Tool have postponed the first leg of their North American tour due to COVID-19.

The band has been closely monitoring the situation over the past week. With the US and Canada temporarily banning public gatherings, Tool released the following statement through their Instagram page.

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TOOL’s April 16 to May 5 North American tour dates have been postponed. TOOL regrets to confirm that the first leg of their upcoming North American tour has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They wish everyone well during this difficult period and hope to see everyone again very soon. The postponed dates are: April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. All previously purchased tickets for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled performances.

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Tool released their fifth studio album Fear Inoculum in August of last year. The new album was the bands first in 13 years, since 2009’s 10,000 Days. Unfortunately, for those who bought tickets to the first leg of the bands tour, it means you’ll have to wait a little longer to see the new songs live.

As of now, May 31 at Rogers Arena, June 2 at Rogers Place and June 4 at Bell MTS Place are still a go!

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