Two rock groups, Tool and alt-J, recently announced that they will perform in San Diego on their upcoming tours in 2022.
Tool made the announcement of its 2022 North American tour on Monday, which includes a stop at Viejas Arena at San Diego State University on January 19, 2022. The 37-city tour features a Blonde Redhead artistic alternative in opening.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce our return to the road,” Tool drummer Danny Carey said in a press release. “The past 18 months have been hard to say the least, but great trials come great lessons and great rewards. We are really looking forward to sharing them with you.
Formed in 1990, the Grammy Award-winning rock band have five studio albums to their name, including their 2019 release “Fear Inoculum”.
This 2022 tour marks Tool’s second round promoting this album locally.
In January 2020, the group kicked off their 10-city winter tour with two shows at Viejas Arena, just two months away from the COVID-19 shutdown. A longer North American tour, slated for spring 2020, has been postponed – then canceled – due to the pandemic. (This tour did not include a stop in San Diego.)
Two months after Tool’s show in January 2022, alt-J is coming to town.
The indie rock band will perform at the Pechanga Arena on March 25, 2022 as part of their 31-city North American tour. The evening will also feature Portugal’s forerunners. The man and the cherry Glazerr.
Unlike Tool’s fairly recent visit to San Diego, this will be the first chance for alt-J fans to see the British band in nearly four years; The last local alt-J show at the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay in 2018.
The announcement of alt-J’s tour is paired with the announcement of their upcoming album “The Dream” – the band’s first release since “RELAX” in 2017. Although the album’s release is not before on February 11, 2022, alt-J’s new single “U&ME”, along with a music video, is now available for streaming.
Tickets for both concerts go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com (Tool) and altjandptm.com (Alt j). Online registration is required to unlock presale options; check the websites for details.