1994
So, uh, somebody needs to help me out here, uh... I took a bunch of your acid. You're...no we're Santa...you're Santa Cruz and we're Tool right?
Last Updated: 10/2009

Notes:
With the release of Sober as a single, a commercial hit for Tool that solidified their presence in the music scene, the band toured the United States, Canada & Europe with a string of headline shows to audiences that would one day say "oh yeah, I was there & they rocked my socks off". For some Tool enthusiasts, this era of touring is definitive insofar as having 'the' set lists. Of special merit and interest, the band performed on several occasions a  blistering cover of Led Zeppelin's No Quarter converged into a haunting rendition of Disgustipated - that has to be heard to be believed.  This era, on some recorded instances, highlights the disconnect + tension (rivalry?) between Paul D'Amour & MJK each vying for intellectual property rights to the meanings of songs; Paul in a joking tone & MJK in a serious tone on many occasions. Take a listen to the 07.21.1994 London, England, Shepherd's Bush recording where Paul is actually replaced by none other than Justin Chancellor (who would later take over Paul's bass-playing duties) on Sober - Paul would later, in between songs say, "Justin's a cunt". Tool also tested out beta versions soon-to-be classic songs such as Stinkfist & Pushit with alternate lyrics and musical phrasings. This year also highlights the last known FM recordings (studio sessions) that the band took part in. 
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:
07.10.94 - Dour, Belgium @ Plaine de La Machine (DVD) (Source B)
07.21.94 - London, Empire, England @ Shepherd's Bush (DVD / VHS) (Source B)

11.14.94 - Santa Cruz, CA, USA @ Santa Cruz Civic Center (DAT / 2CD)  (Source A)