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summer 2009 the lowdown and the followup

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Couldn't make the show? At least you can find out how it was. Here's what fans from each tour stop had to say about this tour, which was the first set of dates Tool played since the end of 2007 (538 days since their previous show, if you were counting).

This tour was unusual in that it did not follow Tool's usual pattern of ending a tour hiatus only after releasing a new album. The reason for this may never be publicly explained.

Also, for you t.d.n historians, this tour listing was the first in ten years to use a new button for "reviews." The old one decided it was time for a break, and is still hanging out on old tour itineraries.

Unlike tours before 2006, all reviews were posted to the forums. This means posts are not exclusively "reviews", as there is some discussion, though we tried to keep the noise down and the readability up. A total of XX (some big number which we haven't counted yet) reviews and observations were posted for these 16 shows. Happy reading.

Summer 2009 Mini-tour
July 18- Commerce City, CO- Mile High Festival- reviews
July 19- Salt Lake City, UT- Energy Solutions Arena- reviews
July 21- Phoenix, AZ- US Airways Center- reviews
July 22- Rio Rancho, NM- Santa Ana Star Center- reviews
July 24- San Antonio, TX- AT&T Center- reviews
July 25- Dallas, TX- Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie- reviews
July 27- Duluth, GA- Gwinnett Arena- reviews
July 29- Charlotte, NC- Bojangles Coliseum- reviews
July 30- Fairfax, VA- Patriot Center- reviews
Aug 1- Jersey City, NJ- All Points West Festival- reviews
Aug 2- Manchester, NH- Verizon Wireless Amphitheater- reviews
Aug 4- Kingston, ON- K Rock Center- reviews
Aug 5- Toronto, ON- Molson Amphitheater- reviews
Aug 7- Cincinnati, OH- PNC Pavilion- reviews
Aug 8- Chicago, IL- Lollapalooza- reviews
Aug 22- Pomona, CA- Epicenter Festival @ Fairplex- reviews

the end

And that, as they say, is that. No more reviews are being accepted at present. Thanks to all reviewers.


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