Tool Shares Their New Single “Opiate2”


 

Photo credit - Travis Shinn

Photo credit – Travis Shinn

Tool, currently on tour in support of their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum (read our review here), will celebrate 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. For Tool fanatics, this is the much loved extended version the band performs live. ‘Opiate2’ (or Opiate squared) is available via DSPs right now!, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18th.

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Tool Will Release “Opiate2” Single Digitally and a Blu-Ray Short Film in March


Tool, currently on tour in support of their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum (read our review here), will celebrate 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.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Tool – Blonde Redhead: Live at The Chase Center


By my own admission, I have been to some weird Tool shows in my nearly thirty years as a fan. Some of them have been weird thanks to the band, and some have been weird, because well I’m (not a creep), a weirdo. One of my last shows before the world shut down was Tool at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, complete with an army of relentless rent-a-guards practically assaulting fans due to the notorious Tool cell phone policy. I’ve no issue with the policy, just the way it is implemented. Tonight was by far the weirdest Tool show ever for many reasons.

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Tool Adds One More Date in Colorado to Their Upcoming North American Tour


 

Tool will resume their “Fear Inoculum World Tour” next month and will spend the first three months of 2022 crisscrossing the U.S., have added an additional date to the extensive trek: Jan. 28 at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Tickets are on sale on December 8th at the link below. Continue reading


Tool Releases New Merch Line For “10,000 Days” Anniversary


Tool marked the 15th anniversary of the release of their 10,000 Days (Volcano, Tool Dissectional) album on May 2nd, 2021 with a new line of special themed merch. Among the typical shirts, hoodies, and hats, there are pillows, pint glasses, a sherpa blanket, and the Vicarious single/video DVD for sale at their store. 2021 is a special year for Tool album milestones as Lateralus (read our review here) just turned 20 years old, and Ænima will see a 25th anniversary this fall. The band was supposed to be on the road touring being Fear Inoculum, but has been largely inactive since the lockdown as vocalist Maynard James Kennan contracted COVID-19 twice and released a new album with Puscifer, while Adam Jones put out an instrumental single and video with the help of fellow bandmates Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor.

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Tool Has Postponed the First Leg of Their Upcoming North American Tour


Tool has announced due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the band has been forced to cancel the first leg of their upcoming North American Tour. Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. All previously purchased tickets for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled performances. The band shared the news on their Facebook and other social networks. They continue to tour in support of their global smash album, the Grammy Award-winning Fear Inoculum (Tool Disecctional/RCA). Check out our review and photos from the first leg here!Continue reading


Watch Tool Perform “7empest” Live for the First Time


Tool performed their Grammy-winning song “7empest” from their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum yesterday in Sydney Australia where they performed at Qudos Bank Arena.“7empest”, The track won the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy at the 62nd annual ceremony, which was held last month in Los Angeles.Continue reading


Tool Books Additional Dates for Their US Tour


Tool has added further tour dates following on their current dates. They will now perform at west coast venues in Spokane, Portland, Eugene, and Boise, with the full details below. The band is performing tonight (1/21) in Austin, Texas at Frank Erwin Center. Author & Punisher is currently opening for Tool, but no word if the band will continue to open these extra dates. Tickets for the new shows go on sale on Friday, January 24.Continue reading


Metallica, Tool, and Queen Top The Lists of Most Consumed Rock and Metal Artists


According to a newly published report by music industry data leader BuzzAngle Music’s and their 2019 year-end report, Metallica is the biggest selling band for the last five years when compared with any other rock group. Queen was the top-selling rock artist of 2019, while Tool’s record-breaking Fear Inoculum album was the best selling rock album of the last calendar year. Continue reading


Tool Pays Tribute To Neil Pert of Rush in San Diego


As the news gripped the world the other night that Rush’s Neil Peart had died, Tool was kickiing off their new leg of the Fear Inoculum tour in San Diego. The band paid tribute to Peart and Rush, several times during the night: During Danny Carey’s drum solo, later performing a partial cover of ‘A Passage to Bangkok’ and their “walk out music at the end of the night, 2112. Watch fan filmed video!Continue reading