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Check out the setlist for Tool’s first U.S. concert in two years

on March 05, 2014, 12:27pm

Tool is back playing U.S. venues for the first time in two years. Last night, the band kicked off the jaunt in Spokane, WA, and spoiler alert: they played no new songs. Instead, their two-hour performance was chock full of greatest hits, featuring tracks like “Lateralus”, “Vicarious”, “Ænema”, “Stinkfist”, and “Hooker With A Penis”.

The real highlight of the evening, however, was the stage setup and visuals. As Rolling Stone noted in their review of the show:

“The stage design for this tour was something to behold. More than most live acts, Tool go out of their way to deliver a show designed to completely overwhelm the senses, with the visual component being just as important and as impressive as the auditory. 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.”

Check out a few videos and the full setlist from last night below.

Hooker With a Penis
Schism (Jam Intro)
(12 minute countdown on screen)
Forty-Six & 2

The tool tour continues tomorrow night in Portland. Here’s the full docket:

Tool 2014 Tour Dates:
03/06 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
03/07 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
03/09 – Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center *
03/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
03/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
03/14 – Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena *
03/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood *
03/16 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Arena *
03/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio De Los Deportes
03/21 – Veracruz, MX @ Festival Cumbre Tajin 2014
03/24 – Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center *
03/25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center *
03/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center *

* = w/ Failure