TOOL announce “OPIATE2” digital release

TOOL, who are currently on tour in support of their GRAMMY Award® winning album Fear Inoculum, take it back to their beginning, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first commercially-available release, Opiate, with a re-imagined and extended version of the EP’s title track and an accompanying short film. “Opiate2” is available via DSPs on March 1, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18. Visual artist Dominic Hailstone (“Alien: Covenant”, “The Eel”) worked with Jones on the 10-plus minute film, which is the band’s first new video in 15 years. 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. The physical release features a Blu-ray housed in a 46-page art book with behind-the-scenes and making-of photos as well as interviews and insights from special guests. “Opiate2” pre-orders are available now: TOOL tour dates: February 22 Washington, DC Capital One Arena February 23 Belmont Park, NY UBS Arena February 26 Newark, NJ Prudential Center February 27 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center 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