Sludgemasters Yob To Delight, Confound on Tool's Winter Tour

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Fresh after appearing on SPIN's top 50 albums of 2011 and garnering the distinction of our second-favorite metal album of the year, atmospheric, skull-caving sludge monsters Yob are preparing to set off on a tour with prog-metal titans Tool in 2012.

The always brave and industry-defying Tool has a long, awesome history of bringing only the boldest, brightest alterna-metal heroes out on tour with them — past roadmates include the Melvins, Fantômas, Isis, Kinski, Russian Circles, and noise-hop titans Dälek. While SPIN is always ecstatic about these choices, these bands often, notoriously, come up against a swift rounds of boos from the audience. Here's hoping Yob's monolithic walls of sludge drowns out any naysayers!Yob's dates with Tool
January 28 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
January 29 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
January 31 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
February 1 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
February 3 - TBA
February 4 - Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles' Coliseum
February 6 - Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
February 7 - Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
February 8 - Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Center Arena

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