Tool Cancels Tour to Give Money Back to Fans

'So we can help support the people who have supported us for years'

Tool has canceled all of their 2020 North American dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The band had originally announced plans to reschedule the affected shows, which ran from this past March through the middle of June, but they've now decided to scrap the run entirely.

"When we played what would be our final show of 2020, March 11 at Portland’s Moda Center, we believed we would be back on the road sometime this fall," Tool says in a statement. "As we worked towards that goal we've come to realize that there is absolutely no certainty in re-scheduling dates for this fall or 2021."

The band members add that it didn't feel right ethically to keep postponing shows, because that required the money that fans paid for tickets to remain in limbo.

"In our opinion, tying up our fans' money for months, if not a full year, is unfair," Tool says. "With that in mind, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the tour so we can help support the people who have supported us for years."

Ticket holders will receive emails shortly regarding refund information.

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