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Tool Releases Re-Imagined and Extended Version of ‘Opiate2’

The track celebrates the 30th anniversary of the EP of the same name
Tool (photo: Travis Shinn)

Nearly six years ago, Tool busted out a re-imagined and extended version of their 1992 track “Opiate” live at Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival. Now (in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their EP of the same name), the rockers released the studio version of the alternate take on the track, officially titled “Opiate2.”

Alongside the new track, a Blu-ray edition of the music video for “Opiate2” (the band’s first in 15 years) will release on March 18, and it’s available for pre-order now. Visual artist Dominic Hailstone teamed up with the band on the 10-minute film, which features interviews and insights from some of the band’s collaborators and friends in addition to the music video itself. Tool fans may also recognize Hailstone’s work from the filmed visual components used on Tool’s current Fear Inoculum tour.

Check out the new track below.



In other Tool-related news, the band finally announced the arrival of Fear Inoculum on vinyl. Collectors can get their hands on the limited-edition album on April 8 and pre-order it now.

If the multiple pre-orders aren’t enough, fans can still catch the band at the tour dates below.

Tool Tour Dates

March 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
March 3 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
March 4 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
March 6 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
March 8 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
March 10 – Chicago, IL – United Center
March 12 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Arena
March 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
March 15 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
March 17 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
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