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TOOL Is Too Death Metal For Whole Foods

According to some lady, anyway.

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Whole Foods isn't exactly the type of store you'd expect to hear anything heavy, but here we are. According to on Redditor that works at Whole Foods, their store began playing Tool's "Forty Six & 2" at some point and one lady got pretty annoyed. Who knows if this story is true or not – the employee's reply feels a little calculated, or at least edited – but customers can also be a pain in the ass. So who knows.

"I work at Whole Foods, where we play an admirably ecclectic array of music. On any given day you'll hear reggae, rock, country, pop, new wave, indie, and yes, the ocassional 'heavy' tune. Today '46&2' came on and a middle-aged woman approached me with an upset look on her face. She said 'What is this? The world is too angry for such angry music. I don't think it should be played in a supermarket. Who enjoys this?'

"To which I replied, 'Oh this is a band called Tool, they're pretty talented and their singer is misunderstood. They actually have plenty of positive messages in their music. You just have to look past the yelling and read the lyrics. But if you'd like to address your concern I'd be happy to show you the customer service counter.' To that she paused and then smiled and just said 'well I just don't think you should be playing death metal in a grocery store."

Tool has a bunch of dates coming up, none of which are at any Whole Foods. Get your tickets here.

w/ Steel Beans

10/17 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center
10/19 Portland, OR Moda Center
10/20 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
10/22 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place Arena
10/23 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
10/25 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
10/27 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
10/29 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Center
10/31 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/1 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
11/3 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boiling Arena
11/4 Charleston, WV Charleston Coliseum
11/6 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
11/7 Allentown, PA PPL Center
11/10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
11/13 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
11/15 Boston, MA TD Garden
11/16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11/19 Montreal, QC Bell Center
11/20 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
11/21 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena

w/ Elder

1/10 Baltimore, MD CFG Bank Arena
1/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
1/13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
1/18 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1/19 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
1/21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
1/23 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
1/24 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
1/26 Birmingham, AL The Legacy Arena at The BJCC
1/27 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
1/31 Austin, TX Moody Center
2/2 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
2/3 Oklahoma City, OK Paycom Center
2/5 Denver, CO Ball Arena
2/9 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center
2/12 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
2/14 Los Angeles, CA Arena
2/15 Los Angeles, CA Arena
2/17 Ontario, CA Toyota Arena
2/18 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

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