Tool celebrate Opiate 30th anniversary with reimagined single and short film

Tool announce details of Opiate², a reimagined version of the Opiate single and accompanying short film for the EP’s 30th anniversary.

Tool celebrate Opiate 30th anniversary with reimagined single and short film
Kerrang! staff

Tool will celebrate three decades since the release of their 1992 Opiate EP with Opiate²: a reimagined and extended version of the single, and accompanying short film.

Pronounced 'Opiate squared', the band's new release sees Adam Jones team up with visual artist Dominic Hailstone for a 10-minute movie, which is considered the band's first new video in 15 years. With the single arriving digitally on March 1, the whole thing will also be out as a physical release from March 18, with a special Blu-ray featuring a 46-page art book with BTS photos and 'interviews and insights from special guests'.

"Taking it back to the beginning, Tool celebrates 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," reads a statement from the band. "Opiate2 (pronounced Opiate Squared) is available via streaming services on March 1, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18."

After that, catch Tool on their upcoming UK and European tour:


23 Copenhagen, DK Royal Arena
25 Oslo, NO Spektrum
26 Stockholm, SE Avicii Arena
28 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena
29 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle


2 Manchester, UK AO Arena Manchester
4 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena
6 Dublin, IE 3Arena
9 London, UK The O2 Arena
10 London, UK The O2 Arena
12 Paris, FR AccorHotels Arena
13 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis
15 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena
17 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena
19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
21 Krakow, PL Tauron Arena
23 Prague, CZ O2 Arena
24 Budapest, HU SportAréna

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