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Average User Rating 6.75
Total Reviews 5
Last Reviewed August 20th, 2006
 
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Was the singer hung over?
Venue/Date: Patriot Center (Fairfax, VA)
Concert Date:  
July 29th, 2009
Reviewer: Lee M.

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3.49
I have seen these guys many times, first in 1992 at a little club called Hammerjacks. Intense, energetic, and happy to be alive is how they were the first few times I saw them. Now? The guitarist and singer are practically comatose. The old days of Maynard being the over-caffeinated showman are gone. Now he dresses as a metrosexual and barely talks to the crowd. VERY sad. I had the same experience the last time I saw them 1 year and 3 years ago. The music was tight (it should be; its been the same playlist for years) but overall, they seem to be getting far too mellow and, really, just plain lazy. Latly, the laser show was circa 1974. KISS did the same laser show when I was 9 and I saw them at the Capitol Center in largo.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
total letdown
Venue/Date: AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)
Concert Date:  
July 24th, 2009
Reviewer: wws3791

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1.96
i was seriously let down by this concert. the songs they played were all their mainstream/sellout songs. every song we've all heard on the radio too many times. i don't know what i expected, but from what i've read and heard about the concerts they held as they were writing their music, this was not the same. it was a show for the band member worshipers. most everyone around me was a fanatic that would just as soon bow down and kiss the feet of every member of the band as they would see them.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Tool in CB/NE
Venue/Date: Mid-America Center (Council Bluffs, IA)
Concert Date:  
May 12th, 2007
Reviewer: aes92975

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9.25
I love Tool. This is the 5th time I have seen them. The Midamerica Center is a small space for about 10,000 people. Perfect for a Tool show. However, only go if the place is sold out. Sound can be less than perfect at times.

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Tool @ Coachella 99 Concert Review
Venue/Date: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Indio, CA)
Concert Date:  
October 11th, 1999
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.83
Tool proves once again why they are the most important band in rock.

Before I begin heres some basic info on the show itself.

-Maynard was painted blue and wearing what I would call a g-
string.
-He stood sort of behind the drum kit in front of a screen for
80% of the set.
-Buzz from the melvins came and did 2 songs with them both by
peach (You Lied and Stranglehold)
-They played a really nice set.

There was hardly any delay in them going on and they opened the show
with a little drum intro which broke into Intolerance, a very good
intro. A giant screen played the usual very interesting and
appropriate videos while a smaller screen directly in front of the
large screen played the same video except this was the screen
Maynard stood in front of. Hooker with a penis was the second song
followed by 46+2. The set list gets a little fuzzy after this
because I was sort of taken back by how well they sounded even
though this is my 4th show and they have amazed me each time. The
performace artists didnt come out till later in the set right before
Stinkfist (not positive on that though). Their name is Osseous
Labyrinth and in my opinion they were incredibly cool. This is where
it goes from tool show review to Osseous Labyrinth review:

Two of them, a man and a women both naked and sitting in harnesses
popped up from behind the smaller screen right as a song started.
Then, climbed their harnesses to about 15 feet above tool. They sat
idle through the first few minutes then slowly dropped until both
were hanging upside down by their feet. After the song ended and
the next one began they both reached their arms to eachother and
quickly snapped into an embrace. This was unexpected because of how
slow they previously moved around. One thing to note about them was
how similiar their body structures were to eachother. Both were
totally bald and the same height. Throughout the next few songs they
did small movement pieces suspended in air. I knew the blood would
sit to idle in their heads after that long and sure enough during
Ênema the female started flailing her upper body around (almost like
the little fuzzy person in the stinkfist video). I didnt feel that
these performance artists detracted from the show in any way at
all.These artists fit into tools performance so nicely it almost
makes wish Tool would take them on Tour. Even more so, I hope it
opens the doors for more musicians to have performance artists on
stage.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Tool Concert Review: I love Tool!
Venue/Date: Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Indio, CA)
Concert Date:  
October 10th, 1999
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.20

hey, im writing this review at 9:30pm sunday night the day of the
show
but i am not at the show i just got done watchin the webcast of Rage
against the machine, i thought it was hella kool when Maynard came
out and sang part of that song, i so wanted to go to the Coachella
for mainly one reason, yes that is TOOL, they are my favorite band, i
would of done anything to see them again, i have been patiently
waiting and waiting for new music, news, ANYTHING, but i can
understand that they are just trying to make there music perfect, its
what there about. i cant wait to read bout all the reviews tommorow,
i want to hear what songs they played and stuff, and Kabir, i give u
hella props for keeping up this AWESOME webpage, i saw TOOL back in
August 23rd of 98 when they came to Seattle, WA with the melvins and
ever sence i cant get enough of them, all we can do from now is just
wait and expect a great album in the future, i know im not supposed
to be writing here cuz i didnt go to the show but i dont care i just
wanted to say that TOOL is the best fuckin band out there...

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