TOOL returned with the long-awaited release of Fear Incoulum this past Friday, marking the first studio effort from the beloved hard rock group since 2006’s 10,000 Days.
While most TOOL fans around the country plugged into their streaming services or went to their local record store to dive into the new album, those who attended this year’s Burning Man didn’t exactly have such domestic luxuries. That didn’t stop over 1,000 fans from enjoying the new album in full, at a listening/dance party at the annual desert event.
Over 1,000 people gathered around a custom-built Dragon-like art car in the middle of the Playa, where they seemingly enjoyed dancing along to the new 86-minute album. The twilight listening event took place on Friday at 6:45 p.m. at the Abraxas Dragon located between The Man and The Folly. The listening party also included a cameo from visual artist Alex Grey, who designed the album cover art for Fear Inoculum in addition to previous TOOL albums.
Watch Grey’s brief speech and part of the listening party in the videos below.
Alex Grey Introduces Fear Inoculum At Burning Man
[Video: Erik Dahmer]
On Friday in the middle of the Playa at Burning Man, over 1000 TOOL fans took a break from the electronic music to enjoy the entire album. Look closely to see Alex Grey himself rocking out super hard in the white next to his artwork. This was absolutely amazing and the highlight of my burn. 🔥🔧🔥 from r/ToolBand
TOOL also confirmed their upcoming concert plans with full North American tour set for this fall with support from the post-punk/industrial outfit Killing Joke. The fall run will begin on October 15th in Denver, CO and continues over 25 performances before wrapping on November 25th in Washington, D.C.
Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.
[H/T Brooklyn Vegan]