in an interview with Metal Hammer, Tool guitarist Adam Jones explained why the policy exists. Jones said it partially stems from people having no clue what they’re doing and turning their flashlight on, and partially because everyone having their phone out takes something away from the special nature of a live show.

“Yeah, I mean, for us, we’ve actually seen it changing and more and more big acts are asking their fans respectfully to enjoy the show, rather than looking at their camera the whole time. I think one of the problems is you get a lot of lights because people don’t know how to use their cameras correctly, which makes it very blinding onstage. It’s just…it’s that connection. You lose something without that connection, and you just want people to be in their own world rather than getting the whole show on their phone and then never looking at it again.”

Jones later added that standing behind someone with their phone out the whole time is a huge pain in the a**, and usually distracts from watching the actual show.