Seeing Tool has been a bucket list thing for me – not to mention photographing the legendary rock band. But that is just what I did for their sold-out show at Denver’s Ball Arena (formerly Pepsi Center) this week. Everyone in the stadium seemed as pumped as I was that Tool was finally able to bring their show here after two years.
I am old enough to remember being blown away when Tool exploded into the 90s, but it was pretty exciting to get their latest album, Fear Inoculum, in 2019 – after a thirteen-year break. Then to hear them play it finally… mind-blowing.
Singer Maynard James Keenan sang from the back of the stage with his rich tones, while the band was behind a transparent screen with visuals projected up and around them – a clever way to make a huge impression in a large room. Every Tool song is pretty much an extended play live, but if you look at the setlist below – they managed to still fit in a ton on music.
Tool has just started their 2022 tour, so check if they are coming to your city (and if it’s not sold out yet). Well worth it!
Tool Concert Photos
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Tool Setlist – Ball Arena – January 27, 2022
Hooker With a Penis
Chocolate Chip Trip
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