Tool! Tool won a GRAMMY!
Tonight is the 62nd annual GRAMMY awards, and while the ceremony is moments away from going live, the metal awards have already been distributed on the pre-show.
Fun fact: There are 84 GRAMMYs being awarded today, and only eight of them actually make the main show.
Tonight you will see: record/album/song or the year, new artist, pop vocal album, rap album, country duo/group performance, comedy album.
— Ben Sisario (@sisario) January 26, 2020
Anyway, as for the metal award, here are the nominees:
Best Metal Performance
Candlemass – Astorolus – The Great Octopus [ft. Tony Iommi]
Death Angel – Humanicide
I Prevail – Bow Down
Killswitch Engage – Unleashed
Tool – 7empest – WINNER
Congratulations to Tool for winning the award for "7empest." Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor were present to accept the award. View the acceptance speech after the tour dates below.
Tool is expanding their Fear Inoculum tour into March with four additional dates on the western half of the U.S. Tickets go on sale on January 21, and no openers have yet been announced. Here are all their scheduled tour dates:
w/ Author & Punisher
1/28 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena [Tickets]
1/29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena [Tickets]
1/31 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum [Tickets]
2/1 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center [Tickets]
Australia/New Zealand 2020
2/14 Perth, AUS – RAC Arena [Tickets]
2/17 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena [Tickets]
2/20 Brisbane, AUS – Entertainment Centre [Tickets]
2/22 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena [Tickets]
2/28 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena [Tickets]
Tool was nominated in the Best Rock Song category, another category not on the main show. Here are the nominees and winners for best rock song and best rock album.
Best Rock Song
Tool – Fear Inoculum
The 1975 – Give Yourself a Try
Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land – WINNER
(Clark Jr. also won for Best Rock Performance.)
Best Rock Album
Bring Me the Horizon – amo
Cage the Elephant – Social Cues – WINNER
The Cranberries – In the End
I Prevail – Trauma
Rival Sons – Feral Roots
Here are some red carpet arrivals from the metal world: