On Friday January 10th, 2020 Tool began the 2nd leg of their “Fear Inoculum” tour in San Diego, CA.

This time they brought support from local one man doom band Author & Punisher, who is still promoting his most recent album “Beastland” out on Relapse Records.

Author & Punisher was the perfect opener act to support this tour, A&P showed off as an opener, with a mind blowing set filled with the unique sound of his custom made drone machines.

  • Author & Punisher setlist:
    1. Pharmacide
      Ode to Bedlam
      Crude Sectioning
      The Barge
      Nihil Strength
  • Tool continued being Tool. That means that they brought an audiovisual spectacle for all. That means that every aspect of the show is coordinated so all your senses can react to what they’re witnessing.

    The setlist for the 1st show of the tour focused on their last 4 albums, or basically ignored Undertow and the Opiate EP.


    1. Fear Inoculum
    2. Ænema
    3. Parabol
    4. Parabola
    5. Pneuma
    6. Schism
    7. A Passage To Bangkok (RUSH cover)
    8. Jambi
    9. Vicarious
    10. Descending
      Forty Six & 2
      Chocolate Chip Trip
      (-) ions
      2112 (RUSH cover)

    The RUSH covers were in tribute to Neil Peart since it was announced earlier in the day that he had passed away.

    Below you can see the song Chocolate Chip Trip in it’s entirety, which is in a way indebted to Neil Peart himself and the influence he had on Danny Carey himself.

    Words and Pictures by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.