Opening Night | Tool Kicks Off Tour In Spokane

Tool returned to a U.S. stage for the first time since 2012 last night, when they kicked off their current tour at Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA. Though the band is thought to be working on a studio album, they didn't debut any new material - instead deciding to focus on older songs.

Maynard and Co. treated fans to 11 songs split by an intermission. When the band returned from the intermission, drummer Danny Carey showed off his skills with an extended drum solo. Last night's setlist featured a whopping five songs off ├ćnima, an album that's nearly 18 years old, including fan-favorite "Forty-Six & 2." As far as the stage design, Rolling Stone reports "An ever-shifting screen layout, splashed with macabre and disturbing imagery was combined with a tapestry of laser beams and periodic blasts of confetti to shift attention away from the band members themselves and toward a more deeply immersive experience. It's a relatively ego-free move, putting presentation ahead of the players."

Here's the setlist from opening night:

For in-depth reviews of last night's tour opener, Spin, Rolling Stone and Concert Confessions have you covered.

Watch fan-shot footage of "Stinkfist" thanks to The Natural Stoner:

[Published on: 3/5/14]

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