Tool wins Best Metal Performance Grammy Award for “7empest”

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Tool has won a GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance (“7empest”).

Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) accepted the awards at today’s Premiere Ceremony in Los Angeles.

“I’d like to thank all the gods because I don’t think it’s a good time to piss them off”, Carey said. He also thanked his band mates Chancellor, Adam Jones and Maynard James Keenan.

“7empest” is from the band’s fifth studio album: “Fear Inocolum” (RCA Records). The 10-song collection arrived in late August, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Critically, the album was met with equal enthusiasm. NPR said: “"Fear Inoculum" was worth the 13-year wait”, The Atlantic dubbed it “precise and devastating”, Revolver declared it: “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Entertainment Weekly said the collection is “deeply satisfying, both as a distinct artistic statement and as accidental fan service to a base that expects nothing less than unflinchingly unique artistic statements”.

The Los Angeles-based band has previously won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, “10,000 Days”).

US Tour Dates 2020:
January 28 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
January 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
January 31 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
February 1 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
March 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
March 11 Portland, OR Moda Center
March 12 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center
March 14 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena

Australian Tour Dates 2020:
February 14 Perth, Australia RAC Arena
February 17 Sydney, Australia Qudos Bank Arena
February 18 Sydney, Australia Qudos Bank Arena
February 20 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
February 22 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
February 23 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
February 28 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena
February 29 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena

Tool formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: “Undertow” (1993), “Ænima” (1996), “Lateralus” (2001) and “10,000 Days” (2006); two EPs: “72826” (1991) and “Opiate” (1992) and the limited-edition boxset “Salival” (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, “10,000 Days”). Toolis Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).

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