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Tool Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 38



5.0 star rating Eric Szkola from Edison NJ


This is my 6th Tool concert, but this one was the best and well worth the wait! Just about everyone respected the band's wishes and kept their phones away with the exception of a few knuckleheads. Saw a few of them get tossed. The band was completely engaged and put on an amazing performance! I was 3 rows up from the right side of the stage in section 10 and it went from a concert to almost a religious experience. They were absolutely phenomenal!! I have to admit I was shocked when Maynard gave the crowd a gift at the end. I was so close to the stage, he was completely into his performance, they all were!! Danny's solo after the intermission was insane!! Next Gen Neil Peart and absolute Master was all I could think to myself during that solo. But the reality is, all 4 members f'en crushed it with passion and perfection! For 20 years this band has been my favorite, and they always will be! Tool forever!!

5.0 star rating Brian Williamson from Nashville, Tennessee


This was my 2nd show, the first being in 1996 at Starwood. The 2020 was by far an outstanding performance, and the 1st one was too no doubt. But this show really felt special. The crowd was feeding off the energy of the band and the super amazing light show! It was a performance! Each sonds energy past on to the next to point of being electrifying. We met many people there and were enjoying themselves as we were too. I will go again.

5.0 star rating Bryan P. from Memphis, Tennessee


For the first time in 9 years. The wife and I had a date night. Days leading up to the show were ho hum, thats putting it lightly. On the way somewhere to do something I was dreading im sure. I happened to catch Syd on 98.1 mention a chance to win tix to Tool. On a whim , i tossed my hat in. Thinking I was wasting my time. I never win anything. Amazingly I WON! There is more to the story. But I wont bore anyone. Ive been a Tool fan since 1993. And missed the chance to see them at the Coliseum years ago. So the same week I begin a new job after being out of meaningful work for nearly a year. I win the tickets of a lifetime. Tool saved my relationship with my wife of 20 years. We both let it all hang out without a care in the world and smiled, laughed, cheered and did not stop moving our bodies or sit down once during the entire show. The band came out of the gate firing on all cylinders. From the first note until the last. With absolutely no let up. Being able to watch 4 craftsmen , ply their trade. In an era of music mediocrity. Has been an unbelievably uplifting experience. Injecting much needed joy and optimism into our lives. And yes, music done properly can change a lifes direction. And in this case a relationships. The wife got to see a side of me she has never seen before in 20 years of marriage. Being able to share this concert experience with her. Made it even more special. Thank you so much to the band. For being absolute professionals and creative masterminds. It is truly appreciated. And thank you to the members of the Tool Army. For being some of the best music fans, that any band would be lucky to have. Next time our children will be exposed to the musical juggernaut of TOOL!!

5.0 star rating Toolio from San Francisco, California


My wife and I went to seeTool in 2001 when we first got married. 20 Years later, we are over 50, and just rocked out asses off for 2 days straight. That’s right, we saw them in Sacramento and then 24 hours later we went saw them again in San Francisco. That was the most exciting 24 hours of my life. We totally let loose jumping around and screaming. The San Fran show was better that Sac. The crowd was better and Tool sounded a little better. Maybe the mix was better. We had a great group around us and we were coming unglued. When they played hooker with a penis I fucking lost it. There old songs had a new vitality to them. It was so damn primal and immersive. Anyone who didn’t love this concert is not a real tool fan. There was absolutely nothing that I didn’t love all night. They also surprised us with Sober. I lost it a bit then to. If you are a Tool fan, you need to beg borrow and steal to get to this tour. It may be one of the greatest nights of your life. It was for me.

5.0 star rating Michael Gonzalez from San Francisco, California


I’ve seen Tool 30plus times. I’ve seen them several nights in a row. I have to say this show was one of my favorites. Maynard was more engaged and has never sounded stronger and more in control of his voice. He reminds us that hard rock still needs finesse and melody. He sounded incredible. Danny killed it, Adam was flawless and Justin always brings it. I took my 21 year old daughter who listens to EDM. She is a convert, it was fun to see it through new eyes. I’m just sad because I felt like they were putting it all out there to say goodbye! Am I crazy? There’s no way I can thank them for all the joy they’ve put into my life, still the best band of all time!

5.0 star rating Marco from San Francisco, California


The music was spot on, I wish they would have played a few more of the older hits but it was still amazing. My only real complaint was that Maynard was in the shadows the whole time. But still an amazing concert and the light show was awesome!

5.0 star rating Bill Mintzer from Denver, Colorado


My 15 year old son and I went in Denver last nite. First tool concert for either of us. Big fans of early stuff. I knew these guys were masters of their craft but holy s--- They r on a level with few bands ever. I put them on a level of musicianship and intensity with rush- the best I've ever seen live. What a night tho. Great sound, great crowd that really 'gets' the band, sweeping, epic songs with lightning fast breaks pulled off perfectly. These cats didn't miss a note all night. Best gift was this- that level of musicianship and dedication to their craft hardly exists anymore. That my young son (a percussionist) got to c that and experience that raw power and talent so perfectly executed was very special. Son was blown away. Inspired. Dad most grateful 🙏


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