The 4th Leg of Lateralus
Last Updated: 11/2009

Tool toured extensively in 2002 in support of Lateralus.  The band basically toured the world as they did in 2001 while making stops at various and sundry locations to deliver what became almost a concert-staple speech by MJK; the "create something positive" mantra. Recordings from the April-May world-tour feature not only a pleasant alternation of songs + variations (Flood>Grudge w/o a pause) but also relatively short performances of Tool in a festival setting.  Although it is true that Tool did not vary the set from night to night during the July-September US tour (a large chunk of the recordings available) there were several performances of significant interest such as the unveiling of Alex Grey's artwork for use on tour & the Christian fundamentalists that boycotted outside Tool's performance in Texas. The final leg of touring support for Lateralus from September-November featured Tool performing in concert venues/outlets that are normally off of the standard concert-circuit; places such as Rapid City, SD / East Lansing, MI / Albuquerque, NM. This leg of touring featured the welcome addition of both Cold & Ugly + the ever-evolving, mammoth of a song, Third Eye, with vocal support from both Bill Hicks + Dr. Timothy Leary.
Notes on live recordings/sources:
The overwhelming majority of live Tool recordings on this site are sourced from CD, cassette or DVD/VHS usually sourced from the taper or a verified, definitive low generation copy - as noted - and not from various downloaded material. The recordings found on this site, unless noted, are not sourced from FLAC, SHN,  or sourced from downloaded video files. Please note that this holds true to ~the 10K Days era. From 2006 on, virtually all recordings of Tool have been released via various torrents. All recordings found on this site have as much legitimate source & lineage history as possible. You can not download any complete recording on this site; only 1 minute (or less)  MP3 samples are provided to give the collector a reference for the source. This entire website is for referential & archival use only & in no way is to be used for commercial gain of any kind. 

Definitive Recordings:
04.18.02 - Christchurch, New Zealand @ Westpac Trust Center (2CD)

05.21.02 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle (Ozzfest) (DAT / 2CD)
08.13.02 - New York City, NY, USA @ Radio City Music Hall (DVD / 2CD) (Source A)

11.18.02 - Albuquerque, NM, USA @ Tingley Coliseum (2CD)  (Source A)