TOOL’S “OPIATE2” SHORT FILM AVAILABLE NOW VIA BLU-RAY; BAND’S FIRST VIDEO IN 15 YEARS PREVIEWED IN NEWLY RELEASED CLIP https://tool.lnk.to/Opiate2clip
LISTEN TO “OPIATE2” VIA DSPS https://TOOL.lnk.to/Opiate2
March 18, 2022, LOS ANGELES – TOOL’s first video in 15 years, “Opiate2,” arrives today via RCA Records. A three-minute preview of the Blu-Ray short film is viewable here (https://tool.lnk.to/Opiate2clip). “Opiate2” is a re-imagined and extended version of TOOL’s 1992 single “Opiate,” with both the song and video marking the 30th anniversary of the EP of the same name’s release. Housed in a 46-page art book with behind-the-scenes and making-of photos, the “Opiate2” Blu-ray also includes interviews and insights from special guests. Visual artist Dominic Hailstone (“Alien: Covenant”, “The Eel”) worked with Adam Jones on the 10-plus minute film. The clip continues TOOL’s knack for merging the aural and visual worlds, creating an all-encompassing experience for the listener that has been a hallmark of the outfit since their inception. Hailstone and Jones also collaborated on the filmed pieces featured on the current Fear Inoculum tour.
TOOL also recently announced the arrival of Fear Inoculum on vinyl, with the Ultra Deluxe set arriving April 8. The collection features 5 x 180g vinyl discs emblazoned with a unique etching on the album’s B-side, and accompanied by an elaborate pictorial booklet including never-before-seen artwork. The limited-edition collection, which also features a new cover, is housed in a hard shell box. Pre-orders can be found here. TOOL tour dates: March 18 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center March 20 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse April 23 Copenhagen, DK Royal Arena April 25 Oslo, NO Spektrum April 26 Stockholm, SE Avicii Arena April 28 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena April 29 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle May 2 Manchester, UK AO Arena Manchester May 4 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena May 6 Dublin, IE 3Arena May 9 London, UK The O2 Arena May 10 London, UK The O2 Arena May 12 Paris, FR AccorHotels Arena May 13 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis May 15 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena May 17 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena May 19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome May 21 Krakow, PL Tauron Arena May 23 Prague, CZ O2 Arena May 24 Budapest, HU SportAréna
Photo credit: Travis Shinn
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing five studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001),10,000 Days (2006), and Fear Inoculum (2019); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992), and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won four GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”), Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days) and Best Metal Performance (2020, “7empest”). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).