Tool will return to Atlanta in January 2020. Photo: Travis Shinn

Tool will return to Atlanta in 2020 

The band's last visit was in 2016

Tool will return to Atlanta for the first time since 2016 with a Jan. 28 date at State Farm Arena.

The California-birthed prog-metal band launched a tour behind their current album, “Fear Inoculum,” in October and will continue through the end of November before picking up in January.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 via A limited number of VIP packages for Tool Army members (via will be available at 10 a.m. Nov. 13. The concert will utilize mobile ticketing only; delivery will take place a week prior to the concert to check for duplicate orders (there is a four-ticket limit).

Tool’s tour has received critical praise already, with Ed Masley of The Arizona Republic calling it a “visually breathtaking night of dystopian art-rock spectacle.” 

The band’s “Fear Inoculum” album – its first in 13 years - debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon its August release. 

Newly announced dates: 

January 10 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 

January 12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena 

January 15 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center 

January 17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena 

January 18 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena 

January 21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center 

January 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena 

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

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.