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

SPIN's favorite doom metal band preparing to duck beercans across America

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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