Tool's Fear Inoculum is currently on pace to knock Taylor Swift's album Lover off the top of the charts after just one week. And that doesn't sit well with the Swiftys, some of whom have no idea who Tool even is.
According to Hits Daily Double, Tool is on pace to sell between 220-240,000 albums, with about 240-260,000 albums worth of total activity (meaning also counting streaming, where 1,000 streams are equivalent to one album sale.) Swift is on pace to sell about 95-105,000 albums in week two with about 185-200,000 albums worth of total activity.
Tool's number is impressive because it's mostly pure sales and without the help of a ticket bundle, like some other artists have done.
Meanwhile, a ton of Taylor Swift fans have just found out who Tool was after seeing them best Swift on the constantly updating iTunes album charts. Swift has some history with metal, telling Jonathan Davis she loved Korn, quoting Every Time I Die, and posing for photos with Marilyn Manson.
Here are some Taylor Swift fans just learning about Tool:
Keep streaming guys! This band Tool is dropping a new album after 13 years (lmao 13) is okey but.. We still have a chance! STREAM #Lover by Taylor Swift HARDER! Also YNTCD and Lover seems to doing well so.. We have work ? pic.twitter.com/tplJMRG4AO
— AILIN BESHARA \ (@Dureza10Mohs) September 4, 2019
I deleted those comments.
I tweeted out of ignorance cause i had no clue who they were and i assumed that they were a new band from Spotify (even i listen to a lot of Classic Rock).
After doing some research, i see that they are an influential act in rock and metal scene
— johnny1248 (BLM, ACAB) (@StateOfReds13) September 2, 2019
tool is gonna block taylor's second week
— roy (@trackten10) September 4, 2019
Tool (Volcano/RCA) 240-260k total activity, 220-240k albums
Taylor Swift (Republic) 185-200k, 95-105k pic.twitter.com/MbLmnjrC0v
— ? (@killourlove) September 4, 2019
Tool announced a big fall tour. Killing Joke will be opening all dates on the tour. Tickets are on sale now at the links below.
October 13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival [Tickets]
October 15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center [Tickets]
October 18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena [Tickets]
October 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center [Tickets]
October 21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center [Tickets]
October 23 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena [Tickets]
October 25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center [Tickets]
October 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center [Tickets]
October 29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center [Tickets]
October 31 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum [Tickets]
November 2 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse [Tickets]
November 3 Chicago, IL United Center [Tickets]
November 5 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena [Tickets]
November 6 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse [Tickets]
November 8 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena [Tickets]
November 9 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena [Tickets]
November 11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena [Tickets]
November 12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena [Tickets]
November 14 Boston, MA TD Garden [Tickets]
November 16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center [Tickets]
November 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center [Tickets]
November 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center [Tickets]
November 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena [Tickets]
November 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall [Tickets]
November 24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena [Tickets]
November 25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena [Tickets]
Tool's new album, Fear Inoculum, is out now. Listen to it here.